Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lisa Leonard Designs

I'm so excited to tell you about this GIVEAWAY from Lisa Leonard Designs!!   Her jewelry is so unique and just looks like it was made with love. 

 I'm always inspired by stories of people who take risks and follow their hearts to create sucessful businesses.  I think Lisa's story is best told by her: 

I have been making jewelry since high school but I decided to get serious after my first son, David, was born. I wanted to start a small business that would enable me to quit my job and stay home with my boys. At the time, I had never taken any formal classes or received special training in jewelry making. I just went for it! I am kind of the 'jump in and learn as you go' type. Creating jewelry not only allowed me to work from home, but has connected me with so many amazing women along the way.

My desire is to create simple, lovely pieces that can be worn with jeans or your little black dress. I want each piece to meaningful. Our custom jewelry is hand-stamped with your kids’ names or a special phrase or verse. I love to touch my necklace throughout the day and reflect on my husband and my sweet boys.

Each piece we create is a work of art—hand cut, hammered, polished, drilled and assembled with care. I am inspired by other artists--painters, scrapbookers, clothing designers and poets. I also love to soak up nature-the sky, the sea, the green hills. I let all these ideas and images swirl around in my mind and then I create. When an idea hits me I sketch it out and play until the perfect design comes together.  Lisa Leonard Designs exists because moms, grandmas and friends have shared our designs with each other while waiting in line at the grocery store or sipping coffee with a friend.

sloan photography:

Lisa has generously offered to give away one of her beautiful pieces to a reader. 

How cute is the spoon above?!  What a perfect gift for a new baby!   And the chandy necklace below?!!  Can you see how unique they are?  See how the names are stamped into the sterling silver?

And yes, I got something wonderful too out of this giveaway!!!  Lisa was sweet enough to send me the Family Crest necklace  (below) and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!  It's just incredible and is the perfect thing to wear everyday.  Seeing the photos of her jewelry is one thing, but they're just amazing in real life.  I haven't been crazier over a piece of jewelry in a VERY long time. 

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment answering this question:  If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  (And being able to heal people doesn't count because I think most of us would probably choose that, except my husband, who claims he wants a tail, which even isn't a superpower and is so gross.  He won't tell me his real coveted superpower.)     

I'll pick a name at Random, check back on Tuesday to see who won.  If you win, you'll  get to choose your favorite piece from the website & Lisa will send it to you.  Lisa also has a beautiful blog here with lots of pretty inspiration.

...  And I WOULD FLY!!! 
(Flying dreams are the best!!!)


ps-  Don't forget to vote again for Eddie's Elle Decor Window for Bloomindales!  (On the top of the right sidebar is a photo link to the voting.  :)

*All images from Lisa Leonard Designs