[caption id="attachment_2301" align="alignright" caption="Flower necklace created by Linda. It's on a leather and a silver lobster claw for the closure. $75.00."][/caption] 2 Great Cities, 1 Great Shopping Destination!  Lafayette-West Lafayette is home to many interesting and unique retail shops, including LeOriginals.  LeOriginals specializes in custom glass jewelry that is not only wearable, but lovely! I have a mother-in-law and a sister who I like to describe as avid jewelry fashionistas.   Every outfit they own has a pair of fun earrings, a necklace and a bracelet to compliment it.  LeOriginals is a jewelry shop that has so many beautiful jewelry options that can accessorize an outfit to perfection.  My favorite jewelry pieces are ones created with beads that are so bright and colorful and when the sun touches them they sparkle. Lampwork Artist and LeOriginals owner, Linda Elmore, uses her sense of design and masterful artistry to create jewelry and gifts out of different forms of glass such as empty wine bottles.  Not only is she creating pieces of art to be worn, but she is going "green" by using recyclable products.  I love unique gifts, and with family birthdays and the holidays really not too far away, I am excited to shop at LeOriginals this fall.  Linda also can add images/photos to beads and I am contemplating taking a photo of my nephews and getting a bracelet made for my sister.  I know she would be so excited and it would be not only something she could wear, but have as a keepsake forever. Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this retail shop and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com