real and from the heart

christmas, jewelry, what I'm wearing By November 5, 2015 3 Comments

Oh friends! Our holiday collection is HERE! We’ve been working on this collection for months and months. It’s always surreal to see something go from a sketch, to a sample, to a product on the website, and then finally seeing it around YOUR neck or on YOUR finger. It always seems sort of unbelievable. It’s humbling. It’s an honor to be part of your story.

As we launch our Christmas collection, I’m thinking and planning our family Christmas season. I already know it will be imperfect. But I want to make memories we’ll keep forever. I want to let it be messy and fun. I don’t want to worry about the tangled up twinkle lights–we’ll just get a new set. My home doesn’t have to be perfectly clean or tidy. Maybe we’ll play too many video games or eat too much pie. I’ll probably loose all the gift  receipts I planned to keep safe. I’ll likely stay up way too late on Christmas eve, wrapping gifts. I want to remember mornings snuggled on the couch with coffee. I want to side by the fireside and feel the warmth on my back. I want to focus on the moment, focus on love, focus on what matters. This is what’s real. #myrealchristmas

Can I share some of the new designs with you?Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 7.34.58 PMThere are so many rings in this collection that make my heart melt. They are full of meaning–and I want to wear them all! I think I may need more fingers. 😉

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The rings are meant to be stacked and the NEW bangles are meant to be layered together. It’s togetherness that feeds our souls. Each of these pieces represents someone who has your heart. Each of these pieces is created just for you. The symbolism holds deeps meaning.
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The ‘good things in threes ring’ above is different and funky and I love it. Good things often come in threes–three little words, “I love you.” Three people–You, me and us. Three is a significant number. See all the details for this ring here.
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And the birthstone stacking bangles? Oh my goodness. Hand-wrapped gemstones are breath-taking. Layered together they make a huge statement. I love them!
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These pieces are about real life and real love. It’s the messy, beautiful stuff of everyday that makes our lives meaningful. It’s not perfect. It looks nothing like a pin from Pinterest. It’s honest and true. This is where I live. This is where you live. This is where we journey together and find hope.

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This season is full of rushing and worrying and stress. What if we set it aside and enjoy the blessings all around us? What if we let each other be imperfect? What if we let it be what it is? I think we’ll find more joy and meaning, don’t you?

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You can see the whole collection here. Let’s make real memories this Christmas. #myrealchristmas. What’s real is what’s beautiful.


rings on sale! {hooray!}

jewelry By October 29, 2015 8 Comments

You guys, we hardly ever do a sale on rings–so this is HUGE!

And I love rings. I love mixing metals. Easy to stack. Easy for every day. Full of meaning.


Isn’t the passage ring with the birthstone diamond {bottom left} a pretty pair?

And those stacking rings with your special names {bottom right}? L O V E.


The sunburst diamond ring is breath-taking. It has deep meaning–read about it here.


Take 20% off all rings with code ‘treat’. What a fabulous deal!


Which ones are your favorites? Click here to shop. 


hello new, hello pretty

hello monday, jewelry By September 14, 2015 4 Comments

Hello friends!

We’ve been working hard around here, preparing the new fall collection. To me, it feels as fresh as it is timeless. It’s truly been a team effort and I’m very excited to share it with you!

It’s a brand new week, how about some hellos?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***


Hello collage of beautiful things. One of the men in that awesome photo above, is Alex, our brand manager’s, great-grandfather.
How awesome is that?!

Hello gold sunburst ring and gold cuff. These pieces are a bit more expensive, but in genuine gold, they’re truly precious–something to hand down to the next generation.


Hello dainty bracelets and layering on the wrist. Fall is the perfect time for layering. {But I love layering in any season!}

Hello bezel-set birthstones. I’m basically obsessed. Have you seen the mother’s ring? I think this is the perfect gift –maybe for Christmas?

Hello decorating with branches. I’ve collected a few awesome branches lately and I’m cooking up a new idea.

Hello falling leaves and warm temps. {Too warm actually!}

Hello getting back in the groove after being sick last week. I had no energy–so frustrating!

Hello coffee with a friend and catching up.

Hello planning something fun for Steve’s birthday this month {celebrate!}

Hello missing my sisters. Sisters are the best. For now texts with silly emojis with have to do.

Hello nurturing my heart and remembering to take care of me. Why is that not obvious?

Hello to you. It’s a brand new week with beauty to be found. Join me! What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there.


I am anchored.

jewelry, what I'm wearing By July 22, 2015 6 Comments

Have you seen this necklace? It’s become a favorite this summer–not just because I love the nautical feel, but even more so because of the meaning behind it.

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I am anchored. Anchored by love, by hope. Some days are hard, so I hold fast to my family and friends who speak truth to me.

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It’s such a pretty little necklace–it goes with everything. And I love the mixed metal–sterling anchor and 10k gold heart.

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All summer long I’ve been rotating between different kimono cardigans. Easy layering is the best!

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The lace on this cardigan is what drew me to it. Perfect with heels or flip flops.

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Here’s a close up of the necklace. That sweet little anchor started as flat metal and I transformed into that shape. I kinda can’t believe I made it. I’m getting better at metal working and soldering.

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How about some rings? I’ve got so many stacked up. From left to right–passage ring, anchored ring, my grandmother’s ring paired with a chevron ring, sunburst ring and my wedding set. You can see all rings here.
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Outfit details: My new favorite jeans ON SALE!, Nordstrom, DL1961. Tank, Old Navy. Sandals, Kimono cardigan, local boutique, similar here. Anchored necklace, My shop. Rings, My shop.

What keeps you anchored?


new for summer! {and what it means to me}

finding beauty, jewelry By June 26, 2015 6 Comments

Our new summer collection is here! You guys, I have been so excited to share this with you and now I can! Each piece is full of meaning and heart.

Summer is such a special season, don’t you think? The kids are out of school and the regular routine is out the window.

Summer is for sandy toes and splashing in the waves.
Summer is fresh strawberries, sunscreen and staying up past bedtime.
Summer is for taking silly selfies that in ten years will be priceless mementos of memories made.
Summer means the sun on our shoulders and our hearts full of love.

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Some of my favorites include the swept away necklace, the anchored necklace and swing free earrings.
You can see the whole collection here. 

It’s summer! Warm sun, warm hearts! Let’s make memories!

Which piece is your favorite?


dressed up/down to business

jewelry, what I'm wearing By May 12, 2015 2 Comments

Things have just been completely nuts lately! We had our biggest mother’s day season ever! Super exciting but it brings some late orders, a huge influx of customer emails and some unhappy people. We’re working overtime to try to email everyone back, return calls and make it all right. If you’re one of the people whose order was late, I’m so sorry! Behind every order is a person who matters and who is deeply loved. My desire is that every order is hand-crafted with care and arrives on time. And if we haven’t succeeded then I want to make it right. And Steve, myself and the team are working overtime to make that happen.

So in the meantime, I’m throwing on a fun dress, comfy shoes and working as hard as I can. This dress was my mother’s day gift and I absolutely adore it. It’s super comfy and flowy and kind of dressy. Perfect.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Sandals, Target. Denim jacket, Gap. Bag, Stitch Fix. Necklace, rings, My shop.

Alright friends, back to work. Have a fabulous day and know that you’re loved.


free necklace today!

coupons, jewelry By April 21, 2015 4 Comments

Hey friends! The adorable ‘lasting love’ necklace is FREE today with any purchase from the shop!
Isn’t is sweet?

It’s hand cast in fine pewter and strung from an 18″ sterling filled chain. I adore the hand-crafted loop at the top and the bar style. So simple with lots of meaning.

It’s a great day to shop for mom! Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Just shop your favorite pieces and enter code ‘lastinglove’ at checkout. We’ll tuck the necklace in with your order.

Click here to shop!


how to wear it {photo shoot!}

inspiration, jewelry By April 14, 2015 3 Comments

Last week we teamed up with our friends at Ruby Rose to style a few outfits and pair them with new jewelry from the shop. This shop is one of my very favorites in town–filled with vintage books, clothing, succulents and other beautiful things. It was so fun! I took lots of pics–read on for inspiration.

The whole shop is breath-taking. I always say I’m going for inspiration–but then I want to buy everything. The way they style and set up the shop is artistic and out of the box.

Boots, Yes, please.

Lindsay is wearing our first outfit. Isn’t she adorable? Let’s call this outfit ‘Classic with a Hippie vibe’.

 Lindsay runs our customer service in addition to other responsibilities. For this look we used a flowy black top, flare jeans and clogs. Such a great every day outfit!

Lindsay’s wearing the sterling ‘Believe’ Necklace and two Chevron Rings. Classic and free-spirited!

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Onto our next look! Jackie was shopping at Ruby Rose and how cute is she? Super stylish and sweet. So we asked her to jump in on our shoot and she agreed!

I’m calling Jackie’s look ‘Relaxed to perfection’

I love outfits that are stylish but still relaxed. Her awesome jeans are belted and the kimono style cardigan with some pretty jewelry pulls everything together for a finished look.

Jackie is wearing the Half Full Necklace and the Twists and Turns Earrings. Gorgeous!

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Next is Kimmie! She helps us with production and marketing. And she is pretty with the best smile! Let’s call this look ‘Vintage Romance’.

How fun is this dress? I love the lace necklace and tiered skirt. Whimsical and sweet.

Kimmie is wearing the ‘Oval Mirror Ring‘ above and ‘Petite Your Heart in Mine‘ Necklace below.

Below is Lindsay again with a look called {and I’m making these up as I go} ‘Gypsy Love’.

Seriously how amazing is this dress? Just the kind of thing I could wear everyday. So pretty and easy and flattering.

Lindsay is wearing the ‘Tiny Tied to My Heart‘ Necklace above and ‘Very Loved‘ Ring below.

This last look below might be my favorite–but I mean, how can one choose?! This last look will officially be called ‘Boho Chic’.

Kimmie is wearing a spaghetti strap black dress with a floral kimono and sandals. I love that kimono, in fact in came home with me and I’ve worn it five times. It’s awesome.

For this outfit, Kimmie wore the sterling ‘Love Note’ Necklace with her initial.

And a few more pics of the shop just in case you need a little more inspiration.

I’m crushing on our new collection and I’m crushing on Ruby Rose and all the beautiful items so perfectly displayed. Ruby Rose is part of the Junking Trail {a bunch of awesome vintage shops} this weekend. Doesn’t that sound like FUN?!

Our new Mother’s Day collection is full of meaning.

What you do matters. Who you are matters.
You have a nurturing heart and a strong spirit.
You are a mom and so much more!

See the whole Mother’s Day collection here and find the perfect gift for your mom, auntie, grandma or yourself!


It’s here! {and a giveaway!}

jewelry, what I'm wearing By April 7, 2015 151 Comments

It’s here, friends! There has been lots of planning and designing and dreaming and picture-taking behind the scenes for months! And I can finally share our new Mother’s Day collection with you! We’ve got a GIVEAWAY today! So read on for all the details.

These pieces were designed with you in mind. You are a mom and so much MORE. In the everyday busyness of life, it’s easy to get bogged down in the mundane. We move through tasks and to-do lists with fast fingers and caring hearts.

You tie shoes, wash dishes, pack lunches, write teacher notes and help with homework.

You wipe tears, give kisses, say prayers and snap pics to capture the moment.

You take a moment to breathe, read a book, run a few miles, try a new recipe or create a DIY project. You nurture your soul.

What you do matters. Who you are matters.

You have a nurturing heart and a strong spirit.

You are truly amazing.

Being a mom takes all that we are. It’s stretching and imperfect. It’s beautiful and life-giving.
And the more we tend to our own souls, the more love we have to lavish on our families.

The half full necklace {above} tells how my life is better, because you’re in it. We’ll set a diamond for each of your loves.

These gorgeous twists and turns earrings represent how we will stand together through every twist and every turn. It’s not easy, but together we are stronger. Sterling silver is only $39!

Rings, ladies! So many gorgeous rings!! These chevron rings above are perfect for layering.Point the arrow toward your heart to remind you of those your hold dear.
Sterling silver for $24!

The very loved ring is a heart-melter. Simple enough to wear every day, so beautiful it makes a statement. A statement that reminds the wearer how very loved she is!

It’s hard for me to choose a favorite piece from this collection–each one holds a special place in my heart. So much meaning!

Dear friend, these pieces reflect who you are–your nurturing heart and strong spirit.

You are truly amazing!

GIVEAWAY details…
1. Leave a comment and tell us which piece from the new collection speaks to your heart.
It can be anything from pottery class, to yoga, to a walk around the block.
2. Share you favorite piece{s} from the new collection on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and/or your blog.
Important, make sure to come back here and leave a comment for EACH share!
3. On Friday we’ll pick THREE winners and you’ll get to pick your favorite piece from the new Mother’s Day Collection.


passage ring *g i v e a w a y* CLOSED

giveaway, jewelry By March 18, 2015 451 Comments

I’m so excited! This ring has resonated with so many of you! Tell us your story for a chance to win the new passage ring! Read on for details.

The N E W passage ring is the perfect way to mark a special moment in life. It’s hand-molded, cast in either sterling silver or 10k gold and hand-set with stones. It’s perfect for layering and pretty enough to wear alone. I love it!

Okay, so now it’s YOUR turn! Here are the details to enter…

1. We want to hear YOUR story! Tell us what ‘rite of passage’ you’re celebrating in the comments.
It can be something small, like, taking a new dance class to something as big as getting married.

2. For extra entries, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and/or your blog. Hashtag the share with #lisaleonard
*Important* make sure to come back here and leave a separate comment for each share!

3. Two winners will be chosen next week, each will receive a sterling or gold passage ring.

4. I hope YOU win!

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WINNERS! We have two winners! Congrats Jessica Richey and Jordan K. I just emailed both of you with details. xoxo