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Swarm: New Finds From Leslie Oschmann

December 22, 2010

I woke up this morning thinking about Leslie Oschmann of Swarm, no clue why really, and so I thought I’d check out her website to see what she has been up to since I visited her atelier over the summer (read about that here). Well first things first, Leslie is blogging! I’m thrilled because now I can keep up with her work as she goes.

Swarm: New Finds From Leslie Oschmann

Above are some of her latest creations… “Myriad” necklaces! When we were chatting in person, Leslie was talking about some of her ideas for jewelry making so it’s exciting for me to see the results above. I love how she used wooden discs and applied mini paintings to them on both sides so that you can flip them over to change the look of the necklace. Beautiful work, Leslie!

Swarm: New Finds From Leslie Oschmann

Her new “Altered Ego” chairs are clever as well. Something once old and considered boring even is suddenly desirable again and has a quirky twist, I like that. It’s inspiring to see Leslie working on new projects and I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings for her.

(images: leslie oschmann)


  • Reply laura trevey December 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    LOVE the mini paintings on the necklaces! Very cool ~~

  • Reply Ana December 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    These are lovely!
    Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great time with your loved ones!

  • Reply hearttypat December 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I love quirky furnitures! If only there’s a cheaper way for me to get all these goodies to Singapore!

  • Reply Lisa December 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    What a nifty idea to put the paintings on BOTH sides of the necklace! Just awesome :)

  • Reply Dee December 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my, I can’t take my eyes off those necklaces; they truly are a work of art. How amazing would one of those look look against a simple white tee?

  • Reply Anna December 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    her work is amazing. she has great ideas.

  • Reply Stacey December 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Those necklaces! They’re wonderful! Does she have an online shop? I didn’t notice one on her blog or website.

  • Reply Tracy Kunzler December 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I really CHAIRish these images and all the wonderful things you share here! Those necklaces are so organically beautiful and have inspired me with ideas! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and terrific new year!

  • Reply Andreia December 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I love those chairs!

  • Reply Danielle December 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing…can’t wait to pop over to see what she creates b/c the upcyled chairs are pure genius!

  • Reply Pomme December 23, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I am now enamored with her work, especially with the idea behind them, taking old, maybe forgotten, pieces and making them new and functional again. Those bags are genius, I think! It is always a jolt of inspiration visiting your blog, Holly. Thank you, and have a nice Christmas.

  • Reply Penny Patten December 23, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Very creative, I love unique chairs.

  • Reply Marcela December 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Lovely chairs !!!

  • Reply Jen January 3, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Oh my goodness! The concept of a hook on a chair for ladies to hang their purse on is incredible! Never mind that her work is resourceful AND gorgeous- GENIUS! Thank you Holly for sharing!

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