Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Last Minute Gift Shopping, Anyone?

Let me introduce you to my friend Leigh. She hand crafts beautiful jewelry and ornaments out of silver and copper, with designs ranging from the demure to the baroque. She has generously supported our PKD fundraising over the years with donated pieces to auction (where they were hotly bid upon). She's a wonderful, caring friend and a talented artist. And she's offering really reasonable shipping for the holidays.

Here are few of my favorite pieces of hers.

These Tsunami Earrings ($25) appeal to my wild side. I'm going to buy a pair some day soon. Meanwhile, I may have already bought a pair for my sister-in-law....

Leigh calls this Spinning Ring ($65) a fiddler's delight, which threw me at first, as I used to play violin. Then I read the description and realized that the thin center band spins freely around the ring, making it a perfect fidget item. Verrrrrrrrrrry tempting, let me tell you.

At $249, this Byzantine Triangle is one of Leigh's pricier designs, but look at the craftsmanship! Constructed in the chainmaille style, each loop is hand cut and hand formed. I am picturing this with all of my dresses (little black ones and otherwise) -- I think it would go with just about anything.

This whimsical little Christmas Tree Pin ($19) comes in shiny silver, oxidized silver, and copper, and it's the cutest thing ever. And at this price, it's an easy "filler" gift for those hard-to-shop-for ladies on your list. I wore mine on the cowl-neck of a red sweater yesterday, and it instantly put me in a holiday mood.

This is but a tiny sampling of Leigh's work -- you can see much more at her Esty shop. If When you place an order, tell her I sent you!


Twining Vine Designs said...

Thanks, Ruth! Very kind of you!


Lori said...

Wow! Great stuff, but the ring is a must. I am so that person that fidgets! I must have it.

Kelly said...

I. Want. That. Necklace.

Sue said...

I purchased ( on the 15th!!) a necklace and a ring - the necklace is one of the tumbled silver ones - that is for my sister, and the chainmail ring is for my Mom.

Leigh has such great stuff! The package arrived dead on time, and the quality of the jewelry incredible. :-)

Anonymous said...

Pictures don't do Leigh's beautiful pieces justice. They are works of art.
My daughter and I have several pieces. Leigh's earrings are daughter's "to go" ones; she loves them.
Have given several pieces as gifts and all of our neices will get earrings for Christmas. GO LEIGH!