Leigh Abernathy is the creative force behind Twining Vine Designs.
That’s me. I’m driven to create, whether it is jewelry or felted hats or food, I’m always making something, exploring new ideas. I take a lot of inspiration from the natural world around me–I live in the woods on a lake in the foothills of the Ozarks, and enjoy spending time outdoors in this glorious place.
Inspiration also comes from my family–my VERY tolerant husband, who not only supports but encourages all my messy creating, and my sons, where the inspiration is often direct, as in “Mom, will you make me a tiger hat?” They are also patient models, trying things on to help me see how it is working, and they even love to play with fire at my jewelry bench, melting metals and learning to solder.
I’m a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild, and have been fortunate enough to serve on it’s board for several years. What a great group of artisans I am fortunate to know!