Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Etsy shop Feature and Giveaway!

I am featuring a great NEW shop here on Etsy! Balance Lady Design

Balance Lady Design is run by Debbie Lessin.

 Debbie Lessin, owner of D J Lessin & Associates, Inc., a CPA firm, Balancing Lady Designs fulfills her need for creative inspiration. The Balance Lady Designs collection is all about fabric, function, fashion and fun!

Balance Lady Designs came about as a result of Debbie admiring the amazingly wonderful silk designed by her friend and work neighbor Lee Allison. Lee mostly designs ties under his own label but he also does a lot of custom work for the likes of the Lyric Opera and various corporations like Northwestern Mutual and Miller Beer. He even designed a tie for President Obama's National Finance Committee during the 2008 election. Lee’s ties are available online at www.leesallison.com and at better retail stores throughout the country.

The silk is woven at a 300-year-old family-owned silk mill in England, the same mill that was asked by the Royal Family to weave the silk used for Lady Diana's wedding dress. It's really just amazingly fabulous. Debbie encouraged Lee to create something with his fabric for women. And when he didn’t she did!

Debbie takes Lee’s remnants and re-purposes them into fashionable art jewelry. Her “art for your hair” collection includes bobby pin sets, pony tail holders, headbands and hair clip/pins (dual function). Earrings and cufflinks complete the product line. While many of Lees’ fabric are traditional tie designs, many are whimsical. All the Balance Lady Designs are limited editions; most of the pins are one of a kind.

From sorting the fabric remnant triangles…to planning which size circles to cut for maximum use…to hand cutting the fabric…to covering the five sizes of buttons…to hand 88sewing the pins…to gluing the findings…to packaging and labeling the final product for display, Balance Lady Designs has become Debbie’s “happy place”, a place to express her creative self and find function by re-purposing exquisite fabric for fashion and fun!

 Cute pony tail holder with lady justice
 Silk headband
 hair clip / pin
 these lovely bobby pins will be listed in her shop soon keep an eye out
 unisex cufflinks
Gorgeous earrings for the gardener!

So Debbie is going to be giving away this lovely set. One of a Kind flamingo Earrings with matching bobby pins. this is the only pair as she no loner has this material or this size earrings.

Here they are:

and here is how you can win them!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Beautiful work! I love these hair pieces!

  2. How wonderful that Debbie has created such beautiful pieces with Lee's remnants! A great little story :)

  3. This is lovely and the quality of the fabric is great.

  4. This is a lovely idea for use of exquisite fabric by repurposing it into useful fashion accessories!!

  5. What beautiful items! I love the blue and gold hair clip from her shop!

  6. Very pretty pieces. I'm not going to enter so others can win.

  7. What a cute idea... love the hair pins

  8. And here is my fav:


  9. UniqueCozyTreasures-Beautiful work.

  10. love the Silk covered sailboat design hair ponytail holder

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  11. Love her thought process, who'd have thought men's ties would lead to inspiration???

  12. So many beautiful pieces! A lot have been added since I first visited her shop. My favorite would have to be http://www.etsy.com/listing/105225627/blue-silk-geometric-button-headband

  13. Navy Silk "Flower" Hair Clip / Pin

  14. I love those silks! I'm partial to the musical notes ponytail holder! http://www.etsy.com/listing/105346729/blue-silk-musical-notes-button-ponytail

  15. AMAZING I love the brooch handbag!