Colour · Gemstones · Life in France · Lunes Atelier · Well Being · women

Pick a number

Way back in 2003 I started working with gemstones. Initially I was drawn to the colour of the stones and produced a range of jewellery based on this as opposed to anything else. Fast forward fourteen years and the majority of my gemstone designs are driven by other motives.

So if you had to choose a particular gemstone which would you go for and why? And can you name the stones….?

Gemstones · Life in France · Lunes Atelier · Silver · Well Being · women

So you think you are a genius? Or are you just afraid of the dark?

The last few days have once again been spent increasing my knowledge on gemstones, chakras and essential oils. Yesterday I decided to produce a spreadsheet of the key gemstones I am working with and how together they can produce not only visually stunning pieces of jewellery but also an astonishing amount of support and comfort for those in need. I came to the conclusion that we are all in need – some more than others!

Manon Lily had heard me mention the idea of designing a simple wrap bracelet for children / young people. Of course she wanted one! Many years ago a friend in the village was very anxious about starting collège. She lacked confidence, feared the unknown and in general felt unsure about how she was going to cope with “all that learning”. I suggested she meet Fluorite, a friend of mine.

fluorite rose quartz 20-09-2017 12-19-48

Fluorite is known as the “Genius Stone”. Without going over technical I felt that this was the perfect gemstone to assist anyone on the path of learning. Here are a few key terms:

  • boosts aptitude
  • brings about calm
  • promoting orderly, sequential thoughts
  • encourages concise communication
  • inspires gentle honesty
  • helps alleviate emotional turmoil and pressure from others

A true genius to say the least!

Whilst I wanted to obviously make a bracelet for Manon Lily I felt that she needed a little extra something and added rose quartz to the recipe. Known as the stone of “unconditional love” it is also a great comfort for those afraid of the dark, and has wonderful calming and reassuring properties. I think the end result speaks for itself.

fluorite & rose quartz solo 20-09-2017 12-25-04

Obviously Manon Lily is delighted with her new bracelet. As for the friend who was introduced to Fluorite many years ago, she has gone on to have a successful career working with children!

Fancy having a bracelet designed for your needs? Please do contact me.


Life in France · Tarot · Well Being

Not enough hours in a day, week…. month

This morning sitting watching the sun rise over the Corbieres and hearing the tractors rumbling past on their way to harvest grapes, I suddenly realised I hadn’t looked at my blog for a while…. looking at the stats I don’t think anyone else has either but that’s another story!

I tried cutting corners earlier this year. I tried linking Instagram, Facebook  Twitter together so that all I had to do was post in one area and let a sharing app do the rest…. it didn’t really work!

So, where do I go from here? Well I am going to try and resurrect Bijoux & Bijoux, assuming I can find my audience again….. if you are out there and reading this it would be great to know….

Over the summer, Andy & I decided to focus on selling our designs in Sérignan. We closed the studio for 2 months and set up shop on 3 campsites.


It worked, it was fun, physical at times but great to meet new clients and dear friends along the way. This gave me time for reflection.

I have been at an artistic crossroads for a while.  Despite the fact that my polymer art is successful and sells well I no longer take pleasure in working in this medium. Throwing myself into working with recycled ties and launching the Crav’arte range has been a real tonic for me and I have plans to take this line further. However, I still felt there was something missing. Then I realised I needed to do a bit of a U turn and go back to something I worked on 12 years ago.

So here I am, in September launching a new jewellery range dedicated to gemstones but more specifically well being. My focus and take on this range will be completely different to 12 years ago. It will not consist of necklaces on display,  bracelets to try on and earrings to select. I have decided to make this range personal, intimate and just like each one of us individual. Based on a consultation, together, a range of stones will be selected to accompany the person on their current life path. The consultation can either be face to face or even via the Internet.  Some clients have chosen to have their cards read in order to ascertain a focus. I’m going to save that for another post!

I hope that my next post will follow quite quickly and won’t be as wordy as this one! In the meantime here is one of the first bespoke bracelets made to help a client on her current path. It features amethyst, quartz, citrine and carnelian. The beads were selected based on a tarot / oracle reading. Want to know more? Let me know!ACCQ 15-09-2017 15-17-47.jpg


Well Being

News from Domaine de la Source

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Luc Sur Orbieu, Aude · Lunes Atelier · Well Being

Jasper – what a gem!

I love Jasper it comes in so many different shades ranging from the warmth and earthy feel of red jasper right through to the mustards and pale yellows of Mookite (Australian Jasper).

Jasper is said to be both a healing stone and an invigorating one. It brings stillness to a troubled mind. It is a grounding stone and is used in the base chakra of our sexual energies. Jasper is also the birthstone for Aries.

I have just been reviewing my Jasper creations past & present and thougth I would share them with you.

Mookite / Australian Jasper

Various Jasper

Picture Jasper Silver leaf Jasper