Tuesday, August 21, 2012

an evening in the sunflowers & leigh ann herrin design

good morning friends!
 today i want to introduce you to new jewelry designer,

i'm super excited to introduce ya'll!
leigh ann & i first met when emi & her son, carter were in kindergarten together.
carter was diagnosed with ewings sarcoma & battled that horrific disease for almost two years.
he passed away when they were in the second grade.
those sweet children rallied around carter & saw bravery as they had never before witnessed.
carter's legacy lives on through the research fund his family developed.

when i spoke with leigh ann regarding photographing her line
i envisioned shooting her jewelry in a sunflower field.
at the time, not even thinking that the sunflower itself symbolizes priceless memories for her.
some of her favorite memories are of her boys, candler and carter spending time in their own
family's sunflowers in savannah, georgia.

speaking of bravery,  i have watched leigh ann as she has lived through unspeakable grief
& now is finally in the happiest place she's been in years.
which brings me to her jewelry~

Inspired by the colors and textures of natural beads and educated in interior design, 
Leigh Ann Herrin brings a unique perspective to jewelry making.
 In keeping with current fashion trends, Leigh Ann’s approach is to use muted colors, leather and metals, combined with other natural effects to create affordable, 
one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces and earrings. 
(price range $50-$150)

please feel free to contact Leigh Ann via her facebook page 
or email

~leigh ann & her son candler~
i wish you all the success in the world sweet friend!
thank you for allowing me to peek into your creative world
& share it and you with my friends!

 the winner of Courtney Walsh's latest release, Sweethaven Homecoming
is Kerri!
kerri, please email courtney & let her know you've won~ i'm sure you'll enjoy!
(link is on top left corner of her blog linked above)


Kerri said...

Good Morning Paige! Yay! I am so excited! I also ordered the book for Edie's bookclub too so I think I have a lot of reading to do! :) I remember seeing photos of Leigh Ann and her son previously on your post~it is so amazing how those same photos touch my heart in a different way knowing the story of her son. I am so glad you are able to touch the hearts of so many with your blog and your gift of photography! XOXO

3 Peanuts said...

LOVE that jewelry!!! So pretty. You did a great job photographing it, Paige.


traci said...

wow. those are gorgeous jewels. i think i love every single bracelet shown. and you showcased them perfectly. great job paige!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find your necklace and bracelet display pieces?
Love your blog and everything you do, btw!! :)

Jboo said...

Wow -- so lovely -- the jewelry and the photos and your friend and her son!!

Jodi said...

Beautiful pictures Paige! I recently had the opportunity to work with Leigh Ann on a bracelet for myself. She is such a sweet person to work with and i LOVE my new bracelet from her; I wear it almost everyday! I will definately be in contact with this sweet girl again! :)

maffy neri said...

Wow. You guys look like a teenager. Amazing. Those jewelries are gorgeous. I like to have one of it.
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Alecia said...

Oh man....such gorgeous jewelry!!! Is that Madi's special friend?!?! ;-)
Great pictures as well.

Vintagechic said...

Beautiful jewelry and what perfect photos in a sunflower field fab :) x

Anonymous said...

More gorgeous jewelry!! Love it! And, I was going to ask the same question as Alecia asked...is that Madison's "friend"? Kellan

Jessica said...

Such great jewelry! I love it!

As always, pictures are fantastic.

I think I will wear my cowboy boots tomorrow :)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love how you guys wear bracelets. I don't have enough to wear a bunch like that but I always think it's such a cute look!!