Leeya

Modern Vintage Jewelry and Floral Wedding Accessories

California, United States · 281 Sales

Leeya

Modern Vintage Jewelry and Floral Wedding Accessories

California, United States 281 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop of one-of-a-kind Jewelry and Handmade Floral Accessories! Feel free to contact me with custom orders. Birthday and Bridal are my favorite :)

See more of my handmade flowers on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leeya_engel/my-handmade-flowers/
See more of my handmade jewelry on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leeya_engel/handmade-jewelry/

Check out my latest projects and ramblings at http://leeyaengel.blogspot.com

Check out my dear friend's gorgeous baby blankets and nursing covers: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TatoHandMade

Announcement

Welcome to my shop of one-of-a-kind Jewelry and Handmade Floral Accessories! Feel free to contact me with custom orders. Birthday and Bridal are my favorite :)

See more of my handmade flowers on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leeya_engel/my-handmade-flowers/
See more of my handmade jewelry on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leeya_engel/handmade-jewelry/

Check out my latest projects and ramblings at http://leeyaengel.blogspot.com

Check out my dear friend's gorgeous baby blankets and nursing covers: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TatoHandMade

Leeya Engel

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One-of-a-kind Jewelry by Leeya Engel: Finding balance

The need to create has been driving me for as long as I can remember. Painting, sewing, cooking, and making jewelry are activities that make me feel calm, productive, and inspired. I developed an obsession with beads (mainly glass) in early childhood. I have fond memories of afternoons spend threading and sorting them by color. Even as my focus turned painting and sewing in high school, my bead collection continued to grow (as did my collection of finished jewelry projects mainly worn by my mom). I heard about Etsy while I was in the middle of my undergraduate degree in Physics. I would spend hours (every study break!) browsing the site and dreaming about opening up my own etsy shop. In 2008 I completed my degree and finally opened my shop!

As part cleansing myself from all the equations I had absorbed in my intensive degree, I dove headfirst into selling jewelry. I sold online, at craft fairs and at boutiques. I got my first offer from a distributor to go wholesale and I almost signed the contract. After giving it some thought I realized that selling in bulk wasn't really what I wanted. It is the creative process that I love and I did not want to turn into a factory, making the same thing twenty times. I enjoyed my few months of making a go at doing jewelry full time, but I was getting tired and was starting to miss science.

I began a graduate degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology which naturally left me less time for creative pursuits. I stopped selling at fairs and boutiques and spent the time that I did have for crafting creating new designs.

Today my Etsy shop is part hobby, part business. It is a place for me to showcase completed projects and prevent the buildup of massive amounts of jewelry in my home. I can't say that I enjoy the business aspect of it, but I consider it is a necessary evil that Etsy makes a little bit easier for me. I also organize a free craft group with a friend of mine which is loads of fun.

I am deeply enjoying my doctorate in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology and the fact that I am able to still make time for jewelry design. I live with my husband in gorgeous Ramat Aviv, right next to Tel Aviv University. My life is an exercise in balancing the math/science part of my brain with it's crafty/visual counterpart, but I believe that I have finally struck a balance.

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  • Leeya Engel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I moved to Israel from NYC eight years ago and am currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnologies at TAU. My Etsy shop is my creative outlet. Oh, and it helps me to prevent the buildup of massive amounts of jewelry in my home.

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Last updated on November 16, 2013
Hello and welcome to my shop!

Have a look around and feel free to convo me with custom requests.

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My sold items: http://www.etsy.com/shop_sold.php?user_id=5968367

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I accept paypal and personal checks and typically ship ordered items within 24 working hours of receiving payment. If you would like to pay with a credit card and do not have paypal then see this article on how to do that: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/
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I offer free shipping within Israel to encourage a local clientèle. Outside of Israel, I charge a flat shipping rate of $1.75 for every order regardless of size and quantity of items. Orders that total more than $40 are sent via registered mail. If a customer has specific shipping instructions or requests (overnight, etc.) they should convo me at the time of purchase.

Orders to the US typically take 10 business days to arrive. If your order is a custom order, please allow 7 days for creation (not in the biblical sense).
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