I was born in a little town called South Shields in the North East of England in UK.
People would often refer to me as a “Geordie” as I am close to the main city of Newcastle.

My past times include making bespoke jewellery as well as writing advice articles in regards to Occupational Therapy.

My passion for jewellery started from when I visited art and craft stalls, seeing vast styles of jewellery people made.
From then I attended local workshops where I could experiment with varied tools and and equipment for beading.
Most of my experience in jewellery making is self taught.

I have self taught myself a range of fun and simple bracelet making projects for my friends and family, these consist of simple wooden bracelets; Bracelets made from children’s pony beads to charm bracelets using gemstones.

My passion towards Occupational Therapy (OT) came when I was 10 years old.
I had ongoing difficulties with walking and OT improved the quality of life and made a difference to my development. From then, I always believed I was destined to help people and worked hard in school in order to reach my goal and at the age of 27, I qualified as an OT.

What I do for a living

Not only do I specialise in making bracelets, I am also an Occupational Therapist. My job specialises in Recovery for clients who have enduring Mental Health issues such as Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders and Bipolar Affective Disorder.

I have been qualified for 4 years now.
I graduated from University of Northampton and have gained many experiences along the way including practice placements; Using reflection, taking part in presentations and assignments.

Writing articles became my new interest when I advised a few friends on how to get jobs in OT once qualified.
As I received good feed back regarding this. I developed the ‘writing bug’ which lead me on to continuing this help to other students, newly qualified OT’s in practice as well as developing my own learning.

I also recently started putting my articles on steemit: https://steemit.com/@leese