Statement jewellery and modern keepsakes

Brisbane, Australia · 271 Sales


Statement jewellery and modern keepsakes

Brisbane, Australia 271 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Audrey D

Audrey D on Aug 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Necklace looks lovely and came quickly. She even included some matching bangles just to be nice. :)

Maddy March-Anthony

Maddy March-Anthony on Dec 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful - I cannot stop wearing this brooch. Arrived on time, and in perfect condition!

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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.


Shop members

  • Lesa Ostini

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2012
Welcome to my store. I create jewelry, bunting and other decorative items for the home. Please take the time to read the information below when making a purchase. Any questions or comments (or if you would like to just say hi) please convo me or email me at lesalikes [!at] gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept Paypal and would appreciate payment within 3 days of sale. Australian buyers can pay by direct deposit into my bank account. Just contact me for more details. If there are any problems with paying within 3 days, please contact me and we may be able to come to an arrangement. If payment has not been received within 3 days and no contact has been made I will cancel the sale.

Please ensure your Paypal address is accurate before purchase.
I will ship your item/s within 3-5 business days of payment. All items ship by standard airmail from Australia, and Australia Post's policy states it will arrive in approximately 5-10 business days. However, once the package enters another country it comes down the efficiency and reliability of that countries mail service. Packages to the US will usually arrive within 2 wks, whereas they have taken nearly 2 months when being delivered to Sweden and 1 month to the UK.

Tracking numbers are not available at this level of postage.

If you require insurance please convo me for prices.

International Buyers – Please Note:

* Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.

*These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

* Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Refunds and Exchanges
••• Your satisfaction is very important to me. You can buy with confidence. If for some reason you are not happy or there is a problem with sizing, please contact me within 14 days •••

I accept returns up to 14 days after purchase, provided the item is in original condition and in its original packaging (including padded mailer or similar).* Please contact me for instructions before returning anything. (Sorry, shipping costs are not refundable.)

*Custom orders are not returnable. This includes items created specifically for you or any item that I altered to your specifications.

Please note that colours may vary slightly on different computer monitors.
Additional policies and FAQs
To ensure customer satisfaction excellent communication is vital. If we did not meet your expectation, please contact us first instead of leaving negative feedback. Most issues can be resolved simply by straight communication. We appreciate the chance to resolve issues personally and endeavour to make your "lesalikes" shopping experience pleasant and satisfying.

I work in a smoke free environment.

Got your eye on a sold item? Convo me and I might be able to make another one.