My interest in sewing & design
began 20 years ago with my career in restoring
antique aircraft .
I have always enjoyed beautiful leathers,
fabrics, metals, crystals, beads & other
materials......... I decided to incorporate my
favorite items and put them into designs I find
interesting. My favorite areas of design are a
mix of Victorian & modern design.
My design brand
names are JT Bling & Leone, and I live and work
in Phoenix Arizona.
My newest interest is working with polymer clays
and incorporating the clay medium into my
designs. My latest designs have been
inspired by a gifted friend of mine, she
specializes in knitting, she has inspired me to
make items for use on knitted items. The
polymer clay comes in beautiful colors and is
very strong, yet flexible and light, and perfect
for knitted apparel such as wraps, sweaters,
My new creations
have been buttons in
various sizes and shapes and they are perfect
for the knitted items because of the clays'
lightness, it is possible to add these
larger buttons and and notions to the delicate
knits without weighing down the knit. I
have also started making what I call KnitStx
which are flexible curvy pins with ornate
designs, such as crystals etc. on one end.
The KnitStx are to wear on scarves and wraps
(the same concept as a safety-pin but safer and
prettier), worn on the shoulder or across the
front of the knitted items . I make the
knit-stx in different lengths and diameters for
different types of knitted designs. The
larger diameter KnitStx are for the loose weave
and for the tighter knits I make a smaller
I also make
custom buttons, tags, & jewelry with names of
people or their business name, and incorporate
personalization into the designs upon request.
I can be contacted on the Information page by e
You may view the beautiful knitting
collection by my friend whom goes by the brand
name Melowed Ease. To view her items, just
click on the Other Artist link on the bottom
left of the Home Page.