New to the shop, brushed sterling silver succulent drop earrings. I have plain silver earrings available as well as a worn back enamel pair in yellow, challenging ideas of what is deemed old or new. Over time the enamel will wear away to reveal the silver beneath.Pre-orders accepted at www.shop.hollyleonardson.net

New to the shop, brushed sterling silver succulent drop earrings. I have plain silver earrings available as well as a worn back enamel pair in yellow, challenging ideas of what is deemed old or new. Over time the enamel will wear away to reveal the silver beneath.Pre-orders accepted at www.shop.hollyleonardson.net

New to the shop, brushed sterling silver succulent drop earrings. 
I have plain silver earrings available as well as a worn back enamel pair in yellow, challenging ideas of what is deemed old or new. Over time the enamel will wear away to reveal the silver beneath.

Pre-orders accepted at www.shop.hollyleonardson.net

Some sterling silver/plastic earrings from the Juicy collection are available for pre-order from my web shop. All pre-order purchases will be dispatched 17 April 2014.

The Juicy collection is inspired by mix and match plant-life and an alternate reality where everything is wildly coloured and probably delicious.

www.shop.hollyleonardson.nethttp://shop.hollyleonardson.net/products/6224470-oversized-paddle-earrings-with-metal-ring-details

Some sterling silver/plastic earrings from the Juicy collection are available for pre-order from my web shop. All pre-order purchases will be dispatched 17 April 2014.

The Juicy collection is inspired by mix and match plant-life and an alternate reality where everything is wildly coloured and probably delicious.

www.shop.hollyleonardson.net

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My work combining plastics and metals (sterling silver and copper) on display in the Tasmanian Creative Arts Summer School showcase exhibition after completing the 1-2 week long Body Adornment unit with contemporary jeweller/artist Marisa Molin, which I enrolled in to brush up on existing (basic) silversmithing skills and to ask a million questions.Photo by Marisa Molinhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyleonardson/12538734864/

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My work combining plastics and metals (sterling silver and copper) on display in the Tasmanian Creative Arts Summer School showcase exhibition after completing the 1-2 week long Body Adornment unit with contemporary jeweller/artist Marisa Molin, which I enrolled in to brush up on existing (basic) silversmithing skills and to ask a million questions.

Photo by Marisa Molin

My custom made jeweller’s workbench arrived 13 days ago and so far I love it to bits! It was built to my supplied measurements within 5 days and was designed to disassemble easily if/when we move back to Queensland in 2 years time. I was excited to find a flexi-drive on ebay for less that half the price of a new one a year ago, here it is all set up after a very long wait. I’m glad I took this quick snapshot of the bench before use - I have already filled the space with my tools/projects and am currently thinking up ways to maximise my working area:> adding a couple of bricks to the bench top with one or two small planks of wood to create a makeshift shelf and to reduce the slight rocking motion due to the carpeted flooring.> some hooks/nails to be added to the outer sides for tools that aren’t used as frequently, as well as holding plastic ziplock bags containing wire, tubing etc. > small hooks or dowel rod could be added to the makeshift shelf or an opshop-bought shelf for keeping pliers in easy reach> glass jar (or block of heavy wood with large holes drilled in) to keep track of my files. > small labelled containers for drill bits, findings and saw bladesI am also on the lookout for a small desk to turn into a soldering station. There is an old metal frame school desk at the opshop for $2 which I could taxi home if it hasn’t already sold (and if my chair can fit under it!).Planning a studio space is good fun and can be tricky to get right when you are working with limited space in your rental house, but with good storage and my favourite inspirational cut-outs and sketches on the wall I think I will really enjoy working in the space for the next few years.

My custom made jeweller’s workbench arrived 13 days ago and so far I love it to bits! It was built to my supplied measurements within 5 days and was designed to disassemble easily if/when we move back to Queensland in 2 years time.

I was excited to find a flexi-drive on ebay for less that half the price of a new one a year ago, here it is all set up after a very long wait. I’m glad I took this quick snapshot of the bench before use - I have already filled the space with my tools/projects and am currently thinking up ways to maximise my working area:

> adding a couple of bricks to the bench top with one or two small planks of wood to create a makeshift shelf and to reduce the slight rocking motion due to the carpeted flooring.

> some hooks/nails to be added to the outer sides for tools that aren’t used as frequently, as well as holding plastic ziplock bags containing wire, tubing etc.

> small hooks or dowel rod could be added to the makeshift shelf or an opshop-bought shelf for keeping pliers in easy reach

> glass jar (or block of heavy wood with large holes drilled in) to keep track of my files.

> small labelled containers for drill bits, findings and saw blades

I am also on the lookout for a small desk to turn into a soldering station. There is an old metal frame school desk at the opshop for $2 which I could taxi home if it hasn’t already sold (and if my chair can fit under it!).

Planning a studio space is good fun and can be tricky to get right when you are working with limited space in your rental house, but with good storage and my favourite inspirational cut-outs and sketches on the wall I think I will really enjoy working in the space for the next few years.


untitled on Flickr.Tasting 2014, collage, sticker, found objecthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyleonardson/11795043133/

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Tasting 2014, collage, sticker, found object

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Seeing 2014, collage, sticker, found objecthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyleonardson/11795084373/

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Seeing 2014, collage, sticker, found object

So far, in 2014:pancakes, coffee, quick bike ride, collaging, cafes / bakeries, tidying, gardening, iced mocha, whiskey cola.http://shop.hollyleonardson.net/products/4497949-pom-pom-pom-necklace

So far, in 2014:

pancakes, coffee, quick bike ride, collaging, cafes / bakeries, tidying, gardening, iced mocha, whiskey cola.

happy new year! let’s make it a fun one, yeah?Sad Flower Face 2013, acrylic yarn, plastic beads, polyester thread, waxed polyester cordFind it here!http://shop.hollyleonardson.net/products/4397620-sad-flower-face-2013-small-experimental-weaving

happy new year! let’s make it a fun one, yeah?

Sad Flower Face 2013, acrylic yarn, plastic beads, polyester thread, waxed polyester cord

Find it here!

Pookie 2013, digital print on 300gsm smooth Archers paper, blurry colour digital photograph, digitally altered found object, 148 x 210mm, signed, hand numbered edition of 10http://shop.hollyleonardson.net/products/4680097-pookie-2013-a5-print

Pookie 2013, digital print on 300gsm smooth Archers paper, blurry colour digital photograph, digitally altered found object, 148 x 210mm, signed, hand numbered edition of 10

Neon Gold 2013, wool yarn, acrylic machine yarn, polyester thread, waxed polyester cord, plastic beadsHolly Leonardsonhttp://shop.hollyleonardson.net/products/4497190-neon-gold-small-experimental-weaving

Neon Gold 2013, wool yarn, acrylic machine yarn, polyester thread, waxed polyester cord, plastic beads

Holly Leonardson