My name is Amandine and I am a hand-crafted jewellery maker. I am French and I settled down in Edinburgh with my family in 2015 out of a desire to change lifestyle and start afresh. Having taught English in France for a decade, I moved to Scotland with the project to change career and to turn my longlasting appetite for arts and crafts into a full-time job. Things went slowly as I put family and babies first and here I am now, making my own jewellery and enjoying it intensely.
I have always been very much attracted to the topics of volumes, proportions and balance and I like to think ‘Beauty’ does not rhyme with ‘symmetry’ especially when it comes to the human body. Therefore I have wished to create my very own jewellery range in order to express my vision of femininity and to allow women to enhance their natural charm with unique stylish pieces.
I discovered polymer clay in 2015 and I am entirely self-taught in that medium. I love working polymer clay because it is soft and malleable and also for the endless possibilities it allows, making it the perfect ally to my creativity. Based in my home studio, I make jewellery and accessories combining my love of colours with an inclination for gentle curved shapes and taking my inspiration in my personal fondness for everything unusual, creative, colourful and elegant.
Being a mother has made me particularly aware of me and the environment I live in and I have felt the need to reflect this in my brand’s ethos from the very beginning. On the one hand, I try and do my best to source my supplies and materials locally (in the UK mainly) and to use / reuse as much as I can so as to reduce the waste and make my business’s carbon footprint as low as possible. On the other hand, I have chosen to work with comfortable quality jewellery components which, combined to the lightness of polymer clay enable me to offer a range which is respectful of the bodies on every level.
To learn more about the process and ethos of the brand, read the Process section.