fridalover

Live. Inspire. Create.

Washington, United States · 64 Sales

fridalover

Live. Inspire. Create.

Washington, United States 64 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(24)
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Leah

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Announcement   Hello!

***********SHOP UPDATE IN PROGRESS****************************

Thank you for visiting my shop and viewing my handmade creations. I hope you are inspired in some way.

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2016

Hello!

***********SHOP UPDATE IN PROGRESS****************************

Thank you for visiting my shop and viewing my handmade creations. I hope you are inspired in some way.

Leah

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Leah

Blue Chalcedony with Mystic Pyrite Necklace
US$30.00
Modern Brass Necklace with Lapis
US$30.00
Large Chalcedony Drop Necklace on Silver Chain
US$30.00

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New necklaces listed this morning!!! Happy Monday!
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About

Art is My Life. Art Saves Lives.

I am inspired by stories, words, color, art of all kinds and adorning one's self: inside and out. I believe that art has the power to save lives and many times it has saved mine.

I have created since I was a child. I wrote poems when I was young and I kept a journal. I was fascinated with the humans around me. I do not draw well, so I wrote about them. Sometimes I interviewed them or had intense conversations and later I wrote about it. Those people molded and shaped my view of the world and humanity.

When I was pregnant over eight years ago I took a jewelry class with my mama. I learned the basics and started creating jewelry for friends and family. I was in love with creating and I never stopped. I have met people over the years in the Seattle jewelry community and they have helped me and inspired me to grow. Many of them have taught me new techniques on wire wrapping, soldering and others educated me on vintage findings and the healing properties of various stones. I am blessed to have a wonderful community and supportive family.

If you look around you may notice that everyone and their mama makes jewelry right? :-) I realize that we are all different. Our energy is different and our stories are different. We all have something beautiful to offer and our hands are powerful and magic!

I currently work full time in social services and I also have my son full time. It's usually a wild circus, but we are making it and I'm so blessed. I make jewelry all the time and hope to one day do this gig full time. For now, I thank you for stopping by and reading a little bit about me.

I thank you for supporting local and handmade arts. I'll leave you with one of my favorite poems.

Leah

I wondered today
if all the things
I am making
with
my two hands,
my ten fingers,
my one mind,
are actually making me?
As I bring more into existence
out of the nothing
that lives around
me,
are more pieces
of me
being brought to life
at the same
time?

Tyler Knott Gregson

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  • Leah Pastrana

    Owner, Designer

    Art is life. I write. I create. I work hard. I raise child. I love hard. Repeat.

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