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 Sunshine State 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. Learway Originals line has expanded to Men's and Women's Leather Cuffs and Guitar Straps.
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.