Art, Culture & Ent. · Ateliers - Workshops · Corbières Créatives · Languedoc Roussillon · Life in France · Luc Sur Orbieu, Aude · Lunes Atelier · Pays Cathare · Polymer Clay · Polymer Products · Stages - Workshops · workshops

The beauty of polymer clay

Occitania Blanc sur noir 5, originally uploaded by Lunes Bijoux.

Sometimes when slicing into clay you get a real surprise at the effects and this was one of them. The centre “bead” is now known as my “queue lucquoise”.
Thanks goes to Julie Picarello who demonstrated the initial technique at Clay Corbières Créatives I in March 2010.
At last I feel like I have given it my own twist!

Art, Culture & Ent. · Life in France · Luc Sur Orbieu, Aude · Lunes Atelier · Pays Cathare · Polymer Clay

Occitania Renaissance – Passion Flower Series

Occitania Passion Flower 5, originally uploaded by Lunes Bijoux.

Welcome to a new range of designs incorporating watch parts from the late Neville Fletcher of Doncaster, UK. Neville’s daughter has decided to bestow his entire watch part collection on me – I am truly honoured and hope that I can honestly do these wonderful little works of art some justice.

Art, Culture & Ent. · Artists · Ateliers - Workshops · Corbières Créatives · Life in France · Luc Sur Orbieu, Aude · Lunes Atelier · Pays Cathare · Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay – Occitania Prune at Lunes Bijoux

I have been working with a new range of colours. I love mixing my own palette from a range of base Premo colours. This time around my starter colours were Alizarin Crimson, ecru, gold, pearl, green and some copper metal leaf.
The inclusion of my first watch part comes from Neville Fletcher.
Look out for a new series of designs “Renaissance Occitania”

Anyone interested in learning the techniques of Mokume Gane can visit Corbières Créatives and book a workshop.

Life in France

Occitania is a success at Fontfroide

This weekend I took part in La Fête des Plantes et l’Artisanat d’Art at Fontfroide. I had a great weekend meeting up not only with some talented artists like Céline Cassiède from Terre à l’horizon but also making some great new contacts and positive sales.

My new Occitania range was a huge success. This range is based upon the Mokume Gane technique in polymer clay coupled with some secret textures. Pendants & earrings are then mounted on sterling silver or gold filled wire. The prices are slightly higher than my Lily range but that didn’t put off buyers.

My stand was also a plus point for me – I opted to set-up in the form of a U rather than just a straight table. This meant that clients entered into the boutique-stand rather than just walking past a table front. A definite point to remember for any future exhibitions where space allows for it.

Languedoc Roussillon · Luc Sur Orbieu, Aude · Lunes Atelier · Polymer Clay

Introducing the Saffron Range

For once some Bijoux amongst the Banter!

Following on from my previous posting here are the finished designs. I have already sold “Saffron Ray” pictured in the right hand column of “Hot off the bench”.

The cuff and ring make a stunning combination but are also for sale separately.

The “Saffron Twist” is equally delicious, delicate & light.

Now I am in the process of trying to get my head around the Luc Sur Orbieu, blason and work out how to make a wine stopper with this emblem and the croix d’oc on!

Thank you for your continued support and comments.