Introducing Lisa Leonard. Do you know her jewelry yet? Well, you’d be delighted to, because she and her jewels are gorgeous. Very hip, very simple, very now, very easy to wear.
And Lisa? Lisa is one of those people who you could find creating necklaces in the back of her high school class. A real person who just loves making things. You can tell by her style and detailing that she’s been at it for a while. However, she told me that she only ‘seriously’ started to make jewelry after her first son was born. Thank goodness she did, as her work is truly lovely.
Give-Away: $50 Gift Certificate
Today, Lisa is allowing me to give a $50 gift certificate away on her behalf to spend in her online store. I am just over the moon. Details on how to enter in the contest below.
When you see Lisa’s work (see showcase below & her website), you probably be as amazed as I am that she’s never taken any formal classes or received special training in jewelry making. I guess, she made this ‘Believe’ tag for herself…?! Because, that’s what she did: she just believed in her self, AND just went for it!
Part of Our Creative Community
Lisa aims to create simple, lovely pieces that can be worn with jeans or your little black dress. She just wants each piece to meaningful and so she allows you to completely customize each piece of jewelry, hand-stamped with your kids’ names or a special phrase or verse. So that you’ll love to touch your necklace throughout the day and reflect on your husband and your sweet kids.
“Each piece I create is a work of art—hand cut, hammered, polished, drilled and assembled with care. I am inspired by other artists–painters, scrap bookers, 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.”
Some of My Favorite Jewels
I want to showcase some of her pieces, i.e. my favorites on her site now:
1. Finally some really good jewelry for man: husbands, boyfriends and DADS!
I love that key ring that says: “my daddy is superhero” (+ kids names). Which father would not like to get that?
Tip: If you want to order something for Fathers Day, TODAY is the last day to ensure it will arrive in time.
2. There’s something right about a family tree, a sweet water pearl and kids names… I don’t know exactly what it is, but it’s a match.
btw. There are lots of ‘hearts + custom words’ jewels on her site, and and if you like me are into hearts, you’ll need a bit of dilly-dallying in Lisa’s shop before you can come up with your absolute favorite…
3. I say #3 if I were to win the gift certificate (which I’m not, because YOU are), this is what I would put the money towards:
A magic wand!
Fancy that …..
4. Numbered Necklaces: birthdays, wedding dates, anniversaries, or just a simple 1, 2, 3 kids. How fun.
Lisa customizes each piece and you can add whatever word you like.
1. One Entry to Win: leave a thoughtful comment answering this question: After visiting Lisa Leonard’s website, tell us how would you use your $50 gift certificate? In other words, what’s YOUR favorite piece of jewelry on her site?
All US & Canadian residents may enter Lisa’s giveaway: – regardless of age, relationship, sex, or creed – except for members of our immediate family (ie, those living in our households, as in significant other/children).
You must include your email address in your comment to qualify.
Additional Chances to Win
You may submit additional entries to have more chances to win. Additional entries are always optional and EACH ONE MUST BE LEFT IN A SEPARATE COMMENT to count.
2. One Entry to Win: Like FineCraftGuild dotcom Page at Facebook
3. One Entry to Win: Be-Friend Rose at Facebook
4. One Entry to Win: Sign up for our Newsletter using the form on the right of this page. If you’re already subscribed, leave us a comment also.
5. One Entry to Win: Follow Lisa on Twitter. You can leave a comment too, if you already follow Lisa.
For any of these action to qualify as an additional chance to win, leave a comment for each telling us about it. Remember to add your email address in each comment.
Duration of the Contest
This contest will be open for 1 week exactly from the date & time of this post.
How We Choose Winners
The winner of this giveaway will be randomly selected. Winners are notified via email and are given to 48 hours to respond in order to claim prize. You must respond to your email to claim the prize. I will probably also announce the winner right here at the bottom of this post in a week’s time. Hopefully, that’s YOU!
Contest Fine Print
No person may enter any contest more than once, by just using multiple email addresses. Entrants must enter using the correct email address, and other specific entry information requested. We are not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries. All invalid contest entries, including comments, will be deleted.
The contest winners will be contacted at the email address used to enter the contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply email as the winner. Winners are given to 48 hours to respond in order to claim prize. If I do not get a response within 48 hours, a new prize winner will be chosen.
The contest sponsor will mail the contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email. Winners must not contact sponsor directly, or the prize will be forfeited.
Meanwhile, Come Back TOMORROW!
Why? Tomorrow we’re pre-opening our WEEKLY * Fine Craft Guild * DIY Tutorial * linky party.
Come join in and leave us a link to your best DIY tutorial and check out the wonderful projects made by others.
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CONTEST CLOSED; in process of finding the winner…
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