Sunday, September 27, 2009


Look what I got!!!!

My lovely friend Mariana (Florcita) and I agreed to a swap: she is an fab customer of mine (thank you so much for your support my dear!!) and wanted somme pieces to take to her family in Argentina (check them out on her blog:, and as I had been eyeing her GORGEOUS handfelted scarves ever since I 'met' her, I was totally ecstatic when she agreed a swap!!! And OMG it is even more gorgeous in person, the amount of work is mind boggling, the patterns are so soft and fuzzy and fabulously embellished with tny beads... and to top it off, a FAB gift in the shape of a flower, so bright and so soft!

For more of her pure gorgeousness, visit
Florcita's shop

Friday, September 25, 2009

Merry-Go-Round... What's your next chapter?

Every month 9 artists/crafters blog on the same question, and our question this month is:

What’s your next chapter?...

Well, to be honest, I’ll find out what my next chapter is when I finish writing this post, lol…:)

I think I should start by looking at what I have achieved so far and how far I have gone, what I enjoyed doing and what was successful (and not so successful of course).
So I opened my first shop 2 years ago to see how my little wire-wrapped pieces were going to be received, and 2 years later I have 5 shops on 3 platforms, selling creations and wire-wrapping tutorials (in French!!).

Let’s just say I am bowled over… Never have I had a creative bone elbowing me in the eye telling me this is what I should have been doing all my life, and today I get custom orders on a regular basis… Amazing… hysterical even lol… A big thank you to everyone!!

So my next chapter… Whilst I am quite happy to continue with my current style of creations for a little while longer yet, I do however think it very important to have a goal…Something to enable me to move forward... Otherwise I'll get bored... So where do I want to get to? Well, through trial and error, I have discovered that costume jewellery is my “niche” as many wrappers use precious metals and stones for their art, while I am quite happy to play with plated and base metals, semi-precious stones, crystals etc. as it keeps the cost down and you get a bit of affordable ‘bling’… I would have loved to play in the big playground of ‘fine jewellery’, but I always knew deep down that I am more of a Coco than a Murcia… lol… (no offence).

Do I want to keep creating? YES! Absolutely!
Do I want to expand? YES! But I can’t create more than I am doing at present, so expansion will have to come from selling supplies, stones and more tutorials perhaps… Creating is the key though, that’s the best part. So I’ll explore wire-wrapping to the full and see where it can take me. I’ll learn new techniques, and I hope I’ll create a few too.

To be successful at creating one has to develop one’s own style and it is so difficult with so many jewellery artists and wrapping artists. Your own style has to shine through, so how can I achieve that? By specializing in some way, by restricting myself into a ‘field’ and explore this ‘field’ to the maximum, my cocktail rings for example…

Actually I have very recently made a ring that at the mo I consider to be my BESTEST item to date:

It just LOOKS Haute-Couture to me, and Good God stop screaming – of course I am not comparing!!! This ring has no precious metals or precious gemstones, however it is dripping with natural semi-precious stones, and it FEELS like Haute-Couture… So maybe that’s my next chapter: “Basse-Couture”, the look of Haute-Couture without the price tag… Whaddyafink?

Sorry for the length, but it has been extremely therapeutic!
Please check out the Merry-Go-Rounders answers to this same question, direct links to Ruth, Mariana, Agathe, Charlotte, Sara, Lily, Wendren and Jenny's blogs are listed in the side bar.
Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Douce Brutalité... Sweet and Wild...

OOAK cocktail ring, heavy (33 gr), as sparkly as a shooting star, a ring capable of stealing thunder, rugged and natural, completely mind-blowing... A very special ring for special occasions only!!

Built around an AMAZING strip of amethyst cluster, on a synthetic base, in a coiled, woven and sculpted bezel decorated with freshwater pearls, mother-of-pearl, tourmalines, glass seed beads, aquamarines, black pearls, amethysts, agates, phrenites and crystals.

Metal: Silver-coloured artistic wire entirely coiled with silver plated wire.

4.5 cm long
3 cm wide

Silver-coloured brass adjustable ring.
(Nickel free)

Unique, imposante, aussi scintillante qu'une étoile filante, une bague à faire des jalouses... Une bague pour les soirées spéciales!!!

Construite autour d'un rectangle de crystaux d'améthyste épais et plat, serti de métal argenté enveloppé de fil fin plaqué argent sculpté, décoré de perles d'eau douce, de nacre, de tourmalines, de perles de verre, d'améthystes, d'agates, de phrénites et d'aigues-marines.

Anneau réglable en laiton argenté (garanti sans nickel).

4.5 cm x 3 cm
33 gr.

Livrée avec pochette cadeau en satin noir.
Merci de votre visite :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fuseaux/Lace bobins

Here is a funky project I can show you now the finished articles were received by their new owner Annie (and Sylvie) in France. Annie is a lace collector and a lace artist, and she asked whether it was possible to transform lace bobbins into pendants... I said why not and here they are! Interely made of sterling silver wire 925 and natural stones: freshwater pearls, agates, amethysts, tourmalines.

Voici un projet dément très intéressant que je peux vous montrer maintenant que les articles ont étés reçus par Annie (et Sylvie) leur nouvelle propriétaire. Annie est dentellière et collectionne les dentelles anciennes, et m'a demandé s’il était possible de transformer des fuseaux en pendentifs… J’ai dit oui, pourquoi pas, et les voici !! Entièrement réalisés en fil d’argent 925 et pierres naturelles : perles d’eau douce, agates, améthystes et tourmalines multicolores.
Merci Annie, j'ai adoré ce projet!!

Merci Nadou!!!

Super cadeau de la part de Nadou fait main en pate polymere, merci Nadou, je viens de les recevoir!!!
Super texture, je n'ai jamais vu ou touché de polymere, donc tres intéressant, et les couleurs, wouaaaaaaah!

Merci ma belle!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Petites Bagues / Small Rings

Un défi personnel: 2 petites bagues, juste pour voir...
A personal challenge: 2 small rings, just to see if I could...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

La Mémoire du Temps / The memory of Time...

Une bague un peu vintage et moderne à la fois, où le temps a un peu évolué depuis le début de la vie sur notre planète, et où insectes et plantes règnent en maîtres…

A cocktail ring where vintage colours mix with a modern touch, and where time has evolved since the beginning of life on our planet, with plants and insects being the first lifeforms...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

La Folie d'un Ange / Madness of an Angel

Gorgeous citrine, rose quartz and a huge amethyst, for all of you who like natural stones...
Belle citrine, doux quartz rose, une grosse améthyste... Pour tous ceux et celles qui aiment les pierres naturelles...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Le Travail de Christine

Le travail de Christine avec mon tutoriel 8! Excellent travail, j'adore le rendu final du collier, bravo!!!

Retrouvez Christine sur son blog:

Mes tutoriels de wire-wrapping sont en vente sur ALM et DAWANDA, lien direct sur votre droite :)