FINDING HER OWN LANE: E.C. Native Launches Art Biz Eclectic Sol Studio
McKenzie Lellman combines movement and nature in pieces you can wear, with plans to offer more
Staying in tune with the gentle flow of snakes in the grass or the alignment of stars in the sky, using a paintbrush, hammer, or the flow of her own hands, McKenzie Lellman delicately connects wonder in her art. With a unique yet vintage feel, Eclectic Sol Studio offers pieces of jewelry that reflect such wonder, with more pieces coming soon.
Starting off as Kenzie Lane Co in 2019 at the Eau Claire Makers Market, the pandemic nearly forced a halt on her business. Time spent away from what she started allowed her to begin rethinking future steps forward with more intention.
"I try to be very intentional with the pieces I create – and thoughtful. I don't just want to create something to be consumed. I want it to have a deeper meaning to people."
founder of eclectic sol studio
“(My pieces are) inspired by the world around us: nature, humans, things like that,” she explained. With pieces like her top-selling coil-snake ring, the black obsidian sequoia tree pendant, and the yin-yang inspired drop earrings, her designs are sure to spark interest in the meanings behind them. “I try to be very intentional with the pieces I create – and thoughtful. I don’t just want to create something to be consumed. I want it to have a deeper meaning to people.”
With three collections out now – Cosmos, Coil, and Co-Exist – her art aims to bring peace, a sense of grounding, and luxury to those who are called to certain designs.
Made with 14K Gold Fill and Sterling Silver, her pieces are always designed from scratch and made by hand. “I’m a very maximalist person,” she laughed. “I feel like a lot of the companies around here are very minimal and sophisticated … In my designs, I’m mixing that with a weathered, older, richer (look),” she said.
Hoping to bring more of her artistic touch to other mediums she enjoys, folks can soon expect to find pottery, prints, stickers, and more from Eclectic Sol Studio.
Also looking to create her own storefront or collaborate with other artists in the future, McKenzie is creating new boundaries for herself, her art, and the Valley’s art scene. Similarly, with everything printed and sleeved with biodegradable/recycled packaging, McKenzie’s footing is always aligned with her path and her vision for the future.
“I want to let any doors (that are supposed to) open, open, and whatever doors are supposed to shut, shut,” she said.