Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Interview of Catherine Marche by the Design Trust

    As featured on The Design Trust

    THE FIVE QUESTION INTERVIEW: Business Club member Catherine Marche 
    .. What is your main area of business?
    I started selling my jewellery a few weeks after starting my 1st class in 2007. After working as a maths teacher and a computer scientist, I turned to my love of art and design and went back to college to learn the ropes of jewellery design and goldsmithing. I am still enthralled by the lure of gemstones, pearls and gold on a daily basis.

    2. What are you working on right now?
    At the moment, I am developing a new collection of 18K and 22 K gold jewellery inspired by ancient artefacts and jewellery from ancient civilisations: Egyptians, Romans…. My new Cleopatra loves Cesar collection presents itself like a treasure which had been buried for centuries and only just resurfaced marred by the marks of age . It features raw gemstones, diamonds and baroque pearls with uneven cuts and rough edges and textured metals. I enjoy wearing one of the pairs of earrings I just made as I am answering your questions.

    I am also a founding member of a jeweller’s Collective calle #JeDeCo, and we are celebrating a brand new shop and 6 years in the @OxoTowerwharf on Thursday 21st June , feel free to pop in to join us, as you will be the first ones to able to see and try my new creations. I will be delighted to have a chat with you. The festivities start at 5 pm until 9pm+
    3. What social media works best for you?
    I like using Instagram and Facebook the most as I like the interactions I have with clients, jewellery lovers and fellow designers on these platforms. I also use Pinterest for all sort of boards from fashion to home and collecting recipes and twitter for quick chats.

    4. What is your biggest business challenge this year?
    This year, I have a brand new logo and boxes. It took me months to finalise and funnily enough, I ended up back to one of my first sketches. My next challenge is to find new venues to sell my new collection as several of my stockists have just stopped trading.
    5. What do you know now, that you wish you had known three years ago?
There is no rush, just enjoy the process and have fun being yourself !
There is no shame in being different, or having a unique vision.


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  • Friday, June 1, 2018

    Gemstone of June: THE PEARL

    Gemstone of  June:  THE PEARL

    The pearl is a symbol of femininity, originating in China, Japan and Tahiti. Coveted for its softness and its pearlescent reflections. The pearl is a mother of pearl formation made by some marine animals whose colors can vary from a bright white to a cream, a light pink or a deep black ...
    Keshi pearls bridal earrings by Catherine Marche ©
    The pearl was the symbol of femininity and marriage in ancient Greece.
    Appreciated for their beauty and rarity, pearls have been venerated for thousands of years in cultures all over the world, from China to India to the Arab world and imperial Rome.

    According to Indian belief, pearls had the power to give speech to mutes, they also give great vitality to those who wear them.
    white baroque pearls necklace by Catherine Marche worn by this bride as a hair band
    The white pearl is the most common but their color can vary: the white pearl has pearlescent reflections, ivory or cream, the pearl of Tahiti black reflections bronze, green, pink.

    The pearl is a gift for the third wedding anniversary, it is also the birthstone of the month of June.

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    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    I love collaborations

    I met Cece, a wonderful sylist a few months ago. I spotted her as I just loved her hair. she has big curly hair and had a streak of white hair, which made he hair come to life. 

    O wonderful surprise, she likes my jewelry and has asked if she could feature a few pieces in an upcoming photoshoot representing African commodities.

    So exciting !
    The fashion photographer is Violeta from VioletaSofia,

    © Violeta Sofia

    This is part of my selection of pieces

    cannot wait to see the results, which jewellery pieces they will be using and how they will be styled.

    watch these spaces  Cece https://www.instagram.com/modebycece/
    VioletSofia https://www.instagram.com/violetasofia/
    and mine 

    Sunday, February 25, 2018

    Pass it Along International Jewellery Challenge - piece no 39

    Piece #39

    Unfortunately this item was stolen in the mail after stage 2 - Carol Ann Michaelson and Catherine Marche had started and changed the piece - these are work in progress shots of what they had created ready for Rebecca Steiner to put them together into a finished jewel!

    Carol-Ann Michaelson - Canada - www.carolannmichaelson.ca

    Catherine Marche. I received a sheet of textured silver. I cut it up in several organic shapes, adding citrine gemstones set in a bezel , and a contrast of another texture.


    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Featured in Jedeco's blog on Valentine

    Very proud to have some of my jewellery featured in this beautiful Blog post of the Jewellery designers collective jedeco website.

    So Nice !

    Let's Celebrate Love on Valentine's Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day this week so it’s a good time to celebrate love and buy something for someone you love, whether that’s another person or yourself!  Over the centuries, so much has been said, written, done, and made in the name of love.  And the work of the designers at JeDeCo is no exception.  All of our jewellery, regardless of design or designer, is handmade with love, care and attention.  So while there is a variety of styles and designs to choose from you can be sure that the common ingredient is a love of jewellery, materials and design.  So this Valentine’s Day enjoy the celebration – it’s for everyone…

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

    Martin Luther King Jr

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

    Lau Tzu

    “You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”

    Jodi Picoult

    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” 

    William Shakespeare

    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”

    Robert Fulgham

    “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”

    Oscar Wilde

    “Where there is love there is life.” 

    Mahatma Ghandi

    Thank you Jedeco :)

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018


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