This week on #PucesDesFleurs spotlight, we present to you three completely different artisans that we particularly admire! Discover their world of inspiration and work ethic.
For how long have you been doing this?: 5 years already for Eugenie Bee! But to tell you the truth, I created my first jewelry brand when I was 8 years old. We would spend summer with my friend Elise making and selling pearl jewelry by the seashore.
What materials do you mostly use?: Brass, silver, gold, fine stones and pearls
Why did you start practicing this craft?: For my passion of jewelry and need to create with my 10 fingers. I am passionate of history, art and fashion, and everything came together very naturally with jewelry.
When are you most inspired/productive?: At night! I love working when everything is calm and everyone is asleep. Otherwise I enjoy laying in a park in the summer and drawing anything that comes to mind.
Can you share with us a fun or quirky fact about your work?: I always have tons of jewelry in my bag and pockets. Also my favorite thing is to respond to my emails or work on social media while taking a bath!
Tell us about a special encounter you had during a prior Puces POP fair: Every encounter is special and unique. I love seeing my clients again, the other artisans and the organizing team, Puces POP is an extended family that we love very much! I’ve met so many people at Puces POP that I appreciate and admire professionally as well as personally. The first time that Beatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate) stopped at my table, I was very shy and felt very priviledged that she liked my jewelry!
For how long have you been doing this?: 1 year and a half
What materials do you mostly use?: fabric, sewing string, neon colors in any form
Why did you start practicing this craft?: After completing my studies in textile design over 7 tears it was time for me to nveil my creative universe to the public! The ability to create with complete freedom without major constraints (other than technical) has played a big role in my career choice. When I screenprint and lift the frame to see the results I always have goosebumps of excitement all over my body!
When are you most inspired/productive?: My inspiration often comes when I fall asleep. As for productivity it is quite variable but often in the late morning.
Can you share with us a fun or quirky fact about your work?: In general when I begin to create a design the final result is usually the commplete opposite!
Tell us about a special encounter you had during a prior Puces POP fair : It was during my second Puces POP fair. One person came to tell me they really liked my work and today my products can be found in their store! Thank you to the creator of Gypsie Bohème!
For how long have you been doing this?: Since 2007
What materials do you mostly use?: Birch bark taken from dead trees
Why did you start practicing this craft?: It was a coincidence! I was walking in the woods one day and found a piece of birch bark. I made a first small lamp for my living room, and whenever I would have people over everyone would tell me they wanted one! So I got to work!
When are you most inspired/productive?: My work is produced in many steps. The first is the hint for bark, very far into the woods! Next the cleaning of the bark, the sanding and the adjustment into a footed or suspended lamp. I work the day, the light is always better and inspiring.
Can you share with us a fun or quirky fact about your work?: Puns with the word birch in french are very easy and very very frequent! For example: “C’est du beau boulot! C’est beau en ci-bouleau!”. I hear those very often during Puces POP! We always laugh, we don’t want to upset the customer!