monochromatiques

Handmade porcelain jewelry from Paris

La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France | 2047 Sales

monochromatiques

Handmade porcelain jewelry from Paris

La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France 2047 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Isabelle

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Isabelle

Announcement    Handmade porcelain jewels and home accessories from Paris, France.
I work both the ceramic and the metal elements in my studio.
Welcome on my Etsy shop!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2017

Handmade porcelain jewels and home accessories from Paris, France.
I work both the ceramic and the metal elements in my studio.
Welcome on my Etsy shop!

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Updates

New silver necklace! Girl Waving Goodbye...
New technique for me, new necklace!
A pendant made from lost wax casting.
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About

MONOCHROMATIQUES - Handmade porcelain jewelry from Paris

When I was a kid, I watched Ghost with shirtless Patrick Swayze on TV, and it marked my life for ever.

More seriously: when I started to work in the art market 10 years ago, I quickly wanted to create something with my own hands, and escape from spending my time in front of a screen.
I started to follow some ceramic courses and discovered the archaic feeling of modelling clay, which could be compared to the primitive joy of lighting a fire for a BBQ! ^_^

My first works were dishes and vases, but I quickly had to work on very small pieces because of the lack of space in my studio. Little by little, the items turned out as jewels.

Monochromatiques was born in September 2015, after a year of ceramics and jewelry training in Sèvres and Paris.

In my collection, I try to produce simple forms with pure lines, while avoiding to fall into severe minimalism. I hope my creations will give their wearer a reason to smile!
If you ever pass by Paris, I can welcome you in my studio upon appointment.

You can read an interview on the Etsy blog (in French): https://blog.etsy.com/fr/2017/vendeur-a-la-une-monochromatiques-bijoux-accessoires-contemporains-minimalistes-porcelaine-emaillee-made-in-france/

Shop members

  • Isabelle

    Owner

    French ceramicist and jewelry designer from Paris.

  • Clothilde

    Muse

    Likes chewing postage stamps and lying down on freshly printed invoices.

Production partners

  • Fonderie de métaux précieux

    Paris, Île-de-France

    Fonderie située à Paris, réalisant des tirages en métaux précieux à partir de maquettes en cire (technique de la cire perdue).

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2017
Hello,
If you have any question, feel free to contact me before placing your order, especially if you have any doubt about the sizes.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns are possible within 7 days after receipt.
The item must be returned in perfect condition in its original packing by REGISTERED mail only (so I am sure to receive it).
Shipping fees and taxes are not refundable.
Payment
Paypal, credit card
Shipping
The items are shipped by priority tracked mail.
It does NOT include insurance.

If you want your item to be shipped by registered mail or to be insured, please contact me so I can update the shipping fees.

Please inquire about your customs fees or local taxes before purchasing any item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me if you need a customed jewel!

More information

Last updated on Nov 11, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Is porcelain fragile? / Est-ce que la porcelaine est fragile?

Not more fragile than the coffee mug you handle everyday day without specific care! If you step on it or let it fall to a concrete ground, it may break... But for the smaller pieces like earrings, the ceramic is too light to be damaged when you drop them.
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Pas plus fragile que la tasse à café que vous manipulez sans soin quotidiennement! Si vous marchez dessus ou si vous la faites tomber sur un sol en ciment, elle peut être endommagée... Mais pour les pièces les plus légères comme les boucles d'oreille, la céramique est trop légère pour casser.

What is the difference between ceramic and porcelain? / Quelle est la différence entre la céramique et la porcelaine?

Ceramic is the art of firing clay. You have 3 families of ceramic clay: earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
Porcelain fires at a very high temperature (up to 1,300 °C - 2,400°F). It is particularly tough, strong and translucent in comparison with other types of ceramics, mainly because of its vitrification.

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La céramique est l'art de la terre cuite. Il y a 3 familles de terre : la faïence, le grès et la porcelaine.
La porcelaine cuit à très haute température (jusqu'à 1300°). Elle est particulièrement dure, résistante et translucide en comparaison avec les autres terres, notamment grâce à sa vitrification.

Care instructions

You can wash your porcelain jewel with water and soap, scrub it gently with a tooth brush if necessary.
If any metal (silver, brass, steel) is in contact with water, dry it carefully with a towel. You can also polish it lightly with vaseline.
Avoid wearing your jewels under the shower, while doing the washing up or at the swimming pool.

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La porcelaine se lave à l'eau et au savon. Vous pouvez également la frotter doucement avec une brosse à dent.
Si le métal (argent, laiton, acier) rentre en contact avec de l'eau, sécher le soigneusement avec une serviette. Vous pouvez également polir légèrement le métal avec de la vaseline.
Eviter de porter vos bijoux sous la douche, en faisant la vaisselle, ou à la piscine.

Shipping / Envois postaux

I go to the post office every day or every 2-3 days (business days).
For international orders: the shipping times vary and can take between 1-6 weeks.
I always provide a tracking number so you can follow up the shipment.

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Je vais à la poste tous les jours, ou tous les 2-3 jours ouvrés.
Envois internationaux : les délais d'expédition varient et peuvent prendre de 1 à 6 semaines.
Je fournis toujours un numéro de suivi pour tout envoi postal.

Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom and personalized orders.
Because I have to load a full kiln to fire my ceramics, please consider about 2 weeks after you place your custom order.
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J'accepte les commandes personnalisées.
Comme je dois remplir un four plein pour lancer une cuisson, il faut compter environ 2 semaines pour que je réalise la commande.

Wholesale availability

Please contact me to receive my line sheets.
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N'hésitez pas à m'écrire pour recevoir mon catalogue.