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Bijoux d'Odalisque is more than jewelry - it's a lifestyle.
I began as a painter, classically trained in Italian Renassaince techniques which require years of creating layers of details, glazing, varnishing, more glazing, etc...) to each canvas. This is my passion and my life...but my work with gemstones allows me to combine my love of design and geology while those layers of paint dry.
My ideas come from my many adventures abroad, where I bicycled through the hidden gardens of Versailles, discovered cobblestone antique shops in London, and old leather bookshops in Venice.

Bijoux d'Odalisque is inspired by all things lovely, elusive, and unexpected - Marie Antoinette, avant-garde, natural curiosities, Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth I, Roaring 20’s, Poe, absinthe, burlesque, Lestat, Venetian antiques, English gardens, Bach, Alexander McQueen, Miss Havisham, carnevale,…

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  • Joined April 23, 2007

Favorite materials

ametrine, silk, iolite, rubies, amethyst, garnet, sapphires, aquamarine, apatite, topaz, vintage components, saltwater pearls, rough diamonds

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About

Bijoux d'Odalisque is more than jewelry - it's a lifestyle.
I began as a painter, classically trained in Italian Renassaince techniques which require years of creating layers of details, glazing, varnishing, more glazing, etc...) to each canvas. This is my passion and my life...but my work with gemstones allows me to combine my love of design and geology while those layers of paint dry.
My ideas come from my many adventures abroad, where I bicycled through the hidden gardens of Versailles, discovered cobblestone antique shops in London, and old leather bookshops in Venice.

Bijoux d'Odalisque is inspired by all things lovely, elusive, and unexpected - Marie Antoinette, avant-garde, natural curiosities, Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth I, Roaring 20’s, Poe, absinthe, burlesque, Lestat, Venetian antiques, English gardens, Bach, Alexander McQueen, Miss Havisham, carnevale, Wuthering Heights, geisha, Coco Chanel, millefiori, Romania, old millinery flowers, Gatsby, courtesan culture, French patisserie, Art Nouveau, Pride & Prejudice, and many other obscure treasures my heart holds dear.
Thank you for peeking into my world of wearable couture and glamour!

Etsy's beautiful new "About" featurette:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BijouxOdalisque/about/
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Website:
www.BijouxOdalisque.com

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Interested in wholesale?
Contact us at BijouxOdalisque [!at] gmail.com

Catalogue of New/Sold Designs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bijouxodalisque/
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Copyright © 2008-2012 Bijoux d'Odalisque.

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