How We Got Started:
From a very young age I was interested in Art and Music. Through High School I remained a double-major, exploring both. Once in college, Music won and I majored in Vocal Performance. I found work immediately upon graduation, and shortly thereafter joined the voice faculty of a Long Island university where I am coming upon my 21st anniversary! (Where does the time go?). My singing and Solo Recital work has brought me to many wonderful places such as Canada, South America, several countries in Europe, and Africa.
About 9 winters ago, I came down with pneumonia and had to cancel all of my Christmas Season singing engagements. It was during this time that I started making jewelry. House-bound, and unable to go anywhere, I came up with the vision of Dragonleaf Jewels. I ordered stones on-line and started with pewter and stainless steel as the metal, designing everything from earrings to necklaces to bookmarks. Working with the many different stone colors and shapes, my love of Art quickly resurfaced! I started getting very positive feedback from family and friends and decided to start a business. I soon changed the metals I was using and started working with Sterling Silver and Copper. I have been selling jewelry about 6 years now and have developed a great respect for these stones and their properties. A few years ago I asked my sister Carole to join me, and together we create all the jewelry pieces found on our Website. We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we have enjoyed creating them,
Barbara and Carole