Friday, 27 October 2017

Ode to pebbles and broken slate rock souvenirs










 
Most of us at some point in our lives have taken home pebbles or broken bits of slate rocks as souvenirs from the beach. The weight of them makes it so desirable to have them in your hands, to at some point either throw them back into the water or to take home – I for one am guilty of that each and every time.

This small collection is an ode to that human gesture/desire that makes us who we are, curious collecting creatures.

Available now online.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Expo-vente de bagues en Octobre!

L'expo-vente '200 Bagues / 20 Créateurs' est le rendez-vous des créateurs et des amoureux de bijoux contemporains. Chaque artiste-invité présente 10 pièces uniques, comme autant d’œuvres sculptées désormais portée de main. À découvrir dès vendredi 06, cette exposition-vente insolite séduira toutes celles à la recherche de Bagues uniques.
De 06 au 28 octobre, de 12h à 19h du Mardi a Samedi.

Galerie Goutte de Terre
4 Rue Basfroi
75011 Paris
Pour cette 9ème édition, la galerie Goutte de Terre accueille des artistes venus des 4 coins du monde, découvrir ou redécouvrir autour de 200 pièces originales. Chacun présentant ses creations sur de petites étagères suspendues à l'univers personnalisé.

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Upcoming 200 rings exhibition for the month of October!

I'm participating in the 9th edition of '200 Bagues 20 Createurs' aka '200 Rings 20 Creators' exhibition from the 6th to the 28th of October at the Gallery Goutte de Terre in Paris.

Goutte de Terre
4 Rue Basfroi, 75011 Paris
(Metro Charonne)

Come visit, admire, ask questions and most of all shop original work of wearable art from an amazing ray of work from not only local talents. If you'd like to meet up I'll be there on the Opening night of the 6th Friday from 18h.

New unique pieces not yet to be seen in necklaces and earrings will also be at the show upon request at the gallery.

Be there or be square x





Wednesday, 20 September 2017

From one tool to another and wearable to boot

A while back, I was given a pair of solid Mother of Pearl(MOP) Salad servers by a lovely client. They were both broken in parts that enabled further use from its original purpose. Being familiar with my previous MOP line she gave me permission to repurpose these magnificently thick MOP parts into jewellery. Between a long period of pondering in & out of what justice I could do with them and my recent visit to an exhibition at Galerie La Joaillerie pa Mazlo call 'Holy Tools' a light-bulb went off! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am for these to be finally reunited with their initial objective as tools AND be given an additional new life as art jewellery.

Two have been made thus far, one as a comb and the other a paper knife. The further left chunky piece is yet to be transformed.

Here are some in between pictures below or just simply follow my Instagram for regular updates. https://www.instagram.com/minicyn_/


















Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Recent newbies for the month of August.

One of the many things that stood out like a sore thumb for me as a non-European living in Paris is how seriously the French take their holidays. Concordant to popular belief multiply by 100, it is still beyond words even after 8 years. I would liken it to a calm before a storm so to speak and it makes me laugh a little each time how sudden the evacuation can be. The streets are so empty you can hear a pigeon drop its poop, 9out of 10 shops are closed, services are mostly out for the whole complete month, the 'Punk à Chien' aka 'Ferals' are out from the woods, thieves are on the loose, break-ins are as popular as Deliveroo. There ain't no such thing as shift work no part-timers taking over, NADA.

We're lucky that this social/historical construct does not affect me directly nor am I obligated to take my kids away. Hence, it's play time for us Minicyn and Devocite, where we put our heads down and focus on our personal projects. Here are just a few new unique pieces in the shop though I haven't forgotten. Enjoy.










Wednesday, 7 June 2017

New Stella capsule collection is now available!

You'll find a small series of delicious earrings (and a necklace) as part of my new 'Stella' capsule collection. Available now click here for the entire collection.

The pieces resonate my love for both the old world elegance & clean modern simplicity.
Every piece is handcrafted, from the eco-friendly Sterling solid silver pieces right down to the petite morsels of Mother of Pearl ('Nacre' in French)!

The origins of the MOP are of vintage French gaming coins which I'd hand-sawed, carved & polished specifically for this collection – they've been securely riveted onto the silver sheet where you see the dots are. The silver's surface textures are made from real linen cloth, the results echo the tactility of the far away world some of us once knew.

A limited edition of 2 pairs per design, some unique!



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Mother of Pearl Capsule collection

Since the beginning of the year, I've been experimenting with some pieces of Mother of Pearl from my stash of goodies. Learning on how to cut/saw, polish, shape etc the material ('Nacre' in French). It's been a rather messy study though the results have been rewarding. It reverberated in just a small handful of earrings which I'd presented them briefly during my participation in JEMA (please see my previous Blog posts) at my studio.

I happy to say that a few of the designs will be available to purchase in the next few days. The quantity is very limited unfortunately so brace yourselves!

Here are just some which I'll be listing soon. They'll be available oxidised or not as an option.

See you soon for the update!





Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Mother's Day SALE!

It's SALE TIME at Minicyn :)
It doesn't happen often since most of what I offer is made-to-order. But here it is, sales end 19th May 2017.
Discount code: ILoveMyMum
> There's no exchange or refunds on Sale orders <

....... FRENCH ........
C'est les soldes chez Minicyn :)
Fêtons la fête de L'Amour des Mamans.
Code de reduction -15% sur tout: ILoveMyMum
Jusqu'au 19 Mai 2017.
> Pas de retour ni échange sur les commandes en soldes <

Merci!