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Taking all this into account, I have been spending countless hours, days, and nights thinking about how I could create strong and one of a kind vintage pieces. If you have been following Ledbelly, you might have seen this deranged transition over time as I am constantly beating my head about what to do next and how.
What keeps inspiring me?
The love and support from my family and friends. I am a full-time Sales Director in the financial vertical of affiliate marketing and their reaction toward working in finance vs. Ledbelly is pronounced. Everyone truly understands that I find much joy in repurposing jewelry and sharing the love through social feeds. With your guidance, I continue to take the time and opportunity to do exactly what I love and I hope to take it to another level in 2021. Stay tuned as I have more gorgeous designs in my pocket to share with you soon.
What are the new Ledbelly designs?
As mentioned, I don't always feel comfortable altering what was once someone's precious jewel. I wanted to create something completely original. I evaluated each vintage era and what intrigues me the most are the roaring twenties. The designs I love best are Art Deco, simple, and clean; such as, the products shown below. Each of these pieces are 1920's-1940's dress clips or belt buckles that have been converted into pendant necklaces.
While I love rhinestones and pearls, quality is of utmost importance and I found that pieces from the 1950's-1970's eventually lost a rhinestone or two and older jewelry is either hard to find or typically delayed to deliver. I tried all sorts of materials, starting with epoxy resin which appears closest to bakelite or celluloid but soon found that the drying process was a hit or miss. I wanted to find sturdy but slick materials and after many attempts, I found that vintage glass and soldered copper are by far the best for what I desired. By eliminating rhinestones, I no longer have issues with mid-century pieces and I couldn't be happier with how these Ledbelly pendant necklaces have transpired.
What else inspires me?
In conjunction with Art Deco vintage jewelry, I tend to get a lot of inspiration and ideas from architecture - Art Deco buildings and interior design. Below are just a few that I adore. See Pinterest Inspiration Board for more.
What other designs will I make?
With the right supplies, I will begin creating brooches, earrings, bracelets, and also, considering stained glass home decor. Like the necklaces, they will all be sleek conversational pieces. Stay tuned as we shape our Etsy shop into this new conception.
Where can you find Ledbelly products?
At this time, Ledbelly products are only sold online at Etsy. I welcome you to touch base with me if you would like to make an appointment in the coming months. I hope to participate in fairs around San Diego and maybe even, Texas.
With all this reported, I can't thank you enough. I very much appreciate your admiration and appreciation for Ledbelly and everything I do. I couldn't be where I am at without my family, friends, and fans. If ever you have a question regarding any of the products, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am always happy to provide as much details as possible. Thank you for all the love and support throughout these years!
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