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

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…

a day of two halves

I've had a bit of a mixed day today. This morning, we needed to saw up some logs for our Rayburn, so it was on with the full set of protective clothing, and I set to with the chainsaw. Sorry, but there are no photos of this, as hard hat, goggles, reinforced gloves and protective boots are … Continue reading a day of two halves

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

beech leaf

The trees in the woods around the house are really starting to take on their autumn tints now, particularly these beech trees along the lane. Beech leaves turn such a beautiful colour, shading from a light gold through to really deep, rich ruddy copper tones. Their nuts are very pretty too, not that we see … Continue reading beech leaf