When we first saw the delicate ‘believe’ pendant below on twitter, we immediately clicked through to see more Leap Designs creations – and we fell in love. Designed here in Edmonton by entrepreneur Kylee Peebles, these pretty pieces are customizable and a perfect alternative to the bling-dominated bridal jewelry available. Imagine one of the gold feather pendants on a group of stylish bridesmaids, or a customized creation as a thank-you gift to each member of your bridal party…
We had a chance to catch up with Kylee and we’re so happy to introduce you to her today.
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Kylee Peebles and I am a recent transplant to Edmonton from beautiful BC. I have always been very artistic and can easily lose myself when I have some good tunes and a creative vibe flowing! I love to travel, exercise and I’m no stranger to the kitchen! I became a first time momma to the most wonderful little girl in the early days of 2014 and I couldn’t be more excited about my new path.
Now tell us about your business – what made you choose to start selling your handmade creations?
Leap Designs is a very small Edmonton-based company where I source out amazing products and hand construct quality jewelry. I started Leap in the fall of 2013 as a way to express my artistic and creative side, but also as a way for me to stay at home with my daughter. My main focus with Leap is to keep the majority of my creations original and only reproduce a very limited number, if any. This ensures that every Leap is specific to its owner.
Yeg love! – top three favourite things to do in Edmonton?
One of my all-time favourite things to do in edmonton on a Saturday morning is to: get up early, indulge in a large a chai latte from Remedy Cafe and then walk around the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market sipping and supporting all the local talent and farmers alike. Bliss!
My second favourite thing to do in Edmonton is to ride my bike for hours along the dirt trails of the ravine and the river valley.
And last but definitely not least, I love to frequent any and all of the amazing festivals that this great city has to offer!
Do you take special orders or commissions? Tell us about a custom creation you really enjoyed working on…
I pride myself on working with my clients to create custom pieces for birthdays, weddings, mothers’ day, anniversaries and beyond. I customize everything from the metals used to the gems, the colours, the individual pendant on each piece, and everything in between.
Most importantly, where can people find Leap Designs?
Leap Designs is everywhere! I actively post all of my new creations on Facebook and Twitter. The best way to keep up with the flow of new, unique pieces and get them before someone else does is to follow us on social media. If there is a piece that speaks to you, send me a quick message and it’s all yours! I would love to customize anything and everything to make it your own. I also have a some fun and beautiful pieces in the fabulous SpinUnity in Sherwood Park. if you haven’t been there you have to go – it is like no other spin facility that I have ever seen. In one word – epic! I am looking to start hosting jewelry parties and of course, I’m constantly attending different pop up markets around our city!
Want to get your paws on one of these pretty pieces? Go say hi to kylee on twitter, or tell us what you think in the comments!