About Us

Lee in his Studio


We thank you for visiting Lee M. Buchanan Jewelry!

A few introductions so you know who "we" are: Lee and Barbara Buchanan, husband and wife, and Ginger, our fastidious feline. We work together to offer unique, artisan designed and hand-crafted jewelry with natural gemstones, pearls, world known Swarovski crystals and pearls, lamp glass, unique seed beads and high quality gold and silver plate findings.

We established Heritage Visual Arts in 1994 to promote Lee’s artistic endeavors under our corporate HVA business umbrella. 

Lee’s love of lighthouses had us traveling throughout the Mid Atlantic area, to New England and the West Coast. We participated in numerous art and craft fairs, showing Lee’s photography in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. At each show I managed our booth, and Lee always visited some of the other vendors, learning about their craft and observing the materials and colors used.

We moved from the Philadelphia area to South Central Pennsylvania in 1998 when I accepted a new position in the Lancaster area. Lee set up his studio in our new home and continued his photography and painting.

Professional and conservative dress was part of my management position and versatile, affordable jewelry was essential. Our experience with art and craft shows and Lee’s art training and knowledge of color, shape and texture encouraged him to experiment with jewelry design. His hand-crafted jewelry met my "wish list" for jewelry to wear to work, and the foundation for Lee M. Buchanan Jewelry was laid.

Family and friends provided support and encouragement when we first started making our jewelry, but word spread and our business has grown. Customers see the passion we put into our work and appreciate the excellent quality of our artisan designed jewelry that is crafted with color and style.

Everything we make is done in-house, handmade one at time, not mass-produced. We do not have a huge warehouse stocked high with our products. We search for the very best stones, crystals, beads, findings and components to insure we maintain the quality our customers have come to expect. We use high-quality gold and silver plate as it looks great and is low maintenance.

As a home-based business, we enjoy the company of Ginger, our feline "assistant" who likes to keep Lee company in his studio. Ginger enjoys spending time on our screened porch, where she can watch the birds, squirrels and deer that frequent our property. 

We currently offer a wide variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants. Most of our jewelry have matching pieces, or pieces that complement a necklace or pendant. The "you may also like" section at the bottom of our product pages feature the matching or coordinating jewelry pieces. We began offering Jewelry Collections early in 2015 to expand your choices of beautiful coordinating jewelry.

Lee incorporates Swarovski crystals into many of his designs, as their variety and quality are well known. You’ll find semi-precious natural stones and pearls in most pieces.

Lee continues to explore new and different types of natural stones and beads. You'll find announcements and images of new products in in our Blog, and on our Facebook page. Subscribe to our Preferred Customer Mailing List for all the news, coupons and special sales. Enter your e-mail in the subscription box below, in the page footer area.

Lee M. Buchanan Jewelry is part of our parent company, Heritage Visual Arts Inc. We are a family-owned business. You know whom you’re dealing with when doing business with us. We guarantee your satisfaction!

Thank you for visiting!

Lee, Barbara and Ginger (meow!)



Heritage Visual Arts, Inc.

PO Box 86

Conestoga, PA 17516-0086

717-871-9027 voice

717-871-9028 fax