"Fiber work is my way of coping with daily stress and anxiety; whereas jewelry making is my way of releasing it." ~ Leilani
BB3 (formally known as heavenly flower/fleur de paradis) is a creative project by Leilani Cleveland Deveau. Inspired by her family, the name of the studio is derived from her daughters (AKA 3 gems/3 bébés), fiber interests (baa baa black sheep, 3 ply wool) & the overall superstition that things (good or bad) come in 3’s.
A native Nova Scotian, her home studio is currently located on the Brow of the North Mountain just 10 minutes from the picturesque fishing community of Hall's Harbour in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The studio is currently not open to the public, but meetup for delivery of your order in the Centreville/Kentville/New Minas area is available.
Leilani started making/selling jewelry over 16 years ago, a pursuit started as an outlet for expression and healing from a stressful job situation. Now as a mom the jewelry has evolved into wearable keepsakes. The progression into working with fiber started in 2011 when the family began attending Wool Shows and Fiber festivals throughout New England. Turning raw, unprocessed fleece into beautifully dyed fibers for felting and spinning into yarn has become a daily ritual, and she soon hopes to start selling her back log of yarns, mini batts, combed fibers and locks.
Believing that her true calling is to inspire others, the items for sale on this site were designed to be affordable to everyone, despite income bracket or circumstance. The goal is to share the creativity, to have an outlet for expression, and not to monitor profit margins. Handmade work is a labour of love and it would be impossible to recoup all costs involved in bringing these products into fruition. This is why bb3 is a project and not a business. Most items here are available to giveaway for grassroots fundraisers and payment is accepted in many forms including barter (trade). Simply contact her for more info. Leilani also has a monthly giveaway via her email newsletter.
Please check out the RECOMMENDED POSTS section of the blog to learn more about the products I develop, and my handmade philosophy.
Leilani loves to hear from others in the handmade/art community & is always looking for creative types to feature on her blog. She would be happy to chat with any individual looking to find their creative outlet, as well as those looking for items for consignment, wholesale or group events. Whatever the reason, never hesitate to drop her a line.
bb3 exists online only, but if you have suggestions as to where you would like to see her sell her products, don't hesitate to pass it along.
Leilani Cleveland Deveau
Brow of Mountain Rd.
Glenmont, Kings Co., Nova Scotia
9049 Commercial St.,
New Minas, NS B4N 5A4
(Please note: email or text is the quickest way to contact). (Also note: Leilani frequents Hants, Kings & Annapolis Co.: pickup or delivery is possible in these areas).