Grosgrain would like to introduce Lisa Leonard Designs. Lisa creates lovely and sentimental custom jewelry for mothers and wives, husbands and fathers, daughters and sons.
She has been kind enough to offer TWO $50 gift certificates to TWO separate Grosgrain readers!
Lisa work has been featured in many mainstream magazines such as American Baby, Wondertime, Pregnancy, and Cookie, among others.
She has been making jewelry since high school but decided to get serious after her first son, David, was born. She wanted to start a small business that would enable her to quit her job and stay home with her boys. At the time, she had never taken any formal classes or received special training in jewelry making. She just went for it! She's the kind of the 'jump in and learn as you go' type. Creating jewelry not only allowed her to work from home, but has connected her with so many amazing women along the way.
Her desire is to create simple, lovely pieces that can be worn with jeans or your little black dress. She wants each piece to be meaningful. Her custom jewelry is hand-stamped with your kids’ names or a special phrase or verse. She loves to touch her necklace throughout the day and reflect on her husband and her sweet boys.
These customized spoons are my favorite piece. I imagine my kids sitting at the breakfast table each happily eating with their own personalized spoon:)
Each piece she creates is a work of art—hand cut, hammered, polished, drilled and assembled with care.
She is inspired by other artists--painters, scrapbookers, clothing designers and poets. She also loves to soak up nature-the sky, the sea, the green hills. She lets all these ideas and images swirl around in her mind and then she creates. When an idea hits her, she sketchs it out and plays until the perfect design comes together.
Lisa Leonard Designs exists because moms, grandmas and friends have shared their designs with each other while waiting in line at the grocery store or sipping coffee with a friend. Most of her customers find her through word of mouth. She knows that you’ll find the perfect piece.
Come visit her blog to hear more of her story and please share your story with her!
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