First of all, I would like to appologise in advance for my rough english !
I began working with wood by sculpturing small parts with a knife. I very fast started to create jewels, what pleased me a lot!
Since 2015, I offered myself (or rather was offered!!) a Dremel. Since then, I have been able to enrich my production and it is now my faithful working tool! (And yes, I know, knife sculpture is definitively most glamorous, but it takes a terribly long time !
The most important for me is to propose creations made from ethical and sustainable materials. I indeed think that it is vital to know the origin of the products which we used, to limit our ecological impact. And it works for everything, even jewels!
That is why I attempt to detail materials used for every jewels as well as their origin.
Concerning used wood, it is mainly about wood from Ardèche (in France) stemming from prunings cuts. I fast banished exotic wood, of course very beautiful, but too often stemming from illegal, excessive and destructive cuttings for our beautiful ecosystem!
The only ones exotic varieties which I propose (rosewood, ebony and locust tree) are fairtrade and sold by an association of insertion by the work in Burkina Faso. This association gets back wood naturally dead. For all the details, it is here: www.bois-equitable.fr/welcome.…
Concerning the metallic pieces, I use primers without nickel, made in Europe or in USA.
For the rest, it is about recycled materials: scraps of fabrics and leather, or pearls I have for decades! …
The wood is a material that I like quite particularly. Every varieties have its smell and its own veining which confers it a unique beauty.
That's why the wood remains the main thread in my work. However I deeply love the association of materials! And there, everything goes: fabrics, laces, leather, pearls, glass, seeds, metal...
As for my inspirations, they are very diverse, leading to various collections:
~ "Wakanda" collection
Of Amerindian inspiration, we find there feathers, arrows, dreamcatchers and multiple leather and vegetable materials charms! We reach the spirit world there, with jewels carriers of an hidden strength: Wakanda meaning "magical power within" in dakota language. These jewels will be simple fineries or real gris-gris for the most mystic of you!
~ "Euclide" collection
Sober collection, based on simple geometrical shapes but nevertheless worked. No rustles nor fuss at Euclide! These creations shall please the lovers of simplicity and not overloaded jewels.
~ "Floriae" collection
Small wink of eye to Mother Nature, strength of inspiration without limit! Floral and vegetal, spring or autumnal creations, for lovers of nature and delicacy!
~ "Etnic" collection
It is well known, the timeless "ethnic style" gives rise to a profusion of creations. Here, it is a raw ethnic style! Touches of pyrography adorn simple forms, carriers of a tribal and instinctive esthetics.
~ "Boho" collection
Charms of all kind, fabrics and decorative laces, the boho collection is intended for poets, dreamlike and nomadic storytellers with its creations "overloaded with lightness"!
~ "Origin" collection
Collection tribute in my material idol, wood, left natural. Few ornements in this collection where raw material will delight the purists avid to let speak the wood without fineries.
~ " Free Expression " collection
It is the corner dedicated to unclassifiables, to eclectics, to unbridled creations finally! To make it short, a small place of freedom to remain original and to keep honoring creativity.
I am also opened to customized creations: do not hesitate to tell me your wishes !
If you want to by one of my creation, it's here: www.etsy.com/fr/shop/LesBoiset…
You can also follow the evolution of my work on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/boisettes
And on Pinterest there: fr.pinterest.com/lesboisettes/
Now it’s your time to explore and to roam within my creations! Be free to let me know your impressions !