Thursday, May 30, 2013

a little mention on Sham Halo

Just saw a nice little mention on the French Sham Halo blog, to discover new designers,
Thank you

featuring my amethyst and citrine stacking rings

Collection Galaxie sur A Little Market :
collection galaxie
Alma-Black - Cosmic Deer, affiche
Cherry red cheeks - Collier Starry Night
Cocoflowers-Supplies - Bouton tissu galaxie
La petite Lily - Plastron Géométric Galaxy
Kosmic - Badge Galaxie
Cherry red cheeks - Bague triangle bleu & paillettes
Ino ans Oni - Sac Galaxie
L'univer de Zoé - Collier perles bleu galaxie
J'espère que grace à cette collection Galaxie vous aurez découvert de nouveaux créateurs.
Bonne journée et à bientôt.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Heart ring in progress

A client contacted me as she desires a little heart ring with a diamond for her upcoming wedding. She wishes for a little something simple, elegant and stylish ..

I first toyed up with a few heart ideas

Little heart for a Ring of Love
playing with shapes, and sizes.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

graphic. cute.

Lovely eye candy, Graphic Cute featuring my Rose Quartz Bracelet, Rosy Fun
graphic. cute.

Handcrafted jewelry by Catherine Marche, sterling silver, rose quartz and citrine gemstones

Firetrap cotton shirt
$29 -

J Brand skinny leg jeans
$380 -

TOMS flat shoes

TOMS glitter shoes
$64 -

$59 -

Amrita singh

Tech accessory

Bling my thing

Tech accessory

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Recycling Gold

A few images of the process of recycling gold.
Old gold Jewellery is put in a crucible, after removing the gemstones.

Heat is applied with a torch until the gold melts

The liquid gold is poured in a small mould and becomes an ingot, ready to make new recycled gold jewellery.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Precious gemstones of May

Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.

May birthstones are emerald, agate and chrysoprase.
Sapphire and Emerald ring

Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It brings loyalty and brings domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Keeps partnerships in balance and can signal unfaithfulness if it changes colour. Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. It ensures physical, emotional and mental equilibrium, bringing harmony to all areas of ones life. Focusing intention and raising consciousness, it brings in positive actions, eliminating negativity and enhancing the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

Emerald enhances psychic abilities, opens clairvoyance, and stimulates the use of greater mental capacity. It helps bring awareness of the unknown to conscious recognition, imparting reason and wisdom. Emerald assists in inciting activity and focus in ones actions. It strengthens memory and imparts clarity of thought. It inspires a deep inner knowing, promoting truth and discernment.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Great new exhibition - Ultra Vanities

This dazzling exhibition celebrates the symbiotic
relationship between fashion and jewellery featuring
over 200 exquisite, bejeweled make-up boxes.

Displayed in a setting reminiscent of a Parisian salon of the
1930s, each stunning piece is a jewel in itself demonstrating the
superlative talents of master goldsmiths and combining artistry,
creativity and ingenious engineering skills on a miniature scale.

The exhibition offers a tantalizing look into the luxury,
decadence and romance of the Age of Glamour.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tendances Bijoux 2013 - Jewelry trends

as seen on Dawanda,
2013 trends for jewellery
nouvelles tendances  bijoux

featuring a few of my pieces :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Le muguet porte bonheur - Lily of the valley for Luck

Bouquet de MuguetChers amis, Dear friends,
On 1st May 1561,  King Charles IX  decided to offer every Lady in the Cour a Lily of the Valley flower, as a lucky charm. It was the day before his coronnation. This tradition is still valid 452 years later in France, as we still offer each one another Lily of the Valley for good luck.
Voilà 452 ans, aujourd'hui, que perdure, en France, la coutume d'offrande du muguet. C'est, en effet, le 1er mai 1561 que le roi Charles IX, à la veille de son couronnement, décida d'offrir à toutes les dames de la Cour un brin de muguet, en guise de porte-bonheur.

Happy "fête du muguet".


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