AllegriabyLeslie

Handmade Eclectic Vintage Jewelry to Enhance Your JOY!

Howard Beach, New York 0 Sales On Etsy since 2017

AllegriabyLeslie

Handmade Eclectic Vintage Jewelry to Enhance Your JOY!

Howard Beach, New York | 0 Sales

Leslie Montero

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Leslie Montero

Announcement    Hello Shoppers!
NOTE: This is a brand new shop! Please be patient as I make updates and list items.

Define your mood and amp up your style wearing handmade jewelry with vintage charm!

If you are drawn to the eclectic mix of updated vintage, the Modern Vintage Collections and vintage-inspired jewelry are for you.

Standard Shipping is FREE with a minimum purchase of $35.00. Otherwise shipping is a flat rate of only $3.50.

Thank you so much for your interest!
Find Your Style, Find Your Joy!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 18, 2019

Hello Shoppers!
NOTE: This is a brand new shop! Please be patient as I make updates and list items.

Define your mood and amp up your style wearing handmade jewelry with vintage charm!

If you are drawn to the eclectic mix of updated vintage, the Modern Vintage Collections and vintage-inspired jewelry are for you.

Standard Shipping is FREE with a minimum purchase of $35.00. Otherwise shipping is a flat rate of only $3.50.

Thank you so much for your interest!
Find Your Style, Find Your Joy!

About

Find Your Style, Find Your JOY!

Everyone loves to find a treasure!

The jewelry you wear should make you feel unique, happy, empowered and reflect your authenticity. That is my intention as I design and curate my collection for you

My Etsy shop is new, but I’ve been handcrafting jewelry for over 25 years and my love of jewelry began way before that…

When I was a child, my grandmother had several large wooden boxes filled with sparkly costume jewelry that spanned decades of collecting. Barely through the front door, I would make a beeline for her bedroom to rummage through what I called her “treasure chests.” I sorted her bracelets, necklaces and clip-on earrings and tried on different combinations until I found my favorites.

Never mind that the bracelets were too big, the necklaces too long, the clip-on earrings pinched my ears and nothing matched – when I looked in the mirror I felt like a princess!
I learned, at the age of 7, that jewelry is a powerful tool in making me feel unique, beautiful and happy. I was hooked!

My passion (obsession?) is beads – new, vintage, sophisticated, sparkly, romantic, unusual, ethnic or playful – they all have their place. I’m fascinated by the mysterious past of cool vintage finds and the fashion and lifestyles of the 1920s – 1970s. I love using elements from these periods to both honor and recreate history as I pass my treasures on to you.

I often combine the old with the new for unique and trendy pieces that are inspired by cultures across the globe. Many of these pieces are one of a kind due to the scarcity of the components so you know you'll stand out from the crowd. What a great way for you to experience the vibe of different decades and connect with a forgotten era in a brand new way! You can find these designs in the Modern Vintage collections.

Other pieces are designed without vintage elements and use Czech glass, ethnic beads, stones and unusual focals. I put a lot of thought and time into all my designs so you can be sure that I focus on detail, quality and craftsmanship. I include an anti-tarnish square or bag and a polishing cloth with every order so that you can prevent discoloration and tarnishing of brass, copper and other metals and keep your jewelry looking fabulous.

I'll always give you as much of the backstory on my jewelry as possible because that’s part of the fun! My styles are always evolving and I welcome your questions and your ideas for custom pieces. I hope you enjoy browsing through Allegria and find something in my shop that allows you to express your individuality, perhaps preserve a piece of history and bring you many moments of joy!

Happy Treasure Hunting!
Leslie

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  • Leslie Montero

    Owner, Designer / Maker

    Hi! I'm Leslie, designer/maker of Allegria jewelry. Jewelry offers us a way to express ourselves without words, empowers us and enhances our joy. How does a piece make you feel? Choose with your heart and find pieces that are authentically you!

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2017
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Custom and personalized orders

Most items will ship within 1-3 days. Shipping time for special requests and items that have been redesigned for custom length, sizing, etc. will vary, but I will give you an estimate during our conversations.