Here you’ll find the exclusive home of Cassandra Lea Designs showcasing Cassandra’s handmade gifts including jewelry, coasters, alcohol-ink creations, crochet items, and more!
Hi, I’m Cassandra, Victor’s better half. I’ve been into crafting things for nearly as long as I can remember, thanks to a creative lineage, and I’m excited to share my creations with you! I was born into a crafty family: Mom was an avid quilter and now knitter, Dad did counted cross-stitch scenes, Granny crocheted ornaments and wall hangings, and great-aunt Pug dabbled in a little of everything in the craft world. Mom nurtured my interest in crafting and creating from a young age, and I can remember going to the library to get books on making bead jewelry and then making bracelets together in her sewing room when I was around 10.
Even though we accumulated lots of materials through the years, I didn’t start making a lot of items until I was around 17. My parents were having some work done on the house and I holed myself up in my room. While sitting bored at my desk, something inside me clicked and I started churning out bead necklaces and earrings left and right. I piled up so many pieces that I had to do something with them, so that summer I opened a small booth at one of the emporiums in the downtown arts district of my hometown.
Time went on, I grew up and got a fulltime job, but I’ve never stopped creating. More often than not, my Christmas gifts to my coworkers would be something handmade. Today I still make beaded jewelry, and I pride myself on putting together designs that others may not think of. I also love to paint just about anything with alcohol inks, a fairly recent addiction and one I absolutely love! There is more than one box in my craft room labeled Things To A-I Paint, and who knows- some of those items might end up for sale one day! And as of fall 2016 I’ve started learning to crochet, with a handful of scarves & blankets under my belt already. Who knows what I’ll learn to create in the future!