LeatherandJewelry

Handcrafted Fine Bead Work and fiber art

Houston, Texas

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Laurence Dusaulx

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Laurence Dusaulx

About LeatherandJewelry

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On Etsy since 2014

Turquoise, Native American Way of Life, French chic, and Art history: it is all me!

Laurence Dusaulx, a French native from Normandy, settled in Texas in 1998 after traveling extensively throughout Europe and the United States. She has been attracted to crafts since her teenage years, constructing dolls out of fabric, making pottery, enameling and painting on all surfaces. While attending University at Caen, she took Art History classes as part of her academic studies. She was granted a Master’s in Education few years later. Laurence had several painting exhibitions in Normandy related to WWII: black and white paintings inspired by D-Day June ‘44. Laurence also worked as the Assistant curator and artist for the museum in Quinéville (Normandy, next to Utah Beach).

Wanting to try something new and creative, she now designs and handcrafts her own line of jewelry. Her love of nature and turquoise has led to the creation of some very personal pieces. After working with silver, and still doing it occasionally, she ventured with a new medium: Japanese seed beads. Bead embroidery led her to endless creative pieces.

The most recent collection is a wide variety of collars and cuffs using turquoise (mainly originating from the States) embellished with Japanese seed beads, and complemented by gemstones and Swarovski crystals in outstanding designs. Every piece is hand fabricated by herself in her studio in Houston, no mass production, just one artist’s unique work, one bead at a time.

Laurence also works with leather: from business card cases, wallets, folders, and small purses, she tools, dyes, and designs everything. The most recent collection being baby & toddlers shoes.

Still exploring new materials, Laurence is now also creating accessories, wearable and wool sculptures. Visit my Instagram/ldusaulx

Laurence Dusaulx often travels to New Mexico to collect unusual turquoise stones and absorb the feeling of the Southwest. In addition to her jewelry-making, she loves to work out, does extensive bike riding in Texas, loves making Japanese or ethnological- inspired quilts, teaches French, and is a freelance fashion-image consultant.

Laurence Dusaulx belongs to the Houston Beads Society.

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  • Laurence Dusaulx

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    Laurence Dusaulx has always been a creative spirit. From pottery to silk painting and metal work, she has done it. She now handcrafts her own line of jewelry, along with leather items. The latest addition being greeting cards for all occasions.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Each piece you will purchase is unique, handcrafted by one woman, myself start to finish, handmade here in the USA.
I do not make a piece that I would not proudly wear myself... That is why sometimes, it is hard to say goodbye to a creation....

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I include as much information as possible about each piece. I understand that sometimes colors might vary from monitor to monitor; however, there are no refunds. In the event that you are not happy with your purchase, I will exchange for another item from my shop of equal value or I will issue an in-store credit. Contact me immediately so we can make arrangements: you must contact me within 5 days of your receipt. The item must be returned in its original condition (unused, unworn), and original packaging. The buyer is responsible for the payment of shipping returns back to the seller.
Payment
Payment is to be received within 48 hours of purchase, otherwise, it will be relisted.
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Shipping
I post all packages from Texas from USPS. It will be sent out within 1-3 business days after the payment has been received. I send the package out to the address you have logged. Please make sure that it is correct at the time of purchase.I cannot be held responsible for errors in your email address or incorrect shipping address. Please note that the shipping price is not only the postage you see on the package but also includes handling, boxes, bubble wrap, etc...
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need more information about an item, please feel free to contact me with all the questions you might have . I will gladly answer all of them, even send you more pictures if you need.
All my pieces are handcrafted, one bead at a time, one stitch at a time. It takes several weeks to complete a piece. I never make the same one twice, but if you would like something similar to any of my sold items, please contact me.