Thursday, November 5, 2009

Introducing Leslie Zabel {jewelry}

{Palau Lagoon Lampwork Bracelet}
Just like the water in the lagoon, this bracelet holds enchantment and mysticism. A large focal bead with a "wave" in the center first catches your eye which is surrounded by lots of twists and turns in the oxidized copper. The surrounding lampwork beads are a deep navy blue with air bubbles purposefully put into the design, a soft sparkly green, and a mixture of a blue/green swirl to match the large focal bead. The oxidized copper brings balance to this piece by adding a warmth to the cool colors.
{Solemn Mt. Emei Necklace}
A soft and delicate piece created with glowing hues of opaque peach, silver gray, and a shimmering white moonstone. This beautiful trio is complimented by the shine of a sterling silver lotus flower charm and sterling silver S clasp. Peaceful beauty! Mt. Emei or Éméi Shan is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China.

{Lightening on Lago Maggiore Labradorite Earrings}
This pair is made of labradorite briolettes with a brilliant blue flash and tiny sterling silver balls all wrapped in sterling wire with french hooks. Add a touch of shine to just about any outfit.

The exquisite pieces above are created by jewelist, Leslie Zabel. Leslie is full of inspiration on following your heart! Here is what she had to say, "I am a chemist who had a change of heart. After dealing with working in a lab for a few years, I decided it wasn't for me. I was missing something. Happiness. I needed a change. I wanted something I felt good in doing and hopefully made others happy as well. I've had a love of beading and making jewelry for quite some time and realized this was the direction I wanted to take. So, here I am doing what I love. Creating pieces of art for others to enjoy."Congrats on following your dream Leslie!

Leslie offers a spotlight item each week on her website for 10% off. You can also browse through her Bei Mondi Etsy shop to see more of her creations or read more about her and her work by visiting her blog. Enjoy!


TesoriTrovati said...

Hi Jodi! I bought your first two issues of Touched Creatively and I am so inspired by the work that you are doing to foster an appreciation of handmade. I came over from Leslie's site... I love her work and I am so thrilled for her to be featured here. She is a kind and generous soul who puts her heart into her handmade items!

Thank you again for being an inspiration. Enjoy the day!

Narrative jewelry said...

Congrats to the talented Leslie to be featured in such a wonderful website as yours. What a beautiful idea to spot on artists from the whole world of creativity.

Thanks to share with us the artists who touched you.


Cindy said...

Just found your beautiful site through glad you featured her...her jewelry is always one of a kind and just gorgeous.

mairedodd said...

congrats leslie and thank you jodi for being so supportive of the trying to realize their creative dreams...

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Jodi, thanks so much for the opportunity to "show off the goods". Love your cause and your blog!

Esther said...

wow leslie!! I'm so proud of you!! this is just a little sample of your biiiiiiiiig talent!! Thanks to Jodi, a lot of people will see how talented you are!!
Thank you Jodi!!i will imediatly follow your blog, for see other big talented artists here!!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments! There is so much talent that surrounds us and it deserves to be shared! I'm so glad I can help and support others through Touched Creatively.