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 … More 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More christmas is coming…

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 … More 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 … More oak leaves