I had an enlightening chat on January 18, 2024 with CanvasRebel about my mission and work. I’m excited to share a snippet of that interview with you. If you're curious to dive deeper, just follow this link to read the full interview.
“Alright, Sandrine thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Let’s kick things off with your mission – what is it and what’s the story behind why it’s your mission?
My jewelry business is a deeply personal endeavor, born from a childhood that wove between the urban elegance of Lyon, France, and the natural beauty of my family’s home in Corsica. I spent my summers there, exploring the mountains, rivers, and seaside, where my imagination turned the simple – twigs into rings, cherry stones and stems into makeshift earrings – into the magical. These childhood explorations laid the foundation for my belief in wearable art as a means to preserve memory and amplify the beauty of nature.
One experience in particular deeply influenced my artistic journey. As a child, I saw a lifeless branch being removed from a village road. The villagers planned to cast it into the river, much to the bathers’ dismay. This moment raised a poignant question in my mind: where does something discarded, yet once a part of nature’s beauty, truly belong? In that moment, I envisioned transforming this forsaken branch into a sculpture, breathing new life into something overlooked. This vision underlies my approach to jewelry making – seeing and celebrating the hidden beauty in the neglected, giving it a place of honor and value.
Each piece I create is more than an ornament; it is a testament to the idea that we are more than what meets the eye. My jewelry serves as a reminder of the unseen beauty in the overlooked, an homage to the stories and memories that shape us. In each design, I strive to illuminate the inherent beauty and significance of all things, turning what was once forgotten into a cherished piece of art.”