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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  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.
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