Our stallholder profile for today is Leah's Creative Glass Designs.
Your name: Leah Kelly
Your Business name and facebook name and link: Leahs Creative Glass Designs
The suburb/town you live in now: Allora
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I am a Jewellery Designer and Glass Artisan - I make Glass beads that feature in my Jewellery designs. I also create one off statement pieces of wearable art using bead embroidery techniques
What inspired you to start your business?
While I create a lot of Wearable art I don't wear lots - working in a pub kitchen out in Cloncurry in 40 degree heat 6 days a week does not make you want to wear Jewels to work :) and people did like what I made so and needed to sell to buy more supplies :)
How long have you been ‘creating’?
I started making Jewellery in 2002 then added glass bead making in 2008
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
My passion started as a hobby but now am making the step up to a full time business
Where do you sell your creations?
I sell at various markets around the region including the Handmade Expo, Am a Stockist at Bridget Bunchy my Etsy Store and my facebook
What makes what you do special or different?
Using my own hand made beads in my designs I think makes me stand out a little more than other Jewellery designers
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
I love seeing people wear my creations. I love the looks on peoples faces when they find that perfect piece that will match their outfit or suit the person they are buying the gift for
What is your favourite product that you make?
My favourite item to make would have to be my Owl Necklaces they are very popular at Bridget Bunchy and then My statement pieces, they are very time consuming and can take weeks to make but I enjoy the process of stitching every bead into place.
Do you teach classes or workshops?
I teach Glass Bead Making at Cobb & Co in Toowoomba, and I will be travelling to the Summit to teach at Bridget Bunchy - schedule will be available soon