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Frances Catherine

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Frances Catherine


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Last updated on February 3, 2011
Handmade Historical jewelry with influence of Central Europe, like little memories left after a New Years Eve party in the great halls of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The Forbidden Boudoir itself is currently located in the cold north where the jewelry are made after its hostess is resting from inspirational travels on the old roads and through the woods of Schwarzwald and the Carpathians.

Here I'm making hair pieces, garters, underwear and jewelry at my spare time to keep a feminine tradition hundreds of years old. I take great pleasure in every detail made and the focus is on the jewelry looking "not modern", instead realistic of that time.

I love and combine everything beautiful and luxurious; feathers such as ostrich, peacock, coque and emu; vintage lace, satin and velvet. I use swarovski crystals, cameos, Czech and German glass jewels, freshwater pearls and Swedish attic findings. Lovely fabrics of all kinds...
Every item is unique and I only sew by hand, which means you will get something very personal. Every item is of course made to be as sturdy as possible and yet keep its delicacy.

As for bridal headpieces feel welcome to contact me and we work the designs out together!

All items listed are in stock and ready to ship!
I do ship to every corner of the world!
Convo me with your questions and I'll happily answer them!

Thank you for looking and I hope you will find something to adorn your, more or less decadent, Victorian senses!

~Frances Catherine

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
*** Note that sales are final. I can't take items back if you no longer want it. I try to describe the items as accurate as possible through the pictures. Convo me before purchasing if you have questions!

My customers are a treasure to me ~ convo me in case of a problem, I'm sure we can work it out!
Please pay as you purchase through PayPal. I require payment within two days; if delayed- let me know when you plan on paying or I will re-list the item!

**** Note that if you own a very fine shop I am open to the suggestion of making an exchange of items! ****

Please contact me for any questions about shipping or payment.
I ship worldwide. Some countries seem harder to send to, so if you order to one of them I will contact you and suggest an insured shipping!

I will ship your purchase as soon as possible, no more than 3 days after your payment!
It normally takes the usual 6-10 days for all international shipping.

To have the best margins for your special event, allow 2-3 weeks for the item to reach you if you live outside Europe.

Due to my working hours the shipping can be a bit irregular. I work as an embalmer and can have my hands full at times. Please excuse me, and I will always notify you in those cases.

If you want insurance or a tracking number please let me know and it will be an additional fee. Otherwise I'll send it the regular way, which is flawless in 99.9%. I can not be held responsible if something should happen, if the mistake wasn't obviously mine! Please be sure to convo me for insured shipping if you want to be 100% safe.
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