Minicyn devrait bientôt pouvoir ouvrir le vendredi

Ouverture prochainement tous les vendredis.
Opening soon every Friday!

I’ve been tinkering in the background not only with work but re-setting the atelier/workshop into half a boutique! Yes, lot’s of unimaginable work and not enough time as always. New awesome curtains that glides from side to side at a pull, new signs for the door, new format etc.

Waiting for another yet another week for a dear friend to come give a helping hand.

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Minicyn de retour avec de nouvelles pièces

J'ai perdu mes boucles d'oreilles!!
Calmez-vous, Minicyn est la pendant le mois d'Août. Voici quelques nouvelles pièces prêtes à envoyer!
Je vous souhaite un bel été x

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Announce de vacances • Vacation notice

....... 20 Juillet - 1 Aout • 20 July - 1 August .......

It's that time of the year again to kick back and absorbed some much needed Vitamin D and jump off the grid for a bit. As for me, I like taking a bit of time of here and there, not the entire 4-5 weeks of straight vegetation like most French people do – unbeknownst to me the extent of seriousness they take it!

Tomorrow will be your last day to order anything and potentially have it sent of before my return on the 1st of August, unless it's bespoke to which then you'll have to wait.

Here are some new pieces I'd made ready-to-ship online.
See you when I return! Stay fresh.

Nouvelle Exposition de cet été 2018!

Here are all three of the exhibitions I'm participating in this Summer!

A little info about the pieces my Gallerist are hosting:

GREEN:
A group exhibition standing at Ickx Contemporary Jewelry based in Brussels, Belgium, has most of my 'Sticky Business' minimalist one-off pieces

LOVE JEWELS:
Curated by Smitten Collective, will be exposing my 'Naughty Bits' collection (by my evil twin Rokxia) in Hasselt, Belgium also. A group 13 International Art Jewelers who's work falls under the same theme come together just for this event.

Lastly...
L’ÉPHéMèRE:
A boutiques de créateurs run by Cyril Besson has a handful of my best selling pieces from Minicyn – they're based in South of France, Toulon. The intimate event composes of a handful of French movers and shakers.

Vive les bijoux!

Too hot to Blog!

It's been a while yes I know.
Since the last post I'd delivered 3 packages with lots of goodies for 3 different galleries, two in Belgium and one in Toulon, South of France. Not to mention jetting off in between to Milos, Greece with my yoga buddies for some much needed time-out.

Below are just a few pieces from the week! Mixing Oxidised Silver with gold and Silver & gold-plated etc.

Take care under this intense heat x

Indulgent Keepsake Pebble ring band

In the past few weeks I've been tinkering away with an unused electric tool that's been tucked away for at least 3 years to date. It allowed me to create this Indulgent of a ring. It feels somewhat courageous and daring in many ways; artistically, spiritually & perhaps even spatially... liken to some sort of artistic "coming-out". It was fun! And I hope to prolong this journey in 2018.
 

GREEN nouvelle exposition Printemps/Ete

If you're heading to Brussels between beginning of March and end of July don't forget to checkout one 2 of my new collection at ICKX Contemporary Jewelry. A collective exhibition inspired by nature 'Green' emerging in figurative and abstract form...only way to learn more is to find out in person!

GREEN NOUVELLE EXPOSITION PRINTEMPS/ETE

Exposition du 01/03 au 28/07/2018

Pour cette période printemps/été, cette exposition sera tournée vers la nature sous différentes formes: figurative, abstraite à conceptuelle.
Une vingtaine de créateurs belges et étrangers vous proposent des pièces au design singulier, épuré voir minimaliste; dans des matériaux variés parfois inattendus; et des techniques de fabrication artisanale et nouvelles technologies.
Du bijoux contemporain à la sélection d'objets, chaque pièce est unique ou réalisée en petite série." Heures d'ouverture :

du jeudi au samedi : 11h à 18h30
Ou, sur rendez-vous par mail ickxjewelry@gmail.com
ou par téléphone au 0494 64 93 36
Exposants/exhibitors:
- Ateliers M-O
- Isabelle Bianchi Marchesseau
- Irène Beira
- Cécile Bertrand
- Isabelle Gereec
- Anne Goy
- Jana Graf
- Audrey Ickx
- Gili Dolner
- Sylvie Jousset
- Christine Keyeux Schnöller
- Sabina Kolonic
- Sana Lopez Abellán
- Maria Crisitina Belucci et Elizabetta Dupré
- Mala leche Design
- Minicyn bijoux
- Alain Roggeman
- Karola Torkos
- Ioana Ardelaan
- Eve Vaucheret
- Zest (Delphine Noelke et Vincent Chartier)
- 100% maman (Commerce équitable)

Vente Atelier de Noël chez Minicyn

 

Ce week-end jusqu'à mercredi le 20 décembre, je vous ouvre exceptionnellement les portes de mon atelier!
L'occasion de choisir des cadeaux uniques, fabriqués entièrement à la main avec passion dans de leur lieu de fabrication.
En soutenant les petits créateurs et les artisans/talents locaux chez Minicyn;

Avec la participation de:
Madoka Rindal – céramiques en séries limitées
&
Chose Commune – maison d'édition indépendante dédiée aux livres de photographie.

Chez Minicyn
56 rue Labat
75018 Paris
Le metro Chateau Rouge ou Marcadet Poissonnier.

See you soon 😘

 


A très bientôt!

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Support independent artists and publishing houses, why? Because without them the world will be as boring as white bread.

The specially invited guests:
• Charming Parisian-Japanese ceramic artist Madoka Rindal and her handbuilt limited edition pieces.
• Chose Commune – an independent French publishing house devoted to photography books. Behind this is a powerhouse couple!

I love these people.
Hope to see you at my atelier !

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Ode to pebbles and broken slate rocks 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 creatures.

Expo-vente de bagues en Octobre! Upcoming 200 rings exhibition for the month of October!

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.

........  E N G L IS H .........
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.
There'll also be new unique pieces not yet to be seen in rings, necklaces and earrings from Minicyn upon request at the gallery.
Be there or be square x
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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 born from them 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_/

 

Daintier Cascading Sequins Silver necklace

A Long awaited daintier version of the original larger version.

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.

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. The pieces resonate my love for both the old world elegance & clean modern simplicity.

Every piece is 100% handcrafted, from eco-friendly Sterling solid silver & right down to the pieces of Mother of Pearl (MOP & '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.

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. Available in both Silver or oxidised.

Special 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 <

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 <