Friday, May 22, 2015

interview - anime - pourquoi acheter du fait main

as published on ANIME  22 May 2015 by Anny May
http://www.blog.annymay.net/2015/04/pourquoi-acheter-du-fait-main-catherine.html

vendredi 22 mai 2015

Pourquoi acheter du fait main? Catherine, Nancy et Julie vous répondent...

Nous avons demandé aux créateurs dans le cadre du "défi du mois" de nous dire pourquoi elles achèteraient une création fait main. Nous découvrirons les raisons, les lieux et les critères d'achat qu'elles utilisent pour faire leurs achats, ou qui les inciteraient à en faire.
Catherine de la boutique Kalicat
En tant que consommateur, qu'est-ce qui vous ferait acheter du fait main?
Personnellement, j'aime lorsque ce que je porte est unique et que je ne risque as de voir la même chose sue quelqu'un d'autre.
J'aime aussi les meubles de qualité en bois massif, assembles selon les traditions artisanales et qui pourront passer toutes les épreuves de la vie de famille (et les griffes des chats) .

Quel serait le lieu ou vous aimeriez l'acheter?

J'ai une préférence pour les boutiques car ma décision est aussi influencée par la rencontre avec l'artisan et j'aime inspecter les créations sous tous leurs recoins et connaitre leur histoire.
Pour les petits cadeaux et les accessoires, l'internet est ce que j'ai trouve de plus pratique pour faire une recherche et trouver ce dont j'ai besoin. De plus, il est assez facile d'obtenir des photos supplémentaires si besoin.

Avez-vous déjà acheter du fait main?
Oui

Quels sont vos critères d'achat les plus importants?
Beauté du produit, qualité du produit et coup de coeur.



Nancy de la boutique Fleur du Luxe
En tant que consommateur, qu'est-ce qui vous ferait acheter du fait main?
Le fait d'acheter une pièce fait main et souvent unique, me permet de savoir d'où vient les matières premières et aussi de répondre à mon désir d'avoir des pièces uniques que seule moi ou quelques personnes possèdent. De plus, les pièces de qualité se faisant rare dans les commerces courants, il est agréable de savoir que l'on possède un item qui va bien vieillir et que nous pourrons transmettre à nos enfants. Un autre point, et qui a son importance, en tant que société, il est important de conserver nos connaissances artisanales et de les transmettre. Acheter du fait main permet à un artisan de continuer à produire et à son client d'avoir une expérience privilégiée.

Quel serait le lieu ou vous aimeriez l'acheter?
Internet principalement, facilité et accessibilité 24/24, et aussi en atelier, le contact est plus convivial et stimulant

Avez-vous déjà acheter du fait main?
Oui

Quels sont vos critères d'achat les plus importants?
Beauté du produit, qualité du produit et présentation du produit, photos, description, emballage, etc.
Julie de la boutique Nostalgeek
En tant que consommateur, qu'est-ce qui vous ferait acheter du fait main?
Bonjour, en tant qu'acheteuse de fait main, j'aime quand un objet est unique, que l'on ne puisse pas le trouver dans le commerce. Et j'aime les objets qui portent la patte de leurs créateurs.

Quel serait le lieu ou vous aimeriez l'acheter?
Etsy et plutôt sur malgré quelques problèmes de livraisons dus à la poste. J'aime bien aller en boutique pour le contact avec les artisans, mais sur des sites comme Etsy où l'on peut dialoguer avec les vendeurs, je trouve ça sympathique aussi.

Avez-vous déjà acheter du fait main?
Oui

Quels sont vos critères d'achat les plus importants?
Parce que j'en ai besoin!

Friday, May 15, 2015

interview - Making Jewellery magazine

as seen on
http://www.craftsinstitute.com/making-jewellery/features/articles/interviews/catherine-marche-jewellery.aspx


Catherine Marche Jewellery

Thursday, September 5, 2013

We take time out to have a chat with contemporary jeweller Catherine Marche

Catherine Marche Pink Topaz Ring Photo By Simon Armitt
Pink topaz ring photo by Simon Armitt 
1. When did you first start making jewellery?
I have had a keen interest in jewellery for as long as I can remember. I was already making beaded jewellery such as earrings and necklaces as a child for me and my dolls. In my teens, I used to help a woman collecting money for African missions by making jewellery items that she sold for fundraising. I progressed later on to commissioning pieces like earrings, pendants and rings to be made to my specifications, and further decided to study the art of jewellery making by enrolling in Central St Martins to learn valuable bench skills. My most memorable accomplishment was being shortlisted as a finalist for a jewellery award by Holts Academy of Jewellery as well as for the Precious Award.

2. How has your background influenced your jewellery designs?
During my youth I travelled and was exposed to different cultures and fashions. I embraced a career in computer sciences, while studying arts at l'Ecole des Beaux-arts where I honed my drawing skills. After a few years in IT, I gave into my love of sparkly gems and jewels and re-trained as a bespoke jewellery designer, allowing me to work freelance while raising young children. My passion for art and creativity, my French cultural heritage, my travels in several countries, as well as my different professional experiences all had some influence on my jewellery designs, allowing me to mix technology with ancient methods.
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3. Can you describe your jewellery style?
I would say that from my creations emanates a hint of French playfulness.  My jewellery collections are made of precious metals (silver and 18K gold) enhanced by semi-precious stones  like sapphire, aquamarine, white moonstone, and pearls. I like my designs to remain simple and elegant, using soft and organic lines. I imagine jewels for a client who rejoices wearing something with an individual sense of style. My collections include engagement and wedding rings, stacking and cocktail rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets created in limited edition or as bespoke orders.

4. Tell us about how you design your pieces-do you have a particular process? 
I do not have a particular process as such. I might sometimes be influenced by a piece music or a poem, at some other times the gemstone itself will speak to me, or I will be inspired by the personality of the person who is going to wear it (in case of a bespoke commission). I tend to enjoy being able to mix new and antique techniques like photo etching and Keum Bo or granulation, combining and contrasting colours and shapes. I am drawn by the finality of the piece itself: do I want a dramatic piece of a dainty little thing? On which occasion will it be worn? My pieces are quite versatile, allowing the wearer to mix them and wear the same items in different occasions to create a different look. I like combining many delicate stacking rings together to create more of a statement.

5. Is there one piece of jewellery you've made that really stands out for you?
I really like wearing my Coco Gold Necklace, as a choker, as a long necklace, or as a bracelet with several rows. It is always finding a special place with my outfits.
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6. Where do you find inspiration for your different collections?
I find the inspiration from my cultural heritage, from my travels, the street, music, poems, the fashion world, vintage finds and the beauty of couture. I love to fuse original ideas with a strong aesthetic, to create glamorous and elegant jewels.

7. How would you describe your personal style?
My personal cocktail style: a touch of class, a hint of French elegance, a dazzle of simplicity and a zest of exuberance.

8. What advice would you give to somebody just starting their own jewellery line?
I would say to stay true to yourself and who you really are. It is the best way to be able to talk about your creations with passions. Do not hesitate to ask for help whenever needed. Make sure you have excellent photos of your work. Communicate with others, let them know what you have just made and of course, enjoy wearing your own jewellery. Seeing people wearing our own creations represents the best thank you for designers.
Peridot -silver -ring -top
Contact:
http://Shop.CatherineMarche-Designs.com
Contact@CatherineMarche-Designs.com
Photos: Unless otherwise stated Catherine Marche

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

in the press - Off the Hook Magazine - designers to watch

as published  by Maisie Hayden in Off the Hook Magazine

Maisie Hayden: 5 Up-and-Coming Fashion Designers to watch

By OFH, Apr 24 2015 09:03AM

Designer: Natasha Leith-Smith
Designer: Natasha Leith-Smith
Designer: Basharatyan V
Designer: Basharatyan V
 Brand: Beautiful Soul London
Brand: Beautiful Soul London
Designer: Catherine Marché
Designer: Catherine Marché
 Designer: Charli Cohen
Designer: Charli Cohen
5 Up-and-Coming Fashion Designers

1. Natasha Leith-Smith's jewellery line Allumer will light up your life. If you're looking to spice up your style, Allumer provides fashionable bracelets, necklaces and earrings made out of luxury materials suitable for any fashionista.

2. Basharatyan V is another brand rising to prominence via highly sought after looks for every season. Through colorful palettes brand-defining prints, this label appeals to anyone with a flare for personality and originality.

3. Beautiful Soul London is a cool British luxury brand for women that originates from Notting Hill. Using their signature prints, this brand boasts its understanding of style, fashion and sustainability.

4. Catherine Marché offers gorgeous jewellery that gives off a Parisienne sense of style. Utilizing gold, silver, pearls and gemstones, this brand provides simple, cutting-edge designs for any big city loving fashion enthusiast.

5. Charli Cohen graduated as womenswear student destined for fashion greatness. After being nominated for several awards, Cohen's work has landed her backing by the producers of Lycra fibre for the launch of her first independent, British-made clothing line.

Photos: felicities.co.uk

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