Announcement Bonjour! Welcome to Danette Darbonne Couture Jewelry. Don't forget to visit my other shop: www.etsy.com/shop/realfrenchfindings This shop features antique assemblage jewelry and supplies for designers, collectors and connoisseurs (that's you!). Guess what? I deeply appreciate your comments, suggestions and requests regarding my shop. I'd love to get a convo from YOU...and welcome to my petite empire! ♥Danette
Bonjour! Welcome to Danette Darbonne Couture Jewelry. Don't forget to visit my other shop: www.etsy.com/shop/realfrenchfindings This shop features antique assemblage jewelry and supplies for designers, collectors and connoisseurs (that's you!). Guess what? I deeply appreciate your comments, suggestions and requests regarding my shop. I'd love to get a convo from YOU...and welcome to my petite empire! ♥Danette
- All 426
- Jewelry Couture 31
- Tassel Couture 17
- Pendant/Charm Couture 75
- Militaria Repurposed 11
- Connector Repurposed 6
- Bead/Cap/Briolette 96
- Clasp/Finding/Connector 21
- Chain/Rosary 12
- Meerschaum/Relic Vintage 4
- Medal/Cross Vintage 37
- Pendant/Charm Vintage 31
- Portrait/Pictorial 20
- Jewelry/Gifts Vintage 39
- Purses/Gloves Vintage 11
- Buckle/Bracelet Vintage 15
Tonya on Apr 20, 2017
Absolutely stunning!! Can't say enough how pretty these are. Just an FYI for anyone who purchases them. The silver rope trim had tarnished a little, which is to be expected with anything silver. I used a silver polishing cloth but didn't get very good results, probably because the surface area is so small. Anyhow, I wound up using my silver polish paste and the silver rope shined up beautifully! Highly recommend the item and the shop, fast shipping!
linda valentino michel on Apr 20, 2017
love the clasps, very unique
linda valentino michel on Apr 20, 2017
LOVE love love these clasps! super sweet etsy seller, fast shipping, perfect in every way!
Here's the Story of Me (in a nutshell):
I was born to be a queen, to rule with benevolence, power and grace. I am perfectly suited to the life of luxury and intellectual refinement. I'd have been a composite of Marie Antoinette and Catherine the Great.
Instead, something went terribly wrong: I was born in the 20th century, in a state 6000 miles from my rightful home, to pauper parents, neither of whom graduated from high school. They worked in the janitorial profession. As is often the case, history began to repeat itself. I grew up cleaning toilets and picking up trash. I was on my own from the age of 14 and I dropped out. In my early 20's I began the arduous journey of reversing the pattern I was born to.
I have two Associate of Arts degrees, one in Liberal Arts and one in Art History. I've traveled all over Europe (where I was supposed to have been born), worked as a draftsman for 15 years and gave birth to a prince named Julian. I raised him with love and dedication. He's in his third year of college!
I've been around for well over half a century now and plan to continue to live for a very long time, until one day, I am finally able to sit on my proverbial throne and rein with dignity.
With Warmest Regards,
San Francisco, CA, USA
Update June 29, 2016: My baby graduated from college last month and as they say, I'm over the moon! I'm working everyday but not too hard :) I am currently obsessed with metal tassels (and tassels of all sorts) and am making about 75 of them for sale in my shop. I am planning to work on some of my handmade jewelry after my work on the tassels and I'm also working on providing several new jewelry making supplies for the very astute customers and connoisseurs who shop with me. If you want to chat, send me a convo, I'm all about it :)
With Warm Regards,
Around the web
I am attracted to a variety of disciplines, from mathematics to evolutionary biology but I was born to be an artist.
Find DanetteDarbonne at the following upcoming market!
At My Home Studio
City of San Mateo,
Jan 4–Dec 31
I have a home studio and shop. Convo me if you'd like to stop by.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
- I may send you an email occasionally to show items from my shop.