Atelierinparis Wearable Art. Recycled. Assemblage cuffs, necklaces and more.
Bonne Fete Trois
Bonne Fete Deux
Charlotte. Handmade French Assemblage Necklace. Vintage Textile Necklace. Eco-Friendly.
House of Haute Couture
House of Haute Couture 2
The Tiger Lily lot
Paris Chic Necklace. Bastille Tribal . Recycled Necklace. Eco-Friendly in Moch Browns & Vanilla.
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Today I sat by the fire all cosy and finished off 2 more wrist cuffs. They are all sewn by hand and each one takes about 5-6 hours to create .
I usually like to create my cuffs as I go along, stitching and choosing my fabrics, threads and bits and pieces from little clear boxes. I make up little boxes of inspiration by tossing in colours ,textures and interesting little things into little seperate boxes. I then can just cart them around with me in one big box all ready to create. I save plastic vegetable containers for this purpose and use a large cardboard strawberry box, I got from being a picker, many years ago.
Each cuff is (OOAK) one- of- a- kind , created using vintage, contemporary and unusual materials I collect in my travels. I title each cuff and will sometimes, write a little story about their origin, making them even more unique and special.
A huge “Thank you hugs and xxxx” to all my wonderful friends and family who also donate scrap pieces of fabric, lace and buttons for my cuff project.
You can find more info on my wrist cuffs and other things I create over at Atelierinparis
When Marie Antoinette wardrobe of clothes was ripped to shreds, she gathered the scraps of cloth and made poignets (wrist cuffs). She would wear them in memory of her beautiful home and gardens of Versailles.
“THE MUSE” was once the female figure deity, platonic ideal, mistress, lover, wife whom poets and painters called upon for inspiration. The cuff, a gift from the “l’artiste” to his muse.
More coming soon !
More Mademoiselle Collette brooches I have been working on lately
“MADEMOISELLE COLLETTE ”
Hand-made brooches with French Mademoiselle’s wearing 1950’s “Mode Française” I made the brooch from archival boards recycled from my framing pile and French paper .
Brooch approx. 1.5’x 2.5” – 3.4 x 6cm.
Brooch pin nickel free.
You can see them all here and more of my jewellery
INSPIRATION I named this piece after a little cathedral I ventured into on “Rue Genivieve” in Asnieres France also, my French name is Genivieve.This gorgeous assemblage necklace is one of a kind. I created it from an antique broken rosary.
In the middle of the mother of pearl beads, lay a silver cross with Jesus and the word “Italy” stamped on the reverse, next to the cross I have added a vintage filigree piece where 2 crystal beads sit for shine. Finished off with a vintage silver chain for a double fall.
Length -18 inches – 46 cm.
Simple, yet stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.
You won’t see this anywhere else!
This piece has been sold but hop over to Atelierinparis
to check out more handmade goodies.
I love this site How to make your own jewelry
Renaissance Bride Honorine
Two more textile cuff pieces I created from some of my vintage, rust dyed fabrics and other fabric from a bundle of pretty fabric scraps I received from Flaming Nora who makes costumes for stage and screen in the UK and as a by product of this has a HUGE stash of scraps and off cuts she gives away for free.
You can find this cuff and more French inspired creations at my shop Atelierinparis