Falling Leaves

It's still officially summer, despite the weather today feeling more like October. However, the nights are definitely drawing in now, and there is a backend-ish feeling in the air. I'm not a lover of late summer, and I'm already looking forward russet and golden leaves, misty mornings, and cosy log fires. In anticipation of autumn, … Continue reading Falling Leaves

Latest Designs: Mistletoe

It’s hard to believe that November is nearly over, and that Christmas is not that far off. Apologies to those of you who prefer not to think about it for a few more weeks, but those of us hoping to provide you with gift ideas have to think ahead! With this in mind, I’ve been … Continue reading Latest Designs: Mistletoe

Rounded: Hawthorn Berries

October is finishing on a grey, cold, overcast note. Thank goodness for the odd explosion of colour in the hedgerow. "Rounded" is the theme for this week's WordPress photo challenge. You can see more rounded pictures over on The Daily Post blog.

auvergne landscapes: first autumn walk

I have been out walking since the beginning of September, but today was the first time that it felt properly autumnal. A little too autumnal, actually. I could have done with a slightly less of the mist, and more of the mellow fruitfulness and maturing sun. The wonderful colours made up for the weather though. The … Continue reading auvergne landscapes: first autumn walk

news from the workshop: the moon and more

I've been busy over the past week or so, finishing off some of the designs that I had started, then set aside to work on a commission. The first is this full moon necklace. I really wanted to capture the rough, cratered appearance of the surface of the moon, so I started by adding some … Continue reading news from the workshop: the moon and more

news from the workshop: garnets

I have now finished my first new design using the garnet beads that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I'm really pleased with these beads. They are a lovely deep, rich red, much less pinky in tone than the smaller garnets I have used before. Rather like a glass of fine red wine, in … Continue reading news from the workshop: garnets

christmas is coming…

... and the last dates for posting out items are rapidly approaching. If you're thinking of ordering some jewellery from La Petite Maison Bijoux as a gift, please bear in mind the last despatch dates for Christmas delivery: USA - Friday 12th December EU (including UK) - Saturday 13th December France - Saturday 20th December So … Continue reading christmas is coming…

winter berries

It's been a really good year for seeds and berries, something to do with the wet spring and hot summer apparently. We certainly got a bumper crop of blackberries and elderberries, which we are now enjoying as jam. I'm not sure what this shrub is, but we have a large expanse of it screening our … Continue reading winter berries