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Ornamentation is human. From adornments arise our innate distinctions; jewelry gives voice to our culture and our moods. LaceyDU creations explore our engagement with the natural world through the use of warm metals that age beautifully. Rough, conflict-free gems, silk remnants, curious bones, claws, guilt-free Nutria Fur, and recycled, non-toxic materials are featured and give back to the world. LaceyDU designs are all hand-forged and can be found at www.laceydu.com.


Je suis Acadien.
(I am a Cajun!)

Guilt-free fashions. Fur, feathers, leather, and bone are a few of my favorite things... My new collection features the fur of the Coypu, or Nutria, which is an invasive species, destroying our beautiful wetlands here on the Gulf Coast.

I am so proud of my…

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  • Female
  • Joined October 6, 2008

Favorite materials

vintage remnants, pocket treasures, French Quarter curiosities, clay, brass, and gold

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About

Ornamentation is human. From adornments arise our innate distinctions; jewelry gives voice to our culture and our moods. LaceyDU creations explore our engagement with the natural world through the use of warm metals that age beautifully. Rough, conflict-free gems, silk remnants, curious bones, claws, guilt-free Nutria Fur, and recycled, non-toxic materials are featured and give back to the world. LaceyDU designs are all hand-forged and can be found at www.laceydu.com.


Je suis Acadien.
(I am a Cajun!)

Guilt-free fashions. Fur, feathers, leather, and bone are a few of my favorite things... My new collection features the fur of the Coypu, or Nutria, which is an invasive species, destroying our beautiful wetlands here on the Gulf Coast.

I am so proud of my roots: amongst great difficulties, my great, great, (etc) relative Beausoleil (Beautiful Sun) Broussard led the Acadiens out of exile from Nova Scotia to here, the heart of Acadiana. I have visited the church and graveyards of this Nova Scotia lineage, learned to speak French, and lived in France, attempting to get closer to my heritage.

Out of this comes a love of things past, while striving to BE present.
Nostalgia could be my middle name.

My ceramics and jewelry reflect this affection for all eras and I can hear a curious story from any old rusty tidbit or aged remnant!

I live in Lafayette, Louisiana with my beau and Kepler, my side-kick (he's a dog).

Taking time for yourself is important, we all know that. Making art gives me time to settle down and focus, a rarity, especially living in gorgeous Southern Louisiana where most of our time is spent dancing, laughing, and eating together. I happily take photos of my work amongst moss draped cypress trees and huge gingers and banana trees; the setting is positively lush here.

My handcrafted jewelry pieces are a collection of vintage finds and eccentricities I’ve collected on my travels throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America, as well as inspirations from the natural world; I am moved by color and texture. I scavenge the peculiar shops of the New Orleans French Quarter and I endeavor for my customers to enjoy my creations as I strive to celebrate the passing of time and the history of our occasion here through various universal themes. As for my ceramics, I adore functional art and delicate hues while experimenting with textures and hand painted images.

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Oh, and almost every time I glance up into the night sky, I see a shooting star. It’s bizarre, but one of the many ways I am reminded how insignificant all our worries are and yet how significant our impact can be, be it to one person or many.

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