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WHO ARE YOU? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!

My name is Noémie, I am 31. 8 years ago, I started my small jewelry factory.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE?

I make subtle narrative metal jewelry, mostly with silver and gold plated brass.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED AS MAKER?

After 5 years studying art and jewelry making, I decided to start my own little enterprise. I always wanted to make pieces of art that people can carry with them all the time.

WHAT MAKES YOUR PRODUCTS THE BEST?

All of my product are totally handcut with a little saw. So each piece is a bit different from the other.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE

I share my workspace with 4 other creative women. We opened a little concept store which is both a shop and our workshop. This is an open space so our customers can see us working. This is a really nice place!

TELL US ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND YOUR PRODUCTS? 

People can find my products on etsy, on my eshop, on pop-up shops and in a few little shops in France.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I am originally from Strasbourg, France. I moved 8 years ago in Lyon. 

WHAT HAS BEEN MAKING YOU EXCITED LATELY?

What has been making me excited lately is the launch of my new project collectiondeportraits.tumblr.com I started to make collections of jewelry for and in collaboration with other people, each time with someone different in limited edition of 20 pieces. This will be presented like portraits. I just published the first portrait. There will be a new portrait/collection 3 times a year.

IF YOU COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I would love to know everything about stones.

COFFEE OR TEA?

I drink a lot of green tea but every working day starts with a cup of coffee and a chat with my colleagues. 

ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I would say I am rather a morning person. I always feel bad when I wake up late.

WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN YOU ARE MAKING?

I listen to hip-hop music while working.

SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF.

- I could speak about food 24/7

- I collect hand-shaped objects

- My workbench is always a mess and when I (once in a while) clean and tidy it, then it becomes impossible for me to find anything.

- I have a secret passion for GIFs and memes

- I like to cook magic potions with plants