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Life Outside Real Estate; Designer at Heart!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty


Breast Cancer Awareness; something close to all our hearts! 



While I love being a full-time Realtor, I have found if I pursue my other passions in life it makes me happy and thus makes me a more productive Real Estate Agent; make sense? 


Since I was very young, I always had a flair for fashion.  While I was mostly outdoors riding horses, I was very intrested in crafts, etc.  I began by designing shirts that were wore in the grand entry at Rodeos.  During the Garth Brooks and Brooks & Dunn years, I designed shirts for those who loved to "line dance". 


Well in 2006 my hobby turned into a business, when I designed line of hand-crafted buckles which goes by the name Learway Originals.  Below is a snap shot of what I have been having fun with outside the world of Real Estate.  


Currently Learway Originals has been involved with Breast Cancer Awareness, by designing buckles worn in support of those that have or are fighting the fight!   









Learway Originals started in 2006 when owner and designer Linda Lear was doing some window-shopping in New York City.




“A thought came to me,” says Lear, “to design a line of hand-crafted, unique belt buckles that could be worn for any occasion.  I wanted to create buckles that were uniquely designed taking inspiration from my personal interests, places I visited, friends and family.”




What started off as a hobby quickly became a full-time business for the Ocala, Florida native after a trendy boutique in the SunshineState spotted Lear wearing a custom buckle and asked to carry her line in the store.




Hand- fashioned from a combination of natural materials, vintage jewelry, and Swarovski crystals, Learway Originals offers both elegant and whimsical styles for men, women and children.




Many of today’s hottest country artists proudly wear Learway Originals including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Steve Holy, Little Big Town, Gary Allan, Megan Mullins, Bobby Pinson, Trent Tomlinson, Ira Dean, Mark Wills, Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman, Heidi Newfield, Emerson Drive, Gretchen Wilson, Bobby Pinson, the late George Jones and wife Nancy, among others.




Learway Originals have been featured nationwide from print to television including the Grand Ole Opry, American Idol, CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards, AMA (American Music Awards) The Tonight Show, GAC, CMT, Country Music Videos, Nashville Star, Country Weekly, Rolling Stone and more.




For more information on Learway Originals or to purchase a custom, one-of-a-kind buckle visit www.learwayoriginals.com.






Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Sounds like you have a passion for this other business too Linda.

Heading over to view your wares.  :)

Aug 20, 2014 10:11 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Linda, I'm not creative at all so I have a real appreciation for those who are. Kudos to you.

Aug 26, 2014 02:57 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You go girl!! I am currently working with a breast cancer survivor. What an amazing woman she is!!

Sep 13, 2014 04:49 AM