I'm Leslie, and I love jewelry. I love designing it, making it, looking at it, wearing it, and thinking about it. I love seeing what other people are making and wearing too. The urge to adorn is deep within us, and I believe in the power of a chic, beautiful pair of earrings or a cool bracelet to brighten your day!
That's my goal: to create unique, well-designed, stylish pieces that make you feel fabulous, whether you are wearing yoga pants or an evening dress. I promise you will get lots of compliments!
I'm a one-person operation! I generally make one of each piece, so when it sells, it goes out of stock. If you see an item here that is unavailable, ask me to make it! I often have materials in stock and would love to help.
I have been working on and off in the jewelry industry for the last twenty+ years-- in Athens, Greece, Boston and New York. I have trained as a bench jeweler, designed jewelry for both fine and costume jewelry manufacturers and worked for an antique silver and jewelry dealer in Manhattan. I have an MA in decorative arts history, concentrating on silver and jewelry. That's a lot of time thinking about, studying and making jewelry! 😃
Seed beads are my creative rocket fuel! I started working with them in the late 1990s for fun while working as a jewelry designer. When I started my own jewelry business, they were a natural choice of material. I also love to work with Swarovski crystals, pearls, natural stones, shell and other types of beads.
Inspiration comes from historic pattern design and from both modern and antique jewelry. I also get inspired from my beautiful materials and love to experiment with techniques and stitches.
I live in the forest in Connecticut with my husband and special needs son. He is my inspiration and the reason I started this business too.
For more photos and information, please check out my Facebook and Instagram pages and my YouTube Channel for tutorials (links below).
Photo credit: Marsden Epworth