Saturday, 27 November 2010

Merry-Go-Round - Take Care!

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.
Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left).
If they haven't posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...
This month's theme:
How to take care of your art— information for buyers.

Because of the variety of crafts I dabble in, there cannot be one answer to this, except to point out that anything extreme (temperature, activity, fingering... or even cleansing!) is going to be potentially damaging.

So, first things first.
When you buy jewellery from me, you're going to be aware of the materials used, because I always give as much information as I can in my listings.

If you buy pearls— since I tend to use silver or vermeil with them, but not glue— a little soft soap and warm water once in a while, followed by thorough rinsing and immediately by light-handed dry padding with cotton cloth, is going to revive your pearls for as long as you love them.
My more whimsical jewellery often involves the use of glue. This entails that though you should be able to rinse it (it will survive rain too!), soaking is an absolute No No. My motto for cocktail rings: "No shock, shower, no dish washing!"

Anything that involves several elements shall definitely come apart if you try it...

The good news is that most of my pieces can also be mended.

As for textiles, I like my own possessions to be washable, so most of what I make can be washed. But any handmade accessory, especially embroidered and embellished ones, will have to be hand-washed, just to be on the safe side. I use nearly no synthetics, so, yes, the fabric will age, as we do. Careful storing and moth-repellents work well...

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Interview sur DaWanda

Pour trouver les réponses aux questions que vous n'avez sûrement jamais osé vous poser sur Meherio68 et Le Bar du Vent : le blog de

For all those answers to questions you never dared to ask about Meherio68 & Le Bar du Vent, look up the blog on (so in French).

Friday, 12 November 2010

Projet Noël à Londres / Christmas in London— excuse #1

J'ai toujours eu envie de passer Noël à Londres et maintenant, c'est le mois de décembre entier que je voudrais y passer, ne serait-ce que pour pouvoir assister à ce marché artisanal de Noël organisé par We Make London : Chelsea Town Hall, le 4 décembre.

Check out We Make London's Christmas fair: Some fantastic sellers Chelsea Town Hall 4th December. One more reason why I wish I could spend the whole of December in London. Still considering spending a few days there over Christmas anyway...

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Une autre bonne raison pour trouver et "aimer" Le Bar du Vent sur Facebook : laisser-vous aller à rêver votre cahier, carnet, journal (secret ou pas) à vous et racontez-moi ça sur Facebook, et vous pourriez bien le recevoir au printemps prochain...

Yet another reason to seek and "like" Le Bar du Vent on Facebook— dream up your very own journal or notebook, tell me about it on Facebook and you just might receive it next Spring...