wearable art & accessories
Wearable Art is the best way to describe Designs by Leslie jewelry. Leslie has been making unique, one of a kind jewelry and gift items since 2003. She combines a unique style of glass fusing & lamp work with sterling silver wire wrapping in her main line of pendants and earrings.
Leslie's brother was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. She was devastated and lost, but a year later, almost to the date she found herself in a glass class at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. She does not remember signing up for the class, but it truly was a blessing. Leslie worked thru her grief by creating with glass. Taking classes across the country and refining her technique. She soon left a a career in finance to focus on her glass and young family.
Leslie’s business theme is “beauty and possibilities.” She sees this in all of her art, and believes that each of her pieces has a special energy that comes from her experiences. The connection to her brother which caused her to want to live out loud, her love of the ocean and her desire to inspire others is found in every item she makes.
She combines her own poetry and favorite quotes with her work whenever possible. Her own words are written beautifully and printed on card stock with her Acceptance Stars and Snowflakes. Her Story Pendants and Bracelets are wearable inspiration. And her Serenity Bracelets are designed to be a wearable worry stone to sooth an anxious heart. She has found a way to share inspiration and humor thru a technique that allows her fuse words into glass making a lasting impression on her night lights, plates and jewelry.
Her work also includes an eco friendly line of wine bottle jewelry, belt buckles and candles.
All of Leslie’s work is handmade in her Severna Park, MD studio that she shares with 2 dogs and a cat and frequent visits from her husband, sons and Mother all of who influence her work on a daily basis.