Felieke van der Leest combines textiles, beads, plastic, household items, gems, silver and 14k gold in her designs. “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.”
Be sure to jump over to Google Images for more of Felieke’s delightful combinations. Love the name of the featured piece…Beaver Family from Pencil Creek.