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TO GO FURTHER

I work with other materials and I discover new technologies. I learn a lot. My creations in polymer clay evolve also thanks to these new experiences. What I like most about my job is organizing trainings and meet you during workshops. So I worked; tested; experienced and I propose a new workshop all in polymer clay. I’m looking to organize it in FRANCE (Rhône) in March or April (but I’ll be happy to travel to teach it in your place. To learn more about this training: TO GO FURTHER

STUDIO SECRETS

I often feel frustrated not being able to express, through the photos of my jewels, the path of their creation. Why this shape, this design, this material … For almost a year my work has evolved and I use, for some of my jewelry, other materials such as wood or acrylic. Welcome to my studio to discover the creation of earrings from drawing to completion. The video is short but it presents the work of several days, weeks and even months.

SHIPPING

Yesterday I spent my day fighting with the shipping settings on my website. It was difficult; I was scared because my website went down for a moment but I finally won: I wanted to offer free shipping for orders of a certain amount. Work is done : Free shipping for an order over 65 euros and delivered in France. Free shipping for an order over 100 euros and delivered in Europe, United States, Canada or Australia. I also adapted the shipping costs according to the shipments: cheap postage for stencils or for personalized stamps; shipping Read more…

ANGLE OF VIEW

You know it: I love creating (and wearing) earrings. When I was working on these earrings, I looked for simple shapes but a design big enough to express myself on polymer clay. Until now I have always created earrings that are seen when looking at the person from front . My latest earrings come to light when looking at the person from profile. So I had a hard time making all these photos: take pictures of my own profile: I can tell you that it is not easy!

ALCOHOL INK COLOR CHART

I often work with inks but as I have a memory like a sieve, I often forget how colors change with baking. I thought it would be a great idea to make a color chart of my inks after baking. I just did not realize that I had stored more than 140 colors over the years. It took me a while. At one point I had doubts about my sanity. You have to be nuts to spend so much time on a color chart…. Nevertheless, I have a tool that will help me a lot. Read more…

DON’T GIVE UP

When I look at this necklace, I’ m really proud. Despite its simple design, it gave me a lot of troubles. I had already made a similar design but not with 2 kinds of wood nor with a polymer clay part to insert into the wood. First I completely reworked the file that allows me to cut and engrave the wood. I had prepared a wood panel using a rosewood veneer on one side and a maple burl veneer on the other. Using my laser cutter, I then engraved each piece of the necklace before Read more…

My favourite Jewel

I really like earrings. Maybe because I could not wear them until I was 32, when I had my ears pierced. I like long earings, colorful and with original shapes. But I really do not like the feeling that my ears are lying on the floor at the end of the day (that’s the impression I get when I’ve worn heavy earrings). My latest earrings are light and yet they are imposing. I realize that wood is actually lighter than polymer clay. I spent a lot of time drawing this shape, modifying it, changing it Read more…

WINK

I could have called this article: “Looking back to move forward”. I like to think about the creative process. Why this shape, this design? Where does my idea come from …. What inspires me, interests me, feeds my work? I found in my old notebooks my sketches and notes taken in 2012 when I started making this necklace that I called virgule (that means comma) and was asymmetrical. In the original version, the backs were nice and textured. In the 2019 version, there is no more back but the possibility of wearing it on both Read more…

PERSONALIZED STAMP

It’s been 10 years since I signed my jewelry with a small acrylic stamp. I used it a lot; he is indestructible. His very small size allowed me to sign discreetly on the edge of my jewelry. I wanted to continue signing my creations this way but with my name and no longer with my pseudonym. As I could not find anyone to make such a small stamp, I looked for a Fablab (a place where you can work on machines that are difficult to own as an individual) to create it myself. At the Read more…

ROLLER COASTER

I spend the last few months thinking and developing a new project. It all started with the desire to change my signature. I wanted to continue signing my jewelry but with my name and no longer with my pseudonym. I looked for how to make a stamp such as the one I had (it was acrylic made). This search took me much further than I thought. I discovered a new tool (laser cutting) that opens new possibilities for me to express myself.. I   tried to laser cut the polymer clay (successfully) before realizing that laser Read more…

NEW PERSPECTIVES

  I love working with polymer clay because of its infinite creative possibilities. After more than 12 years of use and experimentation, I still feel enthusiasm to work this material. Enthusiasm is exactly what I felt when I started this new search. I wanted to work with “emptiness” and with the passage of light through my creations in the manner of moucharabieh. My inspirations are architectural: I think in particular of the Mucem in Marseille, a door of the Casa Mila de Gaudi in Barcelona and the wrought iron art. I have used laser cutting, Read more…

Polymania 2019

I’m very honoured to teach these new   earrings in Bristol next march with 2 very talented artists: Sylvie Peraud and Debbie Crothers. Thank you so much Cara Jane for the opportunity.  More information here : Polymania. I like to create reversible jewellery that can be adapted to the outfits I wear. What is quite simple to achieve for a necklace is more difficult for earrings. So I looked for a simple way to create these reversible earrings. This one-day project is very complete. You will discover and experiment 2 colored and playful surface treatments where inks, Read more…