30.1.13

The making of... a flower ring

Hello everyone! We are hard at work getting all the spring collection orders ready for our stockists and I thought I'd give you a little 'behind the scenes' look at what we're doing.

Here are some of the steps involved in making a ring from the new Promenade collection.

First all the brass elements are pickled to prepare them. Then the brass rose and each of the claw settings must be individually soldered onto the ring.




Once all the elements are soldered together, the ring must be pickled again to clean up the parts that were blackened by the flame.



And here's a few of them together, ready to be sent out to our platers in Paris to be prettied up!


The platers add an extra layer of brass to even them out and they are then antiqued and varnished for protection and to prevent tarnishing. And a couple of weeks later.... tah dah! The finished ring, to which we've added the Swarovski crystal cabochons.



25.1.13

Bijorhca trade show

With the new year come new resolutions...and keeping this blog up to date is one of them! (I have many many new resolutions this year, hope they fare better than last year's...)

My first little adventure for aliquo this year was the Bijorhca professional tradeshow in Paris where I was presenting the spring/summer 2013 collection last week. Although I'm well used to it by now (that was my 7th session already, how time flies!), exhibiting at the show is always both very exciting and very stressful, especially this year as I had lots of new designs to show and I wasn't sure how people were going to react. Thankfully it was a success (despite the crazy snow we had over there!) and I am really chuffed that my pieces will be going all the way over to Japan this season, yay!

I can't wait to share all the new designs with you here!

Here's some pictures of my stand at the show: