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Published: 27.01.2017
Felieke van der Leest Felieke van der Leest
Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Jewelrassic: An Inside Story, 2017. Textile, plastic animals, oxidized silver, aluminium alloy, paper, plastic, cubic zirconia. 15 x 11 x 6 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Jewelrassic: An Inside Story, 2017
Textile, plastic animals, oxidized silver, aluminium alloy, paper, plastic, cubic zirconia
15 x 11 x 6 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Miss Universe, 2017. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, leather. 15 x 28 x 16 cm. Object with necklace. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Miss Universe, 2017
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, leather
15 x 28 x 16 cm
Object with necklace
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Tricereyedtops, 2017. Textile plastic animal, gold, oxidized silver, glass, meteorite, peridot. 11 x 10 x 6 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Tricereyedtops, 2017
Textile plastic animal, gold, oxidized silver, glass, meteorite, peridot
11 x 10 x 6 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Think Sustainable!, 2017. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, mammoth ivory, glass beads, magnets, steel. 32 x 14 x 14 cm. Object with necklace. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Think Sustainable!, 2017
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, mammoth ivory, glass beads, magnets, steel
32 x 14 x 14 cm
Object with necklace
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Think Sustainable!, 2017. Oxidized silver, mammoth ivory. Ø 17 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Think Sustainable!, 2017
Oxidized silver, mammoth ivory
Ø 17 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Spermheart Rocker, 2017. Textile, plastic animal, silver, cubic zirconia. 12.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Spermheart Rocker, 2017
Textile, plastic animal, silver, cubic zirconia
12.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Therizini Blub Blub, 2016. Silver, plastic animal, glass beads, topaz, leather. 24 x 23 x 17 cm. Object with necklace. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Therizini Blub Blub, 2016
Silver, plastic animal, glass beads, topaz, leather
24 x 23 x 17 cm
Object with necklace
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Therizini Blub Blub, 2016. Silver, plastic animal, topaz. 9.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Therizini Blub Blub, 2016
Silver, plastic animal, topaz
9.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Rex Ring, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, cubic zirconia. 4 x 4 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Rex Ring, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, cubic zirconia
4 x 4 x 4 cm
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Van der Leest. Piece: Pachyceballosaurus, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, gold plated glass beads, garnet, magnet. 10.5 x 10.5 x 8.5 cm. Van der Leest
Piece: Pachyceballosaurus, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, gold plated glass beads, garnet, magnet
10.5 x 10.5 x 8.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Pachyceballosaurus, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, gold plated glass beads, garnet, magnet. 10 x 10.5 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Pachyceballosaurus, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, gold plated glass beads, garnet, magnet
10 x 10.5 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Lunatitia Velociraptorina, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, cubic zirconia. 14 x 7 x 7 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Lunatitia Velociraptorina, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, cubic zirconia
14 x 7 x 7 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Hatze Gopteryx and the Mystery Eggs, 2016. Oxidated silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, magnets. 20 x 20 x 15 cm. Object with bracelet. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Hatze Gopteryx and the Mystery Eggs, 2016
Oxidated silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, magnets
20 x 20 x 15 cm
Object with bracelet
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Felieke van der Leest. Bracelet: Hatze Gopteryx and the Mystery Eggs, 2016. Textile, oxidated silver, glass beads, magnets. Felieke van der Leest
Bracelet: Hatze Gopteryx and the Mystery Eggs, 2016
Textile, oxidated silver, glass beads, magnets
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Felieke van der Leest. Object: Duo Dupli Diplo, 2016. Textile, plastic animals, Argentium®, glass beads, steel, leather. 25 x 35 x 14 cm. Object with earrings. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Duo Dupli Diplo, 2016
Textile, plastic animals, Argentium®, glass beads, steel, leather
25 x 35 x 14 cm
Object with earrings
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Felieke van der Leest. Earrings: Duo Dupli Diplo, 2017. Plastic animals, Argentium®. 5 x 5 x 1 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Earrings: Duo Dupli Diplo, 2017
Plastic animals, Argentium®
5 x 5 x 1 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Cupidopteryx, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®. 10 x 11 x 9 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Cupidopteryx, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®
10 x 11 x 9 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, glass beads, leather, magnets. Object with brooch. 20 x 20 x 31 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, glass beads, leather, magnets
Object with brooch
20 x 20 x 31 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016. Textile, Argentium®, magnets. 8 x 8 x 6 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016
Textile, Argentium®, magnets
8 x 8 x 6 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Attendronosaurus, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, glass beads, topaz, steel. Object with brooch. 15 x 17 x 16 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Attendronosaurus, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, glass beads, topaz, steel
Object with brooch
15 x 17 x 16 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Attendronosaurus, 2016. Plastic animal, Argentium®, topaz, steel. 19.5 x 9 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Attendronosaurus, 2016
Plastic animal, Argentium®, topaz, steel
19.5 x 9 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Mr. Zen, 2015. Textile, plastic animal, mother of pearl, silver. 14 x 6 x 6 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Mr. Zen, 2015
Textile, plastic animal, mother of pearl, silver
14 x 6 x 6 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Ki-mini, 2015. Textile, silver, glass beads. 12 x 13 x 5.5 cm. Object with brooches. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Ki-mini, 2015
Textile, silver, glass beads
12 x 13 x 5.5 cm
Object with brooches
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Ki-mini, 2015. Textile, silver, glass beads. 8 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Ki-mini, 2015
Textile, silver, glass beads
8 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: The Last Frontier, 2014. Silver, bone. 24 x 8.5 x 14 cm. Bracelet and rings. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: The Last Frontier, 2014
Silver, bone
24 x 8.5 x 14 cm
Bracelet and rings
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: The Last Frontier, 2014. Textile, silver, bone. Object: 27 x 21 x 11 cm. Object with bracelet and rings. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: The Last Frontier, 2014
Textile, silver, bone
Object: 27 x 21 x 11 cm
Object with bracelet and rings
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Felieke van der Leest. Earrings: Peek-a-Puma, 2014. Textile, plastic animals, gold. 7 x 5 x 1.5 cm each. Felieke van der Leest
Earrings: Peek-a-Puma, 2014
Textile, plastic animals, gold
7 x 5 x 1.5 cm each
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: African Caucasian Indian, 2014. Textile, gold, Argentium®, silver, moonstone. Sheep head: 8 x 8 x 4 cm. Necklace and brooch. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: African Caucasian Indian, 2014
Textile, gold, Argentium®, silver, moonstone
Sheep head: 8 x 8 x 4 cm
Necklace and brooch
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: African American Indian, 2013. Textile, gold, silver. Bison head: 12 x 7.5 x 4 cm. Necklace and brooch. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: African American Indian, 2013
Textile, gold, silver
Bison head: 12 x 7.5 x 4 cm
Necklace and brooch
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Pregnant Grizzly Bearmaid, 2013. Textile, plastic animals, gold, jasper. Bear cub: 10 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Object with brooch. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Pregnant Grizzly Bearmaid, 2013
Textile, plastic animals, gold, jasper
Bear cub: 10 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Object with brooch
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Mariposa Caterpillaria, 2013. Textile, plastic animal, glass beads. 15 x 5 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Mariposa Caterpillaria, 2013
Textile, plastic animal, glass beads
15 x 5 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Cradleboard Bambi, 2013. Textile, plastic animal, glass beads, gold, leather. 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Cradleboard Bambi, 2013
Textile, plastic animal, glass beads, gold, leather
7 x 3.5 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Run Roadrunners Run !, 2013. Silver, plastic animals, cubic zirconia, glass beads, polyethylene. 21.5 x 6.5 x 8.5 cm. Object with bracelet. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Run Roadrunners Run !, 2013
Silver, plastic animals, cubic zirconia, glass beads, polyethylene
21.5 x 6.5 x 8.5 cm
Object with bracelet
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Cradleboard Bunny, 2013. Argentium silver, glass beads, textile, plastic animal, gold. 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Cradleboard Bunny, 2013
Argentium silver, glass beads, textile, plastic animal, gold
7 x 3.5 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: The End 4, 2013. Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather. 12 x 11 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: The End 4, 2013
Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather
12 x 11 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Anti-War Warrior, 2012. Textile, glass beads, gold, topaz, onyx, silver. 8.5 x 9 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Anti-War Warrior, 2012
Textile, glass beads, gold, topaz, onyx, silver
8.5 x 9 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: The Spinster Sisters, 2012. Textile, plastic animals, glass beads, gold, cubic zirconia. 27 x 16 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: The Spinster Sisters, 2012
Textile, plastic animals, glass beads, gold, cubic zirconia
27 x 16 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: The End 2, 2012. Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather. 12 x 13 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: The End 2, 2012
Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather
12 x 13 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Texas Longesthorn, 2012. Textile, glass beads, plastic animal, gold, silver. 15 x 10 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Texas Longesthorn, 2012
Textile, glass beads, plastic animal, gold, silver
15 x 10 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: The End 3, 2012. Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather. 12 x 11 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: The End 3, 2012
Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather
12 x 11 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Crazy Horse, 2010. Textile, gold, oxidized silver, plastic animal, glass beads, topaz. 15.5 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Crazy Horse, 2010
Textile, gold, oxidized silver, plastic animal, glass beads, topaz
15.5 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Gonzalez Brothers, 2011. Textile, plastic animals, oxidized silver, gold, cubic zirkonia. 11 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Gonzalez Brothers, 2011
Textile, plastic animals, oxidized silver, gold, cubic zirkonia
11 x 7 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Peace Parrot, 2010. Textile, glass beads, gold plated metal, plastic animal, gold, cubic zirkonia. 14 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Peace Parrot, 2010
Textile, glass beads, gold plated metal, plastic animal, gold, cubic zirkonia
14 x 10 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Billy the Kids, 2011. Textile, plastic animals, silver, glass beads, gold, cubic zirkonia. 11 x 8 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Billy the Kids, 2011
Textile, plastic animals, silver, glass beads, gold, cubic zirkonia
11 x 8 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Incognitos Anonymous, 2011. Plastic animals, silver, glass beads, textile, leather. Pendant: 8 x 8 x 8 cm Carpet: 16.5 x 16.5 x 0.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Incognitos Anonymous, 2011
Plastic animals, silver, glass beads, textile, leather
Pendant: 8 x 8 x 8 cm Carpet: 16.5 x 16.5 x 0.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Incognitos Anonymous, 2011. Plastic animals, silver, glass beads, textile, leather. Pendant: 8 x 8 x 8 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Incognitos Anonymous, 2011
Plastic animals, silver, glass beads, textile, leather
Pendant: 8 x 8 x 8 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Squaw Kitten, 2011. Silver, glass beads, textile. 12 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Squaw Kitten, 2011
Silver, glass beads, textile
12 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Peace Puffin, 2011. Textile, glass beads, silver plated metal, plastic animal, silver, cubic zirkonia. 13 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Peace Puffin, 2011
Textile, glass beads, silver plated metal, plastic animal, silver, cubic zirkonia
13 x 10 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: The Beaver Family from Pencil Creek, 2011. Pencils, hemalyke®, silver, plastic animals, turquoise, textile, cubic zirkonia. Pencil house: 16.5 x 16 x 0.7 cm Frame with beavers: 9 x 9 x 3 cm. This necklace is a combination of two separate necklaces.. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: The Beaver Family from Pencil Creek, 2011
Pencils, hemalyke®, silver, plastic animals, turquoise, textile, cubic zirkonia
Pencil house: 16.5 x 16 x 0.7 cm Frame with beavers: 9 x 9 x 3 cm
This necklace is a combination of two separate necklaces.
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Spirit of the Cat, 2011. Glass beads, silver, gold, plastic animal, topaz. Pendant: 22 x 7.5 x 2 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Spirit of the Cat, 2011
Glass beads, silver, gold, plastic animal, topaz
Pendant: 22 x 7.5 x 2 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: The End 1, 2011. Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather. 12 x 11 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: The End 1, 2011
Glass beads, plastic animal, silver, leather
12 x 11 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Billy Bang, 2009. Textile, plastic animal, gold, Swarovski crystal, silver, sapphire. 12 x 8 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Billy Bang, 2009
Textile, plastic animal, gold, Swarovski crystal, silver, sapphire
12 x 8 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: McPufff, 2009. Textile, gold, plastic animal, glass beads, cubic zirkonia. 9.5 x 9.5 x 3.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: McPufff, 2009
Textile, gold, plastic animal, glass beads, cubic zirkonia
9.5 x 9.5 x 3.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Sharky Boy, 2009. Textile, galvanized glass beads, gold, plastic animal, topaz. 10 x 10 x 4.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Sharky Boy, 2009
Textile, galvanized glass beads, gold, plastic animal, topaz
10 x 10 x 4.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Bull !, 2008. Plastic, white gold, oxidized silver, textile, synth, ruby. 8 x 8 x 4.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Bull !, 2008
Plastic, white gold, oxidized silver, textile, synth, ruby
8 x 8 x 4.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Game of the Cheetah’s, 2008. Textile, plastic animals, glass beads, oxidized silver, gold. 25 x 32 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Game of the Cheetah’s, 2008
Textile, plastic animals, glass beads, oxidized silver, gold
25 x 32 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Prima Ballerina Hippo-Lolita, 2008. Plastic animal, textile, bone, gold, cubic zirkonia. 6 x 6 x 7.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Prima Ballerina Hippo-Lolita, 2008
Plastic animal, textile, bone, gold, cubic zirkonia
6 x 6 x 7.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Olympia, 2008. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, cubic zirkonia. 12.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Olympia, 2008
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, cubic zirkonia
12.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Bracelet: The J. Russels, 2008. Textile, gold, plastic animal, cubic zirkonia. 21 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Bracelet: The J. Russels, 2008
Textile, gold, plastic animal, cubic zirkonia
21 x 7 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Earrings: The Outsiders, 2008. Plastic animals, gold (yellow, white, red), oxidized silver. 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm each. Felieke van der Leest
Earrings: The Outsiders, 2008
Plastic animals, gold (yellow, white, red), oxidized silver
4 x 2.5 x 2 cm each
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Referee-San, 2008. Textile, glass beads, gold, cubic zirkonia. 13 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Referee-San, 2008
Textile, glass beads, gold, cubic zirkonia
13 x 10 x 2.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Sven Svanson the First, 2008. Textile, plastic animal, gold, glass beads. 15 x 11.5 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Sven Svanson the First, 2008
Textile, plastic animal, gold, glass beads
15 x 11.5 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Soccer Baby, 2008. Glass beads, gold, textile, silver, cubic zirkonia. 7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Soccer Baby, 2008
Glass beads, gold, textile, silver, cubic zirkonia
7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Neckpiece: Second Peleton, 2008. Plastic animals, oxidized silver, glass beads. Group of animals: 15 x 15 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Neckpiece: Second Peleton, 2008
Plastic animals, oxidized silver, glass beads
Group of animals: 15 x 15 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Object: Sir Beauty B. Dandy, 2008. Plastic animal, goldplated silver, oxidized silver, glass beads, hair,  textile, cubic zirkonia. 22 x 18 x 11 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Sir Beauty B. Dandy, 2008
Plastic animal, goldplated silver, oxidized silver, glass beads, hair, textile, cubic zirkonia
22 x 18 x 11 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Yellow Kelly, 2008. Glass beads, textile, gold, plastic animal, cubic zirkonia. 10 x 10 x 3.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Yellow Kelly, 2008
Glass beads, textile, gold, plastic animal, cubic zirkonia
10 x 10 x 3.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Prof. Dr. Kong Sr., 2007. Textile, plastic animal, silver, cubic zirkonia. 19 x 8.5 x 3.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Prof. Dr. Kong Sr., 2007
Textile, plastic animal, silver, cubic zirkonia
19 x 8.5 x 3.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Earrings: The Kalf Sisters, 2007. Plastic animal, silver, 14kt gold, plastic pearls, cubic zirconium. 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm each. Felieke van der Leest
Earrings: The Kalf Sisters, 2007
Plastic animal, silver, 14kt gold, plastic pearls, cubic zirconium
3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm each
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Super Freak Zebra, 2007. Textile, plastic animal, 14kt gold, glass, cubic zirconium. 15 x 6 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Super Freak Zebra, 2007
Textile, plastic animal, 14kt gold, glass, cubic zirconium
15 x 6 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Pregnant Koala Bearmaid, 2007. Textile, plastic animal, plastic pearls. Object: 15 x 13 x 5.5 cm, Brooch: 11.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Pregnant Koala Bearmaid, 2007
Textile, plastic animal, plastic pearls
Object: 15 x 13 x 5.5 cm, Brooch: 11.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Gusz Goosz, 2006. 14kt gold, textile, glass, plastic animal, topaz. Hanging goose: 12.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Gusz Goosz, 2006
14kt gold, textile, glass, plastic animal, topaz
Hanging goose: 12.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Rocky the Rock Penguin alias The Stork, 2006. Plastic animal, 14kt gold, cubic zirkonia. 10 x 10 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Rocky the Rock Penguin alias The Stork, 2006
Plastic animal, 14kt gold, cubic zirkonia
10 x 10 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Snow White, 2007. Textile, 14kt gold, plastic animal. 11 x 5 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Snow White, 2007
Textile, 14kt gold, plastic animal
11 x 5 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Jumbo Star Brother, 2007. Plastic animal, textile, silver, cubic zirconium. 12 x 17 x 7 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Jumbo Star Brother, 2007
Plastic animal, textile, silver, cubic zirconium
12 x 17 x 7 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Bat Girl, 2007. Textile, plastic animal, 14 & 18kt gold, cubic zirconium. 21 x 14 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Bat Girl, 2007
Textile, plastic animal, 14 & 18kt gold, cubic zirconium
21 x 14 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Snail-with-Sprouts Train, 2006. Textile, plastic animal, silver (rhodinated), coral (painted). 32 x 4.5 x 6 cm. Object with bracelet. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Snail-with-Sprouts Train, 2006
Textile, plastic animal, silver (rhodinated), coral (painted)
32 x 4.5 x 6 cm
Object with bracelet
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Meercat Don Q, 2006. Plastic animal, textile, silver, gravel. 10 x 4 x 5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Meercat Don Q, 2006
Plastic animal, textile, silver, gravel
10 x 4 x 5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Hare O’Harix and His 6 Carrots, 2006. Textile, 18kt gold, plastic animal. Object: 30 x 4 x 3.5 cm. Object with bracelet. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Hare O’Harix and His 6 Carrots, 2006
Textile, 18kt gold, plastic animal
Object: 30 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Object with bracelet
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Monsieur le Toucan, 2005. Textile, plastic animal, 14kt gold, cubic zirkonia. 11.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Monsieur le Toucan, 2005
Textile, plastic animal, 14kt gold, cubic zirkonia
11.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Black Crow with the Golden Feathers, 2005. Textile, plastic animal, 14kt gold, cubic zirconia. Crow: 10.5 x 11.5 x 7 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Black Crow with the Golden Feathers, 2005
Textile, plastic animal, 14kt gold, cubic zirconia
Crow: 10.5 x 11.5 x 7 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Black Clown with the Golden Heart, 2005. Textile, plastic animal, polymer clay. 17 x 10 x 6 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Black Clown with the Golden Heart, 2005
Textile, plastic animal, polymer clay
17 x 10 x 6 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Spermheart, 1996. Textile, rubber, safety-pin. 8 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Spermheart, 1996
Textile, rubber, safety-pin
8 cm
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Statement

Animals have a special place in Felieke van der Leest's heart. She provides many animals with a busy social life as ornaments, gives a select group a nice home in museums and she placed a few oversized specimens in the center of everyone's attention in meeting rooms and stairwells. Jewellery, object or light fixture, the scale or function is not the aspect that inspires Van der Leest: the telling of unusual stories is always her main motivation.

Van der Leest has enriched jewellery design with the introduction of textile techniques. Combining this with gold, silver and plastic, in ten years time she developed her own idiom. She drew from her childhood in Emmen where she would visit the local zoo and also from her metalsmith education in Schoonhoven. Her unbridled imagination later came to full bloom at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. For someone who normally works with hand sized pieces it is remarkable to develop monumental installations. Nevertheless, Van der Leest has already produced some 'jewels' for public spaces, cooperating with her cousin in Neef Nicht Design.

A continuous flow of her work now finds its way to numerous exhibitions. In addition, it is happily collected by individuals and museums through the galleries that represent her in Amsterdam, New York and Tokyo. A great milestone was the 2006 exhibition Jewellery Fables: the museum in Middlesbrough (mima) exhibited an overview of all her work and also published an accompanying catalog.

Apart from the obvious fun her work sometimes showes an unexpected serious side. Contemporary issues such as the environment, dealing with animals and all kinds of social problems are touched upon. In this way Van der Leest, like Jean de La Fontaine in his famous fables, shows us the other side of the coin. But her most important quality continues to be her unstoppable enthusiasm for making new pieces and the joy they give us, the spectators.

Ward Schrijver

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2017:
Exhibition  01 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017  Jewelrassic Park.
Gallery Froots & Nogart
Exhibition  20 May 2017 - 28 May 2017  Becoming More Porous. Becoming More Craft-oriented.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017  Ajavahe. Time Difference at the 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennal.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017  7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial: Ajavahe. Time Difference.
Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design
Exhibition  01 Feb 2017 - 31 May 2017  Nature Morte.
National Museum, Poland
Exhibition  15 Jan 2017 - 18 May 2017  Met passie verzameld, met liefde geschonken/ Collected with Passion, Donated with Love.
CODA Museum
Exhibition  07 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017  Jewelrassic Park by Felieke van der Leest.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017  Jewelrassic Park.
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Exhibition  07 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017  Jewelrassic Park by Felieke van der Leest.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016  Romantic Jewelry.
Meeting  26 Apr 2016 - 05 Jun 2016  Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2016.
Exhibition  19 Apr 2016 - 14 Aug 2016  Chemins croisés.
Meeting  27 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016  Alternative Schmuck Night.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
Exhibition  22 Jan 2016 - 30 Mar 2016  Not Too Precious at Kilkenny.
2015:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Happy! 25 Years of Friends of Carlotta.
Exhibition  11 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Not Too Precious.
Exhibition  01 Feb 2015 - 25 May 2015  Into the Zoo by Felieke van der Leest.
2014:
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014  Shanghai Design Week: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  26 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014  15. Erfurter Schmucksymposium.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2014 - 19 Jul 2014  Différence et Répétition.
Exhibition  21 May 2014 - 29 Jun 2014  The Earring Show 2.
Exhibition  09 May 2014 - 12 May 2014  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  04 Apr 2014 - 04 May 2014  International Earring Exhibition.
Exhibition  28 Mar 2014 - 19 Apr 2014  ZOO is Life by Felieke van der Leest.
Exhibition  30 Jan 2014 - 30 Mar 2014  Chain Reactions: Claartje Keur’s jewellery and portrait.
2013:
Exhibition  29 Nov 2013 - 02 Mar 2014  Papallona / Mariposa / Butterfly.
Exhibition  01 May 2013 - 16 Jun 2013  A Jewel a Day Keeps Wrinkles Away.
2012:
Workshop  10 Dec 2012 - 10 Dec 2012  Felieke van der Leest: Crochet Workshop Animal Rings.
Exhibition  07 Dec 2012 - 25 Dec 2012  Felieke van der Leest: Once upon a time in My West (part 1 & 2).
Exhibition  03 Nov 2012 - 05 Jan 2013  Felieke van der Leest: Once upon a time in My West (part 2).
Exhibition  17 Oct 2012 - 17 Nov 2012  Nadelwerke.
Exhibition  13 Jul 2012 - 09 Sep 2012  European Prize for Applied Arts 2012.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2012 - 26 Feb 2012  Gallery deux poissons at TOKYO FRONTLINE.
2011:
Exhibition  23 Sep 2011 - 22 Oct 2011  Conceptual Jewellery.
Award  10 Sep 2011 - 02 Oct 2011  Cominelli Foundation Award 2011.
Exhibition  26 May 2011 - 17 Jun 2011  BROOCH BROSS.
Exhibition  06 May 2011 - 09 May 2011  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Exhibition  16 Apr 2011 - 21 May 2011  Felieke van der Leest: Once upon a time in My West (part 1).
Exhibition  17 Feb 2011 - 16 Apr 2011  Creative Creatures.
Exhibition  10 Feb 2011 - 13 Feb 2011  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Object Rotterdam.
2010:
Fair  11 Jun 2010 - 13 Jun 2010  Eunique 2010.
Exhibition  29 May 2010 - 09 Jan 2011  Felieke van der Leest: Jewelry Circus.
Exhibition  14 May 2010 - 17 May 2010  Galerie Rob Koudijs at Collect.
Fair  14 May 2010 - 17 May 2010  Collect 2010.
Exhibition  17 Apr 2010 - 05 May 2010  A Nadie le Amarga....
Meeting  12 Apr 2010 - 16 Apr 2010  GRAY AREA GRIS SYMPOSIUM.
Fair  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Schmuck 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2009 - 07 Feb 2010  Sieren met dieren (Adorn with animals).
Exhibition  23 Sep 2009 - 07 Nov 2009  Showtime.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2009 - 27 Sep 2009  OP VOORRAAD.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2009 - 17 Mar 2009  Studio GR20 at Section “Frame”.
2008:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2008 - 23 Dec 2008  Dutch masters.
Exhibition  25 Oct 2008 - 29 Nov 2008  Felieke van der Leest: F.I.B.S..
Exhibition  10 May 2008 - 17 Aug 2008  The European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery 2008.
2007:
Award  06 Dec 2007 - 09 Dec 2007  New Traditional Jewellery Design Contest 2007.
Exhibition  01 Sep 2007 - 14 Oct 2007  Challenging the châtelaine.
Exhibition  23 Aug 2007 - 29 Sep 2007  Animals 2007.
Exhibition  05 May 2007 - 01 Jul 2007  Schmuck 2007.
Exhibition  28 Apr 2007 - 19 May 2007  Animals at Beatrice Lang Galerie.
Exhibition  01 Apr 2007 - 12 May 2007  New Horizons.
2005:
Exhibition  15 Dec 2005 - 08 Jan 2006  De Rebus Naturae.
2004:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2004 - 30 Jan 2005  Metallic Yellow. Gold for Robert Smit.
2003:
Exhibition  06 Sep 2003 - 16 Oct 2003  Jewellery by Felieke van der Leest.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas Estrada.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  Felieke van der Leest: The Zoo of Life. Jewellery & Objects 1996–2014. Veiteberg, Jorunn; Schrijver, Ward.  Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  I love you, Design Jewellery & Accessories. Designerbooks:  China,  2014
Catalogue:  Skilnad og gjentaking / Différence et répétition. Norway/France,  2014
Catalogue:  Shanghai International Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition. China,  2014
Catalogue:  30 Years in the Making. Lesley Craze Gallery:  UK,  2014
Book:  New Earrings: 500+ designs from around the world. Estrada, Nicolas.  Thames & Hudson:  Untied Kingdom,  2013
Book:  ManoBook No 4. MANO independent curatorial team for contemporary jewellery:  Taiwan,  2013
Catalogue:  Kunsthåndverk 2013. Norske Kunsthåndverkere:  Norway,  2013
Catalogue:  2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition. China,  2013
Catalogue:  Papallona / Mariposa / Butterfly. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Granollers:  Spain,  2013
Book:  Suzanne Golden Presents. Lark Jewelry & Beading:  USA,  2013
Magazine:  Art Aurea. Germany,  2013
Sommer
Catalogue:  A Jewel a day keeps Wrinkles away. Taiwan,  2013
Catalogue:  European Prize for Applied Arts 2012. Belgium,  2012
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, Jaak.  Stichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  Showcase 500 Rings. New Directions in Art Jewelry. Metcalf, Bruce; Le Van, Marthe.  Lark Crafts:  Asheville,  2012
Book:  Humor in Craft. Martin, Brigitte.  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd:  Pennsylvania,  2012
Book:  Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry. Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork (500 Series). Hemachandra, Ray.  Lark Books:  Asheville,  2012
Catalogue:  Abushan, Seed to Silver. World Crafts Council:  2011
Catalogue:  Kunsthåndverk - 2010 - Et utvalg. Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design:  Norway,  2011
Book:  21st Century Jewelry, the best of the 500 Series. Lark Books:  USA,  2011
Catalogue:  Open Mind. Sungkok Art Museum:  South Korea,  2011
Catalogue:  Premio per il Gioiello Contemporaneo Fondazione Cominelli. II edizione:  Italy,  2011
Book:  Contemporary Jewelry Art, innovative materials, Design-Ma-Ma. Cypi Press:  China,  2011
Book:  Gray Area Gris: contemporay jewellery and cultural diversity. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Otro Diseño Foundation, Prins Claus Fonds:  Amsterdam,  2011
Catalogue:  Kunsthåndverk 2010. Norske Kunsthåndverkere:  Norway,  2010
Catalogue:  Schmuck 2010. Germany,  2010
Book:  500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Lark Books:  USA,  2009
Catalogue:  Utstillingen09. Norske Kunsthåndverkere:  Norway,  2009
Book:  Dutch Masters. Folchini Grassetto, Graziella.  Studio Gr.20:  Padova,  2008
Catalogue:  European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery 2008. Belgium,  2008
Book:  500 Pendants & Lockets. Lark Books:  USA,  2008
Book:  Adorn, New Jewellery. Amanda Mansell.  UK,  2008
Catalogue:  Arte. Mensile di Arte, Cultura. Informazione:  Italy,  2008
Catalogue:  Textile Forum. 2008
1/2008
Magazine:  Design Addict Nr 1. Japan,  2008
Catalogue:  Thread of Silk. UK,  2008
Magazine:  GZ art + design. Germany,  2008
Nr. 4
Catalogue:  DESIGN creative/design/branding. Taiwan,  2008
Catalogue:  Schmuck 2007. Germany,  2007
Catalogue:  Contemparary Jewelry. Japan,  2007
Book:  500 Earrings. USA,  2007
Book:  Felieke van der Leest, Sieradenfabels-Jewellery Fables. Schrijver, Ward; Worsdale, Godfrey.  MIMA Museums & Galleries, Middlesbrough Council, GB:  Amsterdam, Netherlands,  2006
Book:  Challenging the Châtelaine!. Designmuseo:  Finland,  2006
Catalogue:  Dutch Design Awards 2006. The Netherlands,  2006
Book:  500 Necklaces. Lark Books:  USA,  2006
Book:  New Directions in Jewellery II. Black Dog Publishing:  England,  2006
Book:  Sieradenfabels - Jewellery Fables. MIMA Museums & Galleries:  UK,  2006
Catalogue:  Maker, Wearer, Viewer. Scotland,  2005
Book:  500 Brooches. Lark Books:  UK,  2005
Magazine:  Metalsmith “Exhibition in Print 2005”. USA,  2005
volume 25 number 4
Book:  1000 Rings. Lark Books:  USA,  2004
Magazine:  Fiberarts. USA,  2004
March / April
Magazine:  Jucca. Japan,  2004
Spring / Summer
Book:  Inner luxury. International contemporary jewellery. Gaspar, Mònica.  Fundació “La Caixa”:  Barcelona,  2003
Book:  Felieke van der Leest: Beesten Feest. van der Leest, Felieke.  Galerie Louise Smit:  Amsterdam,  2003
Catalogue:  Dutch Design van de 20ste eeuw. Toon Lauwen:  The Netherlands,  2003
Book:  Lepels | Spoons. Derrez, Paul.  Galerie Ra:  Amsterdam,  2002
Catalogue:  Schmuck 2002. Germany,  2002
Catalogue:  Dutch Diversity. The Netherlands,  2002
Catalogue:  Lepels Spoons. Galerie Ra:  2002
Book:  Mikromegas, eine austellung von Otto Künzli. Galerie für Angewandte Kunst München:  Munich,  2001
CD-ROM:  Parures d’ailleurs, parures d’ici, incidences, coincïdences. Switzerland,  2001
Catalogue:  2001 Mikromegas, eine austellung von Otto Künzli. Galerie für Angewandte Kunst:  Germany,  2001
Catalogue:  Onedel/Non Precious. The Netherlands,  2001
Magazine:  Slipstich, new concepts of knitting. The Netherlands,  2000
Magazine:  Maritimiteiten. The Netherlands,  2000
CD - Rom:  Virtual Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery. The Netherlands,  2000
Catalogue:  Schmuck ’99. Germany,  1999
Catalogue:  Mind Seductions. Estonia,  1999
Book:  Jewellery Moves: Ornament for the 21st Century. Game, Amanda; Goring, Elisabeth.  NMS publishing Limited, Nationals Museums of Scotland:  Scotland, 
Magazine:  Metalsmith Magazine. Suzanne Ramljak.  Society Of North American Goldsmiths:  Bethel, 
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