Glimpses of silk

by Ruth December 19, 2013
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I made my first Christmas card using a collage of antique ribbons, lace and trim. A handwritten letter from 1859, some antique metal sequins. Tones of Greys, gold, Eggshell blue and black.  It is going to a very special person and I hope they LOVE it! In the process of digging out the right items [...]

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Noel in Lumieres

by Ruth December 14, 2013
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Noël is always tres chic chez Edith Mezard and this years Christmas market deco and displays were no exception…last year we had flamingos but this year there are beautiful iron deer and wolves embellished with crystals scattered around the courtyard…la classe!

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Love out to Amy

by Ruth December 14, 2013
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Huge shout out to Amy Azzarito of Design Sponge for featuring my cuff in her 2013 Gift Guide: 20+ Jewellery Picks

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Peek inside my stash

by Ruth December 9, 2013
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Here is a glimpse into a few new creations and the makings of a few more, plus inspirational trims that I’ve been collecting. Hope the colours make your heart sing! “Dive into the Indigo”, antique assembly necklace is created from an antique 19th Century Indigo & Gold Champlevé cloisonné enamel button and is now available [...]

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Atelier outtakes

by Ruth November 29, 2013
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So as my most ardent Rubanesque fans noticed I have been in the atelier, shooting a whole new collection, going crazy with lots of new props that I recovered from the family treasures. Fine gold threads, untouched spools of silver, a gorgeous caterpillar strand fil d’or tassle, wooden bobbins,  antique brass flower appliques… I am [...]

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Making of : New Collection Noel 2013

by Ruth November 25, 2013
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I just launched lots of new creations in my Etsy shop. I have been delving deep into the archive treasure boxes of gold, fil d’or, passementerie lace trim and I started embellishing with antique button finds, vintage beads which I’ve been hoarding for 15+  years and adding a few crystals in jewel tones for sparkle.  [...]

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November in Lacoste

by Ruth November 25, 2013
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My youngest, Charlotte, just started today in a local creche… but in the run up to leaving her we had an extended adaptation period and I took the above photograph whilst driving to pick her up. The fog enveloping nearby Bonnieux in a warm embrace. Everywhere you look there are ruby tinted fields of cherry [...]

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Favourite corners

by Ruth November 24, 2013
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Soaking it all up

by Ruth September 23, 2013
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The light here is incredible in the evenings, the setting sun turns the field behind our house a gorgeous golden hue and all this lovelty light bounces off my little Charlotte who is soaking up the last of the blackberries and the scents of Autumn

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Changing light

by Ruth September 13, 2013
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There is palpable change in the air, the wind is picking up, the days are shorter and I can already see hints of Autumn on my walks with Charlotte. I’m secretly looking forward to layering up and watching the world in the valley between Lacoste and Bonnieux turn golden. If you are a fig fan [...]

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