Rubanesque is taking a short break
hownowbrowncow33 on Mar 31, 20195 out of 5 stars
Even more beautiful in person thank you!
Judy on Dec 30, 20165 out of 5 stars
very pretty and strongly made
Dawn on Dec 28, 20165 out of 5 stars
Thank you, beautiful and just as described!
jose guilherme on Jul 4, 20165 out of 5 stars
Trés élégant and well done!
Nata on Dec 4, 20155 out of 5 stars
I was blown away by the beauty of this object when I opened the box (which is, by the way, a vintage hand-made piece too). The delicacy of fine thread, vibrancy of color and design combination of this antique ribbon are superb! It is artfully transformed into a cuff, and it makes any wardrobe combination instantly glamourous.
lisa on Sep 15, 20155 out of 5 stars
This bracelet is georgeous! Made very well, and very unusual. Wonderful person to work with
kim on May 4, 20155 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning ! Beautiful work !!
cpop65 on Nov 5, 20145 out of 5 stars
A lovely and unique piece of jewelry. Really lovely. I highly recommend this jewelry.
Nicole on Oct 20, 20145 out of 5 stars
Beautiful cuff that fits well and is very comfortable to wear. The gold thread in the vintage ribbon is gorgeous, and the colors are so vibrant and wonderful.
Wynne on Oct 9, 20145 out of 5 stars
Unique and chic piece! *Love* Can be worn with an outfit dressed up or dressed down. I was trying to put a rush order on another bracelet. Unfortunately, I missed the timeline by a number of hours, but I appreciate that Ruth went through the effort of comparing courier costs for me. She went above and beyond to try to secure the earliest and most economical delivery option. I will definitely keep checking out her Etsy store for future purchases! She creates a lot of eye candy! <3
Rubanesque, creating heirloom jewellery from my familys antique ribbons and silk archives
In 2007 I got engaged to a wonderful French man, and for our engagement present, his Grandparents presented us with a montage of antique ribbons. Unbeknownst to me at the time (I promise!), I was marrying into a celebrated French silk family, the Faure family of St. Etienne.
A wedding and two babies later - we made the move from Ireland to France, to the little hilltop village of Lacoste in Provence. One Christmas, I came across a box of breathtaking antique ribbon echantillons, small sumptious treasures, some created over 120 years ago in the family’s silk factory, Les Freres Faure (now operating as Julien Faure), in St. Etienne, France.
Ever since, I have been lovingly collecting echantillons and passementerie trims (dating from late 19th to mid 20th century), from the family archives and crafting one-off (and truly so as no other piece of identical ribbon exists) handmade jewellery, combining these turn-of-the-century ribbons, heavily laden with gold thread and hand trimmed silk velvet, with Swarovski crystals embellishments to bring you luxe, contemporary pieces with a touch of old-school glamour.
Where some might see scraps of old fabric, I see miniature works of art, heirlooms with breathtaking detail, shimmering antique gold thread and long forgotten ancient techniques and each piece calls to me to be transformed into something that can be worn and enjoyed for years to come.
For updates, news, inspiration and photographs of my treasures please follow me on instagram http://instagram.com/familleribeaucourt
If you are feeling creative - please visit my Etsy shop, Exquisite Threads where I sell antique and vintage textiles, including silk jacquard ribbons, lace, metallic trims, appliques, buttons and notions. www.etsy.com/shop/exquisitethreads
Owner, Maker, Designer
Inside a dusty cardboard box, nestled forgotten treasures, hidden for years in a drawer in my grandfathers office in St. Etienne. A selection of precious ribbons from his family’s silk factory just outside of Lyon, France. Gifted to me, I have been lovingly crafting one-off (and truly so as no other piece of identical ribbon exists) handmade jewellery cuffs, combining these turn-of-the-century ribbons, heavily laden with gold thread and hand trimmed silk velvet, with Swarovski crystals embellishments to bring you luxe, contemporary pieces with a touch of old school glamour
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