LeeBeads Etsy Shop Review and Giveaway!

Getting to know leebeads
Where are you from? and a little bit about you

Born in Seattle, and raised in Michigan, I have lived in 6 states and have thefeet and the luggage of a gypsy! One favorite bag stays partially packed yearround! I have 3 college degrees, beginning in Soils and ending with StudioArts. I love animals, my friends, and my extended, large family, notnecessarily in that order. I enjoy good a conversation, silly laughter,traveling anywhere, being at home, old rock n roll, and digging in my garden.

What items do you carry in yourshop?

I carry my handmade beads, of course, and the jewelry that I construct usingthem. Once in a while I add some supplies, when I have extra.

How did you decide on your shopname?

Well, my last name is Lee and I make beads so…

Do you have anything new you plan onadding to your store?

I am currently expanding my work to include metal work. I am excited to extendmy range of skills in jewelry crafting. I also love to take photographs and Iam considering adding photos to the shop this year.

Do you have a blog, twitter, orfacebook page?Yes I do. I am a modern woman, after all! I have a LeeBeads Facebook page: www.facebook.com/melodie.lee#!/pages/LeeBeads-Lampwork-Beads-and-Jewelry/1745…,and a personal one, and I twitter under the name, MsMellee: twitter.com/#!/MsMellee.I am not so modern that I know if these links are listed correctly, though!

What is your inspiration when makinga new item?If I am working on a commission, I try to find out all I can about the personand their likes before I begin. Generally, I grab a group of glass colors thatinspire my imagination, and work with them for an entire session, because Iprimarily create sets. Otherwise, I prefer to go where the flame and the momenttakes me. Sometimes the coolest and most creative things come from theunconscious!

What items in your shop do you mostenjoy making and why?Making beads is the heart of what I do. I love to experience the pure zenmoments that come from staring into the flame. I once told a fellow beadmakerthat I found the flame and the movement of molten glass to be purely sensual. Ithink he got a little nervous then, but it is true — making the perfect beadsis a passionate experience for me.

Anything else you would like us toknow?

I am blessed in my craft to have the support and encouragement of those wholove me. I am fortunate to have been gifted with creative insight and theability to translate it into an artform. From time to time people validate myefforts with their purchases, and for that I am entirely grateful.

My Thoughts
Valentine’s Day and Jewelry go hand in hand! It is one of thebiggest dreamed about gifts for a woman; right? Well at least for me anyway!
I was able to review a Pure Illusion Lampwork Glass Bead Braceletfrom leebeads! I love the verity of colors that LeeBeads has to offer! Plus theglass beads are very unique and I love it!
The Illusion Lampwork Bracelet I received contains most everycolor! I love looking at the shades of blue, purple, fuchsia and amber as I movearound my wrist! The accent between each bead is silver (which I prefer overgold) and the color combination is stunning. I am truly amazed at all of thebeautiful colors that come out of the beads. This is a bracelet that can beworn with almost anything and I have not wanted to take it off since receiving it!
Leebeads is another one of those Etsy sellers that I enjoy workingwith most! Why? Because her shop is filled to the brim with lots of attractiveitems to look at! With five pages of jewelry and jewelry making supplies howcould she go wrong?
I love the Leebeads sells supplies! This is one of the only shopsthat I have ever seen sell her individual handmade beads! So if you are intojewelry making yourself then don’t forget to check out her Glass Beads!
 You may visit etsy.com/shop/leebeadsto make a purchase!
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I did receive aproduct for the purpose of this review, However my opinion was used in thisreview and was not influenced in any way! All thoughts are my own and may varyfrom others. I do not handle the mailing out of giveaway prizes and will not beheld responsible for any mishaps that may occur to such items.

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