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ILEMAS atelier d'art modeste

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Announcement    Welcome in my "ATELIER D'ART MODESTE", where my jewelry-leaves come alive ! I live in Switzerland, in the French part (yes, in our so small country, we have four official languages...)

Each leaf is as unique as a fingerprint. My jewelry are all one-of-a-kind pieces, molded on fresh leaves, pigmented, glazed and mounted with natural materials. I deliberately renounced to use polyester, polymers and other plastics, undoubtedly less fragile, yes, but not enough lively on my idea.

Leaves and insects are made of porcelain. The boxes, I make them with recycled materials, handmade paper, antique fabrics, old letters and document (at least centenary...). Driftwood, bark and forest-treasures become part of my compositions. Each object leaving my place has a story to tell...

Everything is colored with natural pigments, plants, inks, spices, ashes, wax or gold foil...
I like to use semi-precious stone beads, lava, shells, freshwater pearls... and the glass beads come from carefully disassembled vintage jewellery.

Well, for glazing, mounting, fastening (clasps, cable, wire, etc.), I use new supplies. Quand même !

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Last updated on Jan 27, 2016

Welcome in my "ATELIER D'ART MODESTE", where my jewelry-leaves come alive ! I live in Switzerland, in the French part (yes, in our so small country, we have four official languages...)

Each leaf is as unique as a fingerprint. My jewelry are all one-of-a-kind pieces, molded on fresh leaves, pigmented, glazed and mounted with natural materials. I deliberately renounced to use polyester, polymers and other plastics, undoubtedly less fragile, yes, but not enough lively on my idea.

Leaves and insects are made of porcelain. The boxes, I make them with recycled materials, handmade paper, antique fabrics, old letters and document (at least centenary...). Driftwood, bark and forest-treasures become part of my compositions. Each object leaving my place has a story to tell...

Everything is colored with natural pigments, plants, inks, spices, ashes, wax or gold foil...
I like to use semi-precious stone beads, lava, shells, freshwater pearls... and the glass beads come from carefully disassembled vintage jewellery.

Well, for glazing, mounting, fastening (clasps, cable, wire, etc.), I use new supplies. Quand même !

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From leaves to jewellery

The story begins half-a-century ago in a garden. As little girl, I spent hours at the top of a huge cherry tree, hidden in the foliage, for reading, dreaming, imagining thousand things I would do later ...
Later came, I could realize a part of my projects and I still love trees. Finally, a "thirst" of creativity brought me to where I stand now : in my "atelier d'art modeste", my studio, where my jewellery-leaves come alive !

Since ever, I've been fascinated by the subtlety and the perfection of leaves : I contemplate them, I sniff them, I fondle them. In my purse, I carry a secateurs and I often come home with a bundles of leaves or a fallen branch.
I was seeking how to keep and preserve their beauty, to magnify and to wear them, I tried thousand materials and techniques. And finally I found...

Each leaf is as unique as a fingerprint. My jewellery are all one-of-a-kind pieces, moulded on fresh leaves, pigmented, glazed and mounted with natural materials. I deliberately renounced to use polyester, polymers and other plastics, undoubtedly less fragile, certainly, but not enough lively on my idea.

Leaves and insects are made of porcelain. The boxes, I make them with recycled materials, handmade paper, antique fabrics, old letters and document (at least centenary...). Driftwood, bark and forest-treasures become part of my compositions. Each object leaving my studio has a story to tell...

Everything is colored with natural pigments, plants, inks, spices, ash, wax or gold foil...
I like to use semi-precious stone beads, lava, shells, freshwater pearls... and the glass beads come from carefully disassembled vintage jewellery.

Well, for glazing, mounting, fastening (clasps, cable, wire, etc.), I use new supplies. Quand même !

Shop members

  • Claudia

    Owner, Maker

  • Kiku & Nüssli

    Assistants

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022

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Returns and exchanges
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If the purchased item doesn't fit with what you expected, send it back within three days. Selling price will be refunded, but not the shipping costs.
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Small pieces like earrings are sent in an enveloppe if possible.
Necklaces are sent in a box. For parcells, shipping costs will be charged only once, regardless of the number of items purchased.

Free delivery for orders over CHF 200 purchases

Existing items are shipped within two business days upon receipt of payment.
Items to order are manufactured within a maximum of two weeks, and shipped upon acceptance by the buyer and receipt of payment.

Necklaces are normally sent by mail "COLIS Economy not registered".
On request and for an additional fee, they can be sent by "Priority" mail and registered mail.
On the customs form of the package, the items are designated as a gift.

Earrings and small necklaces are sent by mail "LETTER Priority not registered" in a bubble envelope and as long as there are no other items.

All costs beyond our control (customs taxes, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer.

Free shipping costs for orders from CHF 200.
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Feedback is highly appreciated. Should you have any concerns, please let me know before leaving a negative feedback and I'll do my best to sort it out so we can both be happy with the transaction.