Designs by Leslie

Hand-made beaded one-of-a-kind jewellery, from delicate earrings to impressive necklaces and lots of bracelets and brooches in-between. Using only the best materials, Leslie’s work is precise and elegant. You’ll find that special piece here!

After a 25-year career in Toronto, Leslie and her husband moved west 25 years ago for a slower lifestyle. Despite lacking any artistic background, Leslie began exploring with colour and design: quilting (including art quilts), wet felting and knitting/crochet. She also tried painting with inks, acrylics, oils, and water colours. This diverse exploration of art helped Leslie develop a sense of design and a good appreciation of colour. Leslie’s artistic journey took an abrupt turn when she stumbled across handwoven beaded jewellery! It was love at first sight – these lovely beads provided the chance to play with colour, design, and texture all at once. Now it’s nothing but needle and thread and little tiny beads!