Meet The Maker
Lauren Lester is a California grown maker and jewelry designer currently located in Morganton, North Carolina. Before jewelry Lauren attended college in San Francisco with the goals of becoming a set designer for a theatre company. While her path changed shortly after she graduated, her love for interior scenery remained. It is still a main inspiration for her work, alongside toy design, drag, surrealism, fashion and Catholic iconography.
While Odin Sleeps was formed in 2011 in SF, Ca. Jewelry began as a way to stay nomadic, though as WOS grew, Lauren needed new tools to materialize new ideas. She met her Partner Scott Hughes of Obscura MFG in 2016 and together they needed space to house their two businesses. They bought a property in the Western NC where the couple, their businesses, and their two dogs plan to stay for the next few years.
Lauren is currently working on expanding WOS beyond jewelry. She’s teaming up with other female owned and operated businesses to collaborate on new projects, like clothing, purses, hair accessories, more wall hangings, and a few other soon to be announced endeavors. Lauren has a long term goal of opening a storefront, where she will showcase other small businesses and expand her team.