Cristina Leonard | @cristinaleonard

Making homemade fire-starters for Paul for Christmas. Ssshh, don’t tell! #homemadegifts #christmastime
Heading north on Thanksgiving night. I’m so thankful for beautiful Iowa skies. #iowasky #iowahome #gratitude
Today was one of those rare, perfect autumn days. I wish they could last forever. #ilovefall #iowa #iowasky #fallingleaves #iowahome
To quote the late, great Tom Petty, "some days are diamonds, some days are rocks". This one feels like an asteroid hit me. Peace and love everyone.
I got some beautiful lemons from #newpioneercoop yesterday because I wanted to renew my stash of preserved lemons. If you've never made these, do yourself a favor and do it now. They're meant for Moroccan dishes but they're great for ...
Day one of the workshop with Michael Boyd. The day was spent with Michael taking up to some of his favorite vendors and then we spent some time playing with some of what we bought. Great fun! There was also ...
6 silver bangles, 3 silver rings and 4 pairs of earrings. 9pm. Time for dinner. #instajewelry #cristinaleonardjewelry #riojeweler #allworkandnoplaymakesjackadullboy
Thank you to Tommie at fuel....art and espresso in Mt. Vernon, Iowa for hosting Lobe Love. Fuel is such a cool place, please go check us out while we're there! #lobelove #fuelartandespresso #cristinaleonardjewelry #instajewelry
Not a bad days work. My hands are toast. Time to take an Advil and knock off. #cristinaleonardjewelry #riojeweler #instajewelry
It's a bangle making day!
It's very hard to get work done when your assistant decides it's time for a cuddle. Who could say no to Scout? #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady
Another gorgeous day in the heartland. #iowa #iowasky #iowahome
Lucinda Williams tonight at the Englert Theatre with Buick 6 and special guest, the legendary Bo Ramsey. Nothing could be better. #lucindawilliams #boramsey #englert #iowacity
Fireworks in Independence, Iowa. Happy Independence Day 2017! #independenceiowa #independenceday
Out and about in Iowa City on a perfect summer day. The Old Capital. #nofilter #iowasky #iowacity #iowa #iowahome
Dad, at a wood carving show, coaxing something magic out of a piece of wood. You and Mom are missed and loved every single day.
Scary sky over Kinnick Stadium. Beautiful though. The earth is awesome. #iowasky #iowacity #home
The last night in Milwaukee after a good week of teaching at the Bead & Button Show deserves a great meal, don't you think? #chophousemilwaukee #beadandbuttonshow #jewelryclass #instajewelry #cristinaleonardjewelry
I spent a good part of today making and soldering about a million jump-rings for one of the classes I'm teaching at the 2017 Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee with my teaching partner, Gail Lannum. This one is close ...
There was the most spectacular sunset tonight in Hiawatha, Iowa. #iowasky #iowahome #nofilter
If anyone has emailed me with a class question or about a purchase in the last 24 hours, please contact me again here on IG, on FB or via my email. There was a technical problem and all my email ...
Spending the morning dressing hammers for three forging classes at the Bead & Button Show. It's almost here!
#bead&buttonshow #cristinaleonardjewelry #instajewelry #beadandbuttonshow
Spending the afternoon cutting up lengths of 8 gauge and 10 gauge bronze wire for two upcoming Twisted Bronze Bracelet classes at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee. My hands are talking to me but our students will be ...
I finished this yesterday. I'm quite happy with it. The stone (dumortierite) was cut by my husband Paul and I think he did a great job. I did the silver work which includes a 20 gauge sterling bezel. I love ...
Lilac time. Smells like heaven. #spring #iowa
The Redbuds in my yard say it's finally spring. #spring #iowa #iowahome
Painting today with Jamie. I attempted one of my favorite subjects. We had fun on this stormy day. #painting #instapainting
A good trip to the dentist deserves a good Cuban coffee afterwards, right? #rationalization

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