Charlotte Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage. Recycled. Textile Assemblage Necklace.




Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.


Length -19 inches – 49 cm.

I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800’s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.

Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.



Vintage cloth
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800’s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream

You won’t see this anywhere else!

Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

See more Atelierinparis jewelry here

French Mixed – Media Inspiration Kits

I just finished lots of different “Inspiration kits”  with a French theme to get your creative juices going… See more kits here Atelierinparis



French Mixed Media Kit, Aged Canvas Board & Easel, Vintage Wallpapers, French Laces,Fringe and more…


An aged canvas board, backed with vintage wallpaper for collage PLUS- French lace wrapped around an aged cardboard tag to embellish with French doily scraps, French fringing, French brocade cloth,floral muslin and a metal chocolate mold. A petite bottle with label, full to the brim with silver sequins,a carboard tube with tulle netting with a petite fabric rose and pieces of vintage wallpaper.


Perfect for paper collage, altered art, mixed media, shabby french craft, journaling or sewing.


Pretty handmade French style pouch (photographed) made from aged cotton canvas, embellished with vintage laces ribbons fabrics and a little white crochet fleur.
+5 sheets vintage cafe docket paper rolled up and tied with string
+5 glitter numbers or letters
+1 yard/meter of vintage lace
+1 vintage hand – dyed crochet medallion
+1 large soft cardboard round tag to embellish
+1 French stamped gift tag
+1 vintage button
+1 glitter pin
+1 aged or white- washed wooden pin/peg to hang your pouch






See more kits here Atelierinparis

Handmade Leather Bowls. Reclaimed Vintage Materials.





My latest creation is a 2 in 1- hand made leather vessel/bowl
Designed to be used either side for a different decorative look


A beautiful OOAK handmade vessel I created from soft leather scrap and reclaimed fabrics from vintage sources such as tableclothes and doilys. All moulded together with  French 1950’s dressmakers ribbons.
I use mine to display my antique & vintage button collections, shells and French coins on shelves and tables.

Buy my leather bowls at Cottontail shop

Mademoiselle Collette. Hand-made Paper Brooch.


A new collection of hand- made paper brooches


Over the years I have collected boxes of archival mount board offcuts from my artwork.The other day I had a bit of a play with them and came up with some French- inspired brooches. Each brooch has been fully made by hand, even the cutting, so there maybe some flaws which I think only add to their charm


On the front of each brooch I have decoupaged some French paper with Mademoiselle’s wearing 1950’s “Mode Française” enclosed with my vintage hand- dyed doily scraps. On the reverse I’ve decoupaged some French word or words with a nickel free brooch pin. Each piece is fully waterproofed with liquid gloss resin on the front and several coats of acrylic sealant on the reverse.

Brooch size approx. 3’x 2.5” – 8 x 6cm.

Brooch pin nickel free.

You can buy my brooches and other French- inspired goodies from my Etsy shop


Each piece of archival board is hand-cut and sanded then sealed with liquid gloss resin and several coats of acrylic sealant on the reverse. Waterproofed, this will protect the piece for normal wear and moisture but still wear and handle with care as you would any hand-made item.

Pin a brooch onto an evening bag. This method looks best when the brooch is pinned onto a clutch or other small evening bag. Pick a brooch that matches a color or detail in your dress, and it will really help tie the bag into the look.

Want your outfit to have little French chic? Simply wrap a scarf around your neck and fasten it in place with a brooch. Very simple but effective. For a slightly more modern take on this look, place the scarf around your waist or hips instead to draw the eye downwards and accentuate your figure.

Another neat idea takes a bit more creativity. Use a brooch as a hairpin. Make a bun or french twist extra glamorous by pinning a brooch in your hair. This usually looks best in the back of your hair, but use your judgment depending on the style. You will need bobby pins for this technique, since brooches are decorative but aren’t great at holding hair in place by themselves.

Do you have a plain belt? Jazz it up with a brooch. You can either pin the brooch directly onto the belt, or for leather or delicate items, use a piece of ribbon to hang the brooch or tie it in place while protecting belt.