Sydney, Australia · 5 Sales


Sydney, Australia 5 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Liz Franklin

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Liz Franklin


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Laelia is Latin for Elizbeth

Or so I thought! There are many varieties of orchids in the Laelia family and I remember reading in 'The Orchid Theif' by Susan Orlean about a 'Laelia Anceps' cultivar. It was named after Elizabeth Taylor and called 'Elizabeth's Eyes' because of it's beautiful violet colour. The name Laelia stuck with me ever since because it's so pretty and I love purple!

My store just started and I was inspired to become an Etsy seller after reading so many incredible stories in the 'Quit Your Day Job' articles as well as attending the Etsy Success conference here in Sydney.

I love that the Etsy team and community is so supportive and helpful. There are so many resources available to educate you and help you cultivate your business online. I've always loved making things, especially jewellery and it's great to have a global platform where I can showcase my work.

I've just graduated from a Diploma of Costume for Performance course at the Sydney Institute of Technology and my ambition is to work in the costume departments of film and TV productions which I have been doing this past year. My background is also in fashion and I do some casual work for a high end fashion label in Sydney.

I've been a big fan of beading for over ten years now whether it's making jewellery or hand beading garments. Basically I just need to keep my hands busy all the time!

My pendants are hand covered by me using scraps of fabric, old belts, any bits and pieces I have lying around. I'm inspired by the materials and tend to make things organically rather than sketch up any designs first. I start with an idea and then it often ends up being something completely different, often better!

I can definitely do custom orders. If you have favourite colours, a particular print in mind or some fabric of your own that I could use, just let me know! If you provide your own fabric then I will provide a discount on your purchase. Want something unique for your baby shower, bridal party, work Xmas party or a funky corporate gift? They would make great medals for an awards ceremony whether fun or serious. I can also make them into button brooches if you prefer.

Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, ideas and most importantly orders! I'm happy to help with any queries you may have. Thanks for visiting Laeliajewels : )

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  • Liz Franklin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Liz and I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband and our dog Hamish : ) I work in fashion, film and TV and have just opened my Etsy store. I love making jewellery, clothing and hand beading costumes, christening and bridal wear.

  • Hamish aka FuzzyButt


    I may be small but I have a lotta grrrrreat ideas!

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