Monday, 16 November 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Here's another of my hand carved skulls bracelets that can be worn as a necklace too (I give the buyer a free extender chain.) Available to buy from today 26th Sept. 2009 on my website at £119.99 (price includes insured worldwide postage and fabulous gift wrapping.) www.leandraholder.co.uk Inspired by sugar skulls and the Mexican festival of The Day of The Dead - hope you love these as much as I love making them!
Here's another of my bracelets that can be worn as a necklace too (I give the buyer a free extender chain.) The tiny skulls are hand carved and painted with Swarovski jewelled eyes. This is available to buy on my site from today - 26th Sept. 2009 - at £119.99 (the price includes insured worldwide postage and beautiful gift wrapping.)
Monday, 7 September 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
These are what I've been making for the last week - they can be worn as brooches, as there's a strong rollover pin clasp on the back, or can be displayed in a cabinet (as I do with my own.) I sell them for £69.99. The idea came from thinking about how I would love to revisit previous decades, but with the knowledge I have now. What fun I could have! Then I remembered H. G. Wells and his time machine, films I've loved like 12 Monkeys ... and they just grew from that. The faces are between an inch and an inch and a half tall, and like the hands, are handcarved from polyclay which was fired in my kiln. All the keys, insides of watches, cogs and screws are attached with very super strong Araldite. I designed them to look vintage - I wanted the timetravellers and their time machines to look used - as if they have had many adventures together - some of them a little too thrilling perhaps. Hope you like them as I loved making them. If you want to buy one then go to my website - www.leandraholder.co.uk Thanks for looking!
Saturday, 17 January 2009
These are boxes 2 and 3 - they are both called "Hope Street Market" - they were Christmas presents for my daughters. They are a mixture of found and made items. The dolls in these are vintage plastic dolls that have been stripped and redressed with clothes I have made. Everything else was made by myself - the tiny cakes, the skulls, the arms and legs etc. These assemblage boxes are about the recession and how it is even more difficult at the moment for an artist or craftsperson to make a living from their work. But I always live in hope - hence the title.