Audrey D on Aug 21, 2015
Necklace looks lovely and came quickly. She even included some matching bangles just to be nice. :)
Melinda Chadwick on Aug 9, 2015
So lovely! Thanks so much!
Maddy March-Anthony on Dec 23, 2014
Absolutely beautiful - I cannot stop wearing this brooch. Arrived on time, and in perfect condition!
My shop, lesalikes, is the perfect excuse to keep adding to my haberdashery stash
You know the feeling. You walk into a huge stationery store or art supplies shop and you start getting grabby. Too many pretty colours and gorgeous textures. One day I happened upon an antique store with a back room, filled with shelves of antique buttons, boxes of lace and trims, and baskets of vintage fabrics. I wanted it all. What would I do with my purchases? I didn't know and at that point it didn't really matter. It was mine, all mine!
I love using vintage lace in my brooches. There's character, a patina, a depth, and sometimes even a great story. What sort of woman would wear a bright violet crimplene dress with lace cuffs and collar? There's no way to know, but I bet she was a whole bag of fun. And she might even like the idea that a part of that dress is now in a brooch, being worn by a girl in Sweden, or a bride in Australia.
I like to surround myself with beautiful things, and with my help, you can too.
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I'm Lesa. I'm a research scientist by day, and a rabid crafter by night. I draw inspiration from the relationship between rich, strong colours and the harsh Australian light.
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