Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lady of Leisure

Bonjour, mes amis! Today I wanted to announce the exciting news I'd mentioned in my last post. The moment has finally come that I have been dreaming about and working hard towards for quite a while... I have quit my job! That's right! After seven years at the cosmetology school, I've decided to take a leap of faith and devote myself entirely to my jewelry business. It's a bit scary, losing my steady income, but I've prepared for the transition and am ready to break out the wire and plyers and get busy! Far from being a 'lady of leisure', as this blog title indicates, I will be working more closely with my wholesale rep, as well as beefing up my Etsy supplies shoppe, The Paris Carousel, in addition to adding items more frequently to The French Circus. I have had so many ideas to grow my business, but simply did not have the time to implement them, so now it's full steam ahead! ;)
In the meantime, I have made several 'ladies' this week for all of you to enjoy. This first necklace is a custom triple-wrap for a very accomplished goldsmith! I was so honoured that she requested a piece from me.
I've called it 'greek goddess', a tribute to her heritage and design philosophy.
This next necklace features a Victorian filigree cameo and vintage mother of pearl cross, hung from a double-layer of mop rosary and rhinestones, accented with garnets.
And finally, another cameo necklace, this one a whimsical bib style with a vintage filigree fan and pewter hand pendant on one side.
I always appreciate your stopping by and look forward to even more exciting things to share as the weeks and months unfold. Have a leisurely weekend! :)


  1. Congratulations Robyn!! How exciting for you. I wish you much success and happiness in your new venture, what a DREAM!


  2. Congratulations !! I am wishing you much success.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Deepest thanks for your encouragement and support, ladies! I'll try not to let you down! ;) Robyn

  4. Wishing you all the best Robyn! With your talent and flair for all things vintage and feminine, I know you will successfully transition from part time jewelry designer to a full time one.
    As always, I remain one of your loyal fans!

  5. Congratulations Robyn!! That's the BEST news!!! I wish you tons and tons of success!! Your jewelry is gorgeous and I'm sure you'll be very happy with your decision!


  6. Congratulations on your "leap of faith" Robyn! I'm certain you'll go far with your jewelry business since you have a true gift for it and its your passion. What an exciting time for you! Here's to your success :)