new: necklaces by swarm…
Posted in amsterdam: made by hand, handmade November 18th, 2010 by pia

Leslie has just uploaded her latest creations onto her website.  I have been ‘in the know’ about these new pieces for some time and as you can imagine, I’ve been dying to show you. So here they are for you, in the (blog)house, making their debut into the big wide web world. First up are these stunning myriad necklaces which I am completely in love with, you can see why…

Each necklace tells its own story through the unique combination of time worn oil paintings exhibited on thick timber discs. Linked by natural cord, each disc can be turned to display a different part of a painting, allowing the wearer to create a multitude of variations that reflect their outfit du jour and current state of mind. Click here for more info and more images.

And then, as if they weren’t already enough to satisfy our Swarm cravings, there are these gorgeous motif necklaces

They are made from vintage brass stencils –  each stencil design has been made by hand and in this particular series, each design displays an exquisite leaf motif. There are only eight available in this series (actually seven, because one, um, is already sold to… me).

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  1. christine{bijouandboheme} says

    Stunning! I am completely smitten with the myriad necklace- off to see more and thanks for the introduction!

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  2. Melissa de la Fuente says

    SO incredibly gorgeous…have to find out prices…off to do just that!

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  3. French Boy says


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  4. Miranda says

    Oh my, these motifs necklaces are incredible. Wauw!!!!

    November 18th, 2010 | #

  5. Prudence @ Flotsam Friends says

    Absolutely stunning! Pruxxx P.S. Do you know this book I’ve featured? I’m sure you do but just in case?! Pruxxx

    November 18th, 2010 | #

  6. MissHeliotrope says

    How many old oil paintings are left in your part of the world?

    November 19th, 2010 | #

  7. Yvette says

    Which one did you choose?

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  8. Beth says

    I love it all- especially the necklaces. They’re gorgeous, and they remind me of a friend of mine who takes old sepia-toned photographs and makes tiny hair barrettes from them. It’s such a personal piece of daily art.

    November 19th, 2010 | #

  9. Beth says

    I meant the myriad necklaces, by the way!

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  10. Becka says

    These are so lovely. I love the leaf necklaces!

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  11. Zoe says

    *sigh* why do you do these things to me?! What I wouldn’t give to see that very top one in all it’s real-life blooming glory – it’s like tiny windows into my garden at home, which I am missing now the weather has turned. Hope you are doing well and coping with your deadlines, things here are as crazy as usual – you know me, can’t ever do things the easy way if there’s a more difficult one! Will catch up soon 🙂

    November 19th, 2010 | #

  12. Claire Garland says

    Absolutely beautiful!

    November 19th, 2010 | #

  13. Julie-Inspired says

    Just lovely…the natural look of the leaf necklaces is beautiful. Some people just know how to put things perfectly together, she is one of them!
    Julie xo

    November 19th, 2010 | #

  14. Dee Purdy says

    Hi Pia,

    I was blog surfing the other day and stumbled across yours. What a beautiful place to stumble into. It has all the things that I’m passionate about…..beautiful pics, artisan finds, travel and lovely words. The Made By Hand books are now also high up on my Christmas gift list.


    November 20th, 2010 | #

  15. Amanda says

    Oh goodness, these are so beautiful.
    Love the leaf motifs!
    You are like having a personal shopper, Miss Pia.

    November 20th, 2010 | #

  16. Mandy says

    Lovely !!!

    November 21st, 2010 | #

  17. flowing moments says

    these creations are really beautiful, i am going to find out more about them 🙂

    November 22nd, 2010 | #

  18. sophie munns says

    those motif necklaces are sublime!

    November 28th, 2010 | #

  19. May Kay says

    Hi! the links you provided for the necklaces don’t work…:-(

    November 11th, 2012 | #

  20. pia says

    Hi May Kay, fixed one (myriad necklaces) but can’t find the link to the motif mecklaces anymore. Thanks for your comment.

    November 12th, 2012 | #

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