Thursday, March 20, 2008

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: LesChic

Leslie's fascination with jewelry began at an early age. "I think I got my diverse taste in jewelry from the women who influenced my life. One of my grandma's was my 'city grandma. She loved flashy and bold jewelry. The other was my 'country grandma.' I never saw her in anything but a simple and classic strand of pearls. My mom loved very dainty jewelry, so that is why I can't make just one style of jewelry," she explains. "I love it all!" Aside from making her eclectic pieces she was also a hairstylist and owned a salon for 23 years. "I turned 40 last year and have found the phrase '40 and Fabulous' to be oh so true! Things in my life just started to fall in place. After a lifetime of trying..not trying..to just being happy with my life, I surprisingly found myself pregnant last August," she gushed. "It is such a miracle and my husband (who is the best in the world) and I feel so lucky and blessed." She soon found herself selling the salon in order to be with her new precious gift. "Ironically I started making jewelry as a stress reliever about 2 years ago and found it a perfect creative outlet for me," she admits. She'd love to turn her art into a full time career and vows to improve every day - especially her pictures (which I think are perfect already). "It shows more than the piece if its a good picture...it sets a mood..it tells a story and makes you fall in love with it instantly." Please check out her shop: http://leschic.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

6 comments:

Julia said...

Lovely and inspiring! Thank you for posting :)

Lori said...

What a great post, and absolutely lovely jewelry!!!

High Desert Diva said...

Another favorite!

I didn't realize I was such a jewelry whore until I joined Etsy. The bulk of my favorites are jewelry pieces. And many of the artists were found through your blog!

Dharma Designs said...

LOL Diva - that's my favorite comment so far! I definitely know what you mean! :-)

Alicia said...

love this piece!

bluebijou said...

This is such a gorgeous piece, thanks for sharing.