I'm not much of a jewelry person. I wish I was, but I'm not. I love those big statement necklaces with the giant beads and sparkles that everyone is wearing right now (what are those called anyway?), but I always feel like a fraud when I wear them.
The necklaces I wear are always simple, but they're beautiful. I like beautiful things.
And the pieces I always seem to return to are my necklaces from Lisa Leonard.
The thing I love about Lisa's work is that it's simple, beautiful and meaningful. I own five different pieces from Lisa (some of them I like to consider "Vintage Lisa," because you can't buy them in the shop anymore), and I love each one for totally different reasons.
She recently sent me the Gold Pink Quartz necklace, with my kids' initials stamped into the charms... I think it's my new favorite, I've worn it every day since receiving it.
I've had the privilege of spending some time with Lisa at a few conferences and I can tell you, not only does she design, make and sell beautiful jewelry, she is absolutely one of the most gracious, warm and kind people I've ever met. That warmth and welcoming feel you get from her blog is the real deal.
A few weeks ago, Lisa emailed me and asked if I'd be interested in doing a giveaway here on the blog. And when Lisa calls, I come running. I don't really do giveaways, but I will always jump at the chance to offer you something from Lisa, because I love her stuff THAT. MUCH.
On that note, I'm so excited to offer you all the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Lisa Leonard's shop! It's super easy to enter - all you need to do is sign up for Lisa's newsletter. It's right there on the front page of her website - just enter in your email address and you're done! She's always offering wonderful discounts and special deals on her stuff, so you should sign up regardless.
Just leave me a comment below to let me know you signed up for her newsletter (I have ways of knowing whether you did or not, so NO CHEATING), and you're entered to win! In the meantime, Lisa is also offering a discount code just for you people. Enter "nish15" when you check out for 15% off your order.