Lisi Lerch's Jewelry Empire in West Conshohocken

With earrings, necklaces and hats in her design arsenal, she's no stranger to a healthy dose of color and style.

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TLisi Lerch shows off a selection of her was a time when Lisi Lerch couldn’t accessorize. “I worked in institutional equity sales in New York,” says Lerch. “I really enjoyed it, but I really wanted to do something more creative.”

She’s making up for it now with her thriving jewelry-design business. The career change came after a move from the city to Ithaca, N.Y. “I took it as an opportunity to do something I always wanted to do,” she says.

In 2001, Lerch got her feet wet by designing the fancy hats worn by ladies at the Kentucky Derby. “I love wearing hats,” says Lerch, who grew up in Maryland and now lives with her husband and kids in West Conshohocken. “They were really fun to create.”

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