Leslie Belcher-Huston is the lead designer of accessoreez, and the master artist in creating “The accessoreez Collections” of handcrafted, contemporary art glass borosilicate jewelry. Her creative energies are unleashed as she taps into “the zone of mastery” to create distinctive designs with elegant tropical hues and synergistically merge with a high desert color palette of hot fired glass, fresh water pearls, turquoise, coral, hammered copper & silver, and other select materials.
Leslie’s art glass studies were at the prestigious, Rhode Island School of Design, Mills College in Oakland, Ca, and the University of San Diego.
Her sister, Shelley Harper, is a noted metal worker who collaborates to design a mixed media of textures, surfaces and juxtaposed one-of-a-kind designs. Shelley’s studies include the notable University of Puget Sound and a BS from the University of Southern California.
Coming from two dramatically different regions, Leslie and her design studios are based on Florida’s Gulf Coast in St. Petersburg, Florida, while Shelley can be found at her studio in Cave Creek, Arizona, a quaint artist’s village in the foot hills of the Sonoran desert. What better inspiration could you ask for!
The marketing side of accessoreez is in the able hands of John Huston, Leslie’s husband. John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree in Mass Communication. He has won several awards for his marketing skills including 2009 Emarketing All Star from Constant Contact.
“We’re passionate about our work and are constantly heartened by the ardent feedback we receive from our clients” states Leslie. “We adore the thoughtful note or the kind phone call because it truly validates the emergence of glass art as a significant design element in today’s fashion scene” adds Shelley.
Within each creation, our commitment to distinction rings true by drawing inspiration from Nature’s majesty and transforming it’s bounty into each of our accessoreez “Art to Wear” originals!