Latest Designs: Acorn and Oak

Autumn is upon us, and these new designs are perfect for the season. My Acorn and Oak collection features a necklace and earrings inspired by falling oak leaves and plump, ripe acorns. The hand cut silver oak leaves have a matte, brushed finish, which contrasts with the polished stalks. The freshwater pearl acorns are a … Continue reading Latest Designs: Acorn and Oak

news from the workshop: a splash of colour

I've been experimenting with a new material - anodised coloured aluminium. I came across it quite by accident, looking for plain aluminium sheet, and I was totally captivated by the bold, vibrant colours. They immediately made me think of leaves and flowers, and I ordered sheets in red, green and yellow to give it a … Continue reading news from the workshop: a splash of colour

news from the workshop: copper oak leaf

I've not spent that much time in my workshop for the past week, lured outside by the autumn sunshine and unseasonably high temperatures. I've also been waiting for some new supplies to arrive before I start on a very special one-off order for a customer. I did, however, receive an order for one of my … Continue reading news from the workshop: copper oak leaf

muse

The prompt for this week's photo challenge is "muse", and we are asked, "what subject keeps you coming back?" What I keep returning to, in both my photography and my jewellery designs, are leaves. I'm particularly fascinated with oak leaves at the moment. We have a lot of little saplings growing around the garden, and the … Continue reading muse

from tiny acorns…

I'm having a bit of a love affair with freshwater pearls at the moment. They come in such a delicious range of colours, and the lustre of their surface is really gorgeous. The oval shape makes them particularly useful for my designs - they make excellent berries, nuts and acorns when combined with silver or copper … Continue reading from tiny acorns…

copper pins

I've been spending a lot of time making and not much writing blog posts over the past couple of weeks. I had a really busy November and December, so I've been working on new designs and building up my shop stock whilst it's a little quieter, including these copper hair grips / shawl pins. Actually, the … Continue reading copper pins

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…

oak leaves and acorns

Autumn is well underway here in Haute-Loire, and most of the leaves have now turned to their seasonal golds, oranges, reds and browns. A lot of the acorns on the oaks have turned brown and fallen too, but I found these green survivors still on the tree when we were out cycling yesterday. I wanted … Continue reading oak leaves and acorns

rings on her fingers

I've tended to steer clear of making rings, not because they're particularly challenging in themselves, but because the sizing is a real pain. To start with, there are at least six different standards for ring sizes in different parts of the world, and selling internationally on Etsy, this can be a bit of a headache. And … Continue reading rings on her fingers

oak leaves

I've been working on a series of oak leaf jewellery in copper for the past few days. The reason? We've just enjoyed a spell of unseasonably warm and sunny weather (although it rained all day yesterday), so we've been doing a lot of walking, and there are drifts of fallen leaves everywhere. They are mainly … Continue reading oak leaves