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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…

ELEGANTE CONNECTIONS IN NIMES

It’s been almost two years since Sylvie and I developed this system of connections. The connectors are the element that has evolved the most on this project. What was initially a “link” has become for us an important visual element. The connectors that I propose for the necklace during the workshop are simpler but once the system and the construction are understood, the possibilities to personalize your work is infinite.   The next “Elegant Connections” workshop will take place on 29 and 30 September in Nîmes (FRANCE). It is organized by l’atelier des Cévennes en Read more…

pebbles necklaces

I love the reversible jewels : my first reversible jewel   was a  bracelet. It was in 2007 : http://ptitscailloux.canalblog.com/archives/2007/11/22/6927706.html The pebbles also come back often in my creations. These necklaces are reversible and really comfortable to wear. They are adjustable in length and can be adapted to all morphologies.

Evolution

It’s been a few weeks since I finished this necklace but I did not take the time to take pictures. (In fact I always push back because I’m never satisfied, so it takes me hours!) This is an evolution of the collaborative project with Sylvie Peraud: Elegant connections that we teach this year in different places and especially in 15 days in FRANCE ( Normandie). (see : Next Workshops)

Articulated bracelet tutorial

The English version of the articulated bracelet tutorial is now available on my website. It‘s a very complete class that includes many videos, photos as well as written and oral explanations. The video lasts approximately 40 minutes and the accompanying PDF includes 70 pages. I explain, step by step, the making of an articulated bracelet but I also give a lot of information on Brushos and several ways to use them on polymer clay. The class ends with a part I called “don’t panic” and gives tips to overcome some of the difficulties you may encounter. This Read more…

message rings

I have always been fascinated by poison rings. Obviously, I’m not interest by the poison idea but by the hidden place. Lately,I needed benevolence and positive thoughts to fight pettiness and gloom. So I use my rings to hide positive messages. You choose a positive message that will guide your day and you wear it well hidden in the heart of your ring. To discover the one I chose to wear today, just watch the video.