Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Delicate Balance

Happy end of summer, mes amis! I assume that by now everyone's children are back in school and the days are getting a wee bit shorter. We're enjoying an Indian summer in the bay area with our usual warmer temps (this always happens in September / October), and it should be gorgeous for the flea market this Sunday!

In the meantime, I've been playing with some new ideas in the studio this week... namely working with very dainty vintage chains to achieve a whisper of elegance. It's a delicate balance, but sometimes less really is more.

All of these items are now available in my Etsy shoppe. Please stay tuned for next time when I'll show you what I got at the flea market! Have a beautiful weekend! x o

Thursday, August 23, 2012

To the Manor Born

Few of us were born with a silver spoon, so to speak, but now that we're all grown up, why shouldn't we indulge in a little sterling jewelry now and then?

This necklace will remind you to mind your 'table manors' (pun intended!) with a genuine flatware handle hanging below an Art Deco paste dress clip and shell cameo.

And I imagine the young woman in my 'bird watcher' bracelet to be a wealthy maiden, who patiently waits in the family garden until the day she will marry.

The sterling panels with etched birds are from England and are really gorgeous!

Now if I could just relax on a country estate this weekend, everything would be perfect! Have a lovely one! :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Isn't it Romantic?

My mantra in creating jewelry for The French Circus is 'romantic, whimsical and French inspired'. This week I seemed to focus a bit heavily on the romantic, with images of cupids, flowers, cameos, hearts, baskets, butterflies and sweet faces.

I am also proud to announce that my jewelry will now be carried at Lewis and Co. in San Carlos, California! If you live in the area, I encourage you to stop by to see not only my jewelry in person, but pieces by some of the other fab designers this salon carries!

Have a romantic week! <3