My name is Lia, originally from Caracas, Venezuela and now residing in the North East area of the United States. Because of my Venezuelan and Italian upbringing I have fallen in love with cultures and design from South America and what influences the European and African people have instilled in them. The beauty and color brought by these cultures is truly captivating to me, and has brought me great joy in mixing these ideas and design aesthetics together to create one of a kind accessory pieces. This is wear my "Ethnic Boho" designs derived from. Most pieces have an Ethnic, Bohemian feel to them, but others are more simple and classic, still playing on the rawness of where the materials came from.
My background started when I was very young, recycling and upcycling metals, wood, leather, and beads that were around me, to create new and current looks that were “on trend” at the moment. This of course was to my discretion since I was only almost a teenager.
As I got older, my technique and eye for fashion and trends got better, as well as the passion and excitement it gave me to create pieces that people were attracted to. When I get in the mood, there’s no stopping me, and with these moods come great and unique pieces that are handmade by me, in my little studio basement. No one item is like the other, which is also nice because you know and can tell the great detail in each piece.
Now being in the Fashion Industry for over 10 years, I have come to the realization of how different it feels when creating something with your own bare hands and your own design aesthetic to something that is not. My craftsmanship coupled with knowing what is in, truly makes for a unique piece. Setting trends, or reminding my customers what is actually really fashionable and wearable is something I strive for.
Another design aspect I pride myself in, is functionality. Many of the pieces I create can be worn in more than one way. This way, you get more value and wear from my one of a kind pieces. There is always a lot of thought and meaning behind every stone and materials used, and behind every piece, you will always know what it means.
Because of this, I am also always happy to help with your special day. I am available for Special Orders or Made to Order items. It can be one of a kind or multiple units for Bridesmaids or Wedding/Baby Shower gifts. This can include the little cotton bags that most jewelry is given in these events. Other times I’ve been requested to make garment bags which are normally the size of basic paper, 8.5” x 11”.
Of course all this can be discussed and tweaked, but working closely with you on your special request is the best way. Please contact me for these inquiries at leeandlo [!at] outlook.com or contact us through our site, on the 'Contact Us' link below.
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