Leetie

Leetie Lovendale - vintage lucite jewelry made new.

Arizona, United States · 4173 Sales

Leetie

Leetie Lovendale - vintage lucite jewelry made new.

Arizona, United States 4173 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Hoop Earrings, Small Stud Earrings, 2 Sided Earrings, Double Earrings & more.
Lucite Hoop Earrings, Lucite post earrings. Vintage components = Fresh Vintage Lucite. A shot of color. Hoops, posts & button earrings you have to have. One pair is not enough. Repurposed plastics of old, means this is a sustainable and trendy line of lovelies.

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 30, 2015

Hoop Earrings, Small Stud Earrings, 2 Sided Earrings, Double Earrings & more.
Lucite Hoop Earrings, Lucite post earrings. Vintage components = Fresh Vintage Lucite. A shot of color. Hoops, posts & button earrings you have to have. One pair is not enough. Repurposed plastics of old, means this is a sustainable and trendy line of lovelies.

Heather DeSimone

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Heather DeSimone

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Updates

Working on loads of tiny studs today! Working outside because... Well melting plastics smells... And it's hot out today in Arizona! #lovewhatyoudo
New fringe necklaces are in the works...
Working with #thevintageginger who's rocking our Turquoise Lucite Cubist hoop earrings.
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About

Leetie Lovendale. The Harvest that Started It all.

As owner of a bead store that focused on vintage beads & components, Heather DeSimone was contacted by a gentleman in Rhode Island, who had managed a manufacturing company that created lucite parts for famous jewelry designers back between the 1960's and the early 1980's. When the stock was moved to Maine, 1/2 of the harvest was beautifully carved and tumbled, vintage lucite beads. However there were boxes and crates and palettes of these other mysterious parts: hoops that resembled macaroni in large dirty bags, flat backed cabochons, and other random plastic pieces with no holes.

Upon doing some research, Heather, along with the help of her husband Chris, began to experiment at replicating the machines that were used to hand-set lucite and plastic parts back in this era. The ability to finish off simple hoops, but also sculpt with various parts and create astounding textures became a fascination.

Leetie Lovendale was born of leftovers. The 20,000 lbs of colorful and beautiful, set seemingly useless (at the time) parts.

If you want your jewelry to have a story, be sustainable, bold and beautiful, you've just found Leetie Lovendale.

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  • Heather DeSimone

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Heather DeSimone lives in Chandler AZ most of the year & Yarmouth, Maine in the Summer months. Mom to 2 creative boys, and wife to her beau of 20 years, Chris, Heather works in her studio surrounded by salvaged plastics and elderly cats.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2015
Leetie Lovendale features fresh styles made with vintage lucite & other vintage goods. Hand-strung beads & hand-set earrings.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept all major credit cards via PayPal.com &/or Etsy Direct Checkout.
Shipping
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Shipping is via USPS unless otherwise requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
*Love Your Lucite Guarantee - Lose an earring? Put them through the washer? If you have any issues with any Leetie Lovelies due to regular wear & tear, I am happy to send a replacement within 1 year of your purchase. And, with a smile.*

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You won't want to return anything, I just know it. But in case I'm mistaken, just conversation me & I'm happy to arrange a return or exchange, your choice. I want anyone who purchases a Leetie piece to have as much fun wearing it as I do making it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Own a boutique? We sell wholesale to storefronts & have accounts throughout the US. Please check out our EtsyWholesale line sheet or ask us for a link to it if you aren't able to easily see it from our retail store.