Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ovalular silver bangle bracelet

Introducing Ovalular, who comes from the marriage of both oval & rectangular, and my love for modernist & minimalist design. Hand crafted from eco-friendly square silver wire.






Friday, 14 April 2017

Nuit étoilée Lapis Lazuli silver necklaces

I fell in love with these lozenge-like flat Lapis Lazuli cabochons and bought a few to try out last year. It seems interesting to set them as I usually would with my round Moonstone cabochons into ball-like pendants for one of them and the other in its "logical" extended cylindrical self.

Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense colour for many ancient cultures. I'd remembered being told at design school that it was not available in Europe until the end of the Middle Ages, where it was ground into powder and made into Ultramarine – the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments for paints! It was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance & Baroque often reserved for colouring in the clothing of the central figures of their paintings, especially the Virgin Mary. Let's keep an eye out next time we see her!

Pyrite (metallic yellow) is a mineral often found sprinkled throughout the blue (sodalite). Thus creating a Nuit étoilée / Starry Night indeed.

Here are the 2 necklaces I've made.





Saturday, 25 March 2017

Portes Ouvertes chez minicyn!

Minicyn is part of the 'Journées Européennes des Métiers d'Art', JEMA 2017. Her atelier will be open to the public as of next Friday for 3 days to the public – presenting her new 'Reflections' collection made of Mother of Pearl.

Opening hours and address is as below.

To learn more about JEMA:
http://www.institut-metiersdart.org/les-journees-europeennes-des-metiers-d-art-0


Friday... Vendredi 31 mars 2017
Saturday... Samedi 1er avril 2017
Sunday... Dimanche 2 avril 2017


Address:
Au 56 - chez Minicyn
56 Rue Labat
75018 Paris
France
Metro Marcadet Poissonniers 'Sortie Labat' (cross the road and head uphill, not down).

See you soon!




Thursday, 12 January 2017

Introducing some 2017 Minicyn newbies!

As some of you may know, releasing a new collection every season is not something I like doing as most brands would tend to do. And I have been asked a few times why I don't. First and foremost, Minicyn was never really seen or created by me as a "commercial" brand when I first started it, but more as a form of creative outlet via a name that is not personally mine. Putting pressure and a time limit on my creative thought processes would surely kill it's natural ebb and flow. This I think most creative people would relate to.

So, here are some pieces which were made more than 3 months ago, tucked away through some hesitation of some kind.
Voila!








Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Minicyn Open Studio Vente Noel

Don't miss it!
Minicyn's 'Open Studio Vente de Noel' event is directly from her workshop between 13-21 December, hours are 12pm midday(12h) to 8pm (20h).
Vernissage starts at 6pm (18h), on the 13th of December.

Au 56
56 Rue Labat
75018 Paris
France

Just a 2 minute walk from Métro Marcadet Poissonniers! Sortie 'Rue Labat', cross the road after you exit and go uphill towards Montmartre.


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Joining me are:
ChoseCommune.com - a unique publishing house dedicated to photography books.
&

philo-k.com - Who's secretly a long time practicing illustrator, though with us she'll be presenting her NEW line of handmade ceramic wares.
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Je vais ouvrir mes portes au public pour la première fois, venez voir toutes mes collections et le travail de 2 designers invités locaux:
Chose Commune – Maison d’édition indépendante dédiée aux livres de photographie.
Philo.K – une nouvelle créatrice pour présente son nouveau collection Céramique 'Petra' de pièces uniques et séries limitées.

Achetez vos cadeaux de Noël en sachant d'où ils viennent et qui les a fabriqués!
Hope to see you there!
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See you there!