Suz Saez on Feb 8, 2017
Lovely artwork from a lovely frenchwoman! So great to connect with artists from around the globe!
MamenMC on Jan 22, 2017
¡ Precioso florero ! Lo he recibido en perfecto estado y el trato ha sido muy bueno. ¡ Gracias !
Poetic jewellery & ceramics handmade in Brighton
I am passionate about art and crafts and I love sewing, printmaking, ceramics, weaving and jewellery making.
I am mainly self-taught and I have learnt these skills through experimenting. My jewellery is inspired by nature and the Art Deco movement. My ceramics are whimsical, playful and made after my own sketches.
I have been drawing, painting and making things for friends for ages. Most of my friends got a handmade present at some point!
After losing my job as a teacher, I decided that this was a sign from destiny to lead a more creative and fulfilling life as I was deeply seeking to do. I set up Fleur de Carotte as a business in February 2015 whilst working full-time then moved on to a part-time job in November 2015. Since then I have not looked back and have found a balance to sustain my creative business which makes me very happy.
My creative process starts with sketches, I have about 5 different sketch books and scribble messy drawings whenever an idea crosses my mind! My style and influences are very eclectic but mainly come from the 1920's: my jewellery is inspired by Art Deco and nature. I am inspired by artists who all had their workshops in Paris during the same era: Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso. In terms of ceramics, I am working on an ever growing collection of handbuilt vases inspired by free-spirited female artists of the past decade. My Aquatic dishes are inspired by swiming and the sea.
I am very committed to helping local businesses and 80% of my material is from Brighton and Sussex suppliers. I upcycle leather remnants to make my jewellery and my packaging is 100% recycled and made in the UK. The semi-precious stones are from suppliers who do their best to trade ethically. Even my tools and business cards are supplied locally!
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I took part in the Etsy UK Christmas in July Showroom 2016 and my textured clay jewellery is currently stocked by the Royal Academy of Arts.
I live by the sea in creative Brighton (UK) and I am passionate about making and crafting. I love to design and make products that are handcrafted with precision and care, using upcycled and locally sourced materials.
My products are as eco-friendly as possible. I source all my material from small suppliers in the Brighton area and this even includes my ceramics and screenprinting material. The jewellery findings I use are from a local supplier with ethical standards and the leather off-cuts I use are from a local craftsman.
Feel free to get in touch, even just to say hello. I will answer any query in the next 24 hours (except week ends and holidays).
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
►Please note that choosing the International Signed and Tracked upgrade when checking out is STRONGLY advised if you are ordering from outside the UK.►
All the jewellery items come in a customised box made in the UK from 100% recycled card with a non-tarnishing cotton fill. The ceramic vases and dishes come wrapped in bubble wrap and in a recycled card box filled with tissue paper.
IMPORTANT: I keep a Proof of Posting provided by the post office for every item sent and I am not liable for a loss or delay caused by the postal service used. A refund will not be issued for damage, loss or delay caused by the postal service.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your item and would like a refund/exchange, please get in touch via Etsy conversations or by email. No refund will be made until the item has been sent back to myself and it should be undamaged in its original packaging.
There are no returns made on custom made items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer Tracked and Signed delivery on international orders?
Yes, it is offered on all items. To do so, you would need to choose this upgrade option when checking out. This option is strongly advised if you are ordering from outside the UK and over Christmas time.
My order has not arrived yet. What shall I do?
I keep a Proof of Posting for all orders posted, which will show your address and the time & date when it was sent. For your peace of mind I can send you a copy of this. If you item is tracked, I advise that you check the Royal Mail website with the tracking number that I provided you with. If your item is not tracked, please note that I am not liable for any loss, delay or damage caused by the postal service as per my shop policy.
I want to send this product as a gift for someone else.
Please make sure that you mention the address of the person you want to send the gift to in 'Note to seller' when checking out. You have the option to pick a customized gift tag (see the last picture of the item you have picked) and all you need to do is to let me know in 'Note to seller' which on you want.
Most of the items you can find in my shop are available for wholesale, in the UK and internationally. Please contact me via Etsy convos or by email: email@example.com and I can send you a link towards my wholesale catalogue.