Lisa Leonard Designs

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October 2nd | older posts

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I’ve been taking classes to learn some metalsmithing techniques and I am having so.much.fun. I have some seriously darling pieces to show you in the next few days!

This one is called ‘lucky star’ and you can buy it HERE.

And last but not least, thanks for your sweet words about David. It means so much…

15 Responses

  1. Southern Gal says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see what the classes will do to your already fabulous jewelry.

    Still hoping I can win one of your creations!

    Renee

  2. JenR says:

    This is Awesome!

  3. Karen Lamb says:

    Can’t wait to see the new stuff. You are already fab-u-lous!
    Still holding thumbs to win.
    From Karen, Cape Town South Africa

  4. Tania says:

    If it wasn’t for my tiny budget I’d already have a necklace with your design you know.. lol
    You don’t have to thank for the words about David… He’s truly a blessing! We feel your pain and smile with you guys when you smile…

  5. Kimberly says:

    This is spectacular. Can you create something along the lines with the Army logo and the star? My son is in Iraq…would love one!

  6. Caroline says:

    Love the new design! I can’t wait to see where what you are learning in your class is going to take you creatively!

  7. Rhonda says:

    Lisa,

    I just read your previous post. It made me cry and smile at the same time. It is so hard to send our kids out into the world because people can be so cruel. But, I do believe that alot of times it’s just because it’s something new to them, something they have never seen. By sending our kids out into the world, we are teaching and showing everyone around us and them that they are kids just like everyone else. Once they see past the things that may not be “normal” to them, they begin to see that our kids are just kids, too. Sean goes to a school that has a special needs program but also a K-5 regular ed. program. The “regular” kids get to socialize with the special needs kids and see that they are just kids, too. Sean loves to clap and when the kids see Sean they start clapping to him because they know he likes it. That’s probably not something they would do with each other, but they know he likes it so they do it with him. Maybe the next time they see someone that may look different, they’ll think about Sean and be able to be more open to that person and less judgmental. David is very lucky to have you for his mommy (Matty, too). Have a good weekend.

  8. Sally says:

    Hi Lisa, I just read your previous post about David and just had to tell you about my experience. I am an Instructional Asst. in a kindergarten classroom. We have a special needs boy in class that is very small and has disabilities that include trouble walking (he wears braces) and he is unable to speak. He uses some sign language and a speaking device at times. We also have a little girl with Downs Syndrome. Each day we (the teacher and 2 other assistants and I) marvel at the way the other children are making such big steps in the way that they care for, look after, interact with and truly enjoy these children. This is a big class of 26! Hang in there with David, the other children can learn so much from him. I am praying for you tonight, that the Lord will give your heart peace about this and you will be encouraged.

  9. Laura says:

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!

  10. lindsey says:

    oh man! i LOVE this one – so cool!

  11. Carla says:

    Love the jewelry! I’m also taking a year long metal art course at my local college. It’s been a learning curve with the soldering, texturing, etc.

    I also want to encourage you… 2 of my 3 children have significant special needs. My son had a 1:1 para/aide for many years. They are now young adults and so we work on different issues than when they were in school.

    Good Luck! The pictures are adorable!

  12. LJ says:

    Just found your site via “The Nester”. Love your jewelry! Will definitely be making my list for Christmas.
    ~LJ

  13. Jenn says:

    Hey there, I have a metalsmithing book I used as a text book for a jewelry making class back in ’98. As I still have it, we are moving and I’m trying to clear out, and I don’t think I’ll actually use it again, I was wondering if you had an interest. I’d sure love to see it go to someone who’s looking for inspiration rather then have it sitting in a box somewhere:)

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