The inspiration

The mock-up

The execution

The artist 

Breatrice Knoch17 rue Andre del Sarte  75018 Paris  

It is my sister Joëlle's birthday today and I wanted to present her with something very special. She, like me, loves creative jewelry. But what could possibly please her? she already has a lot.
A friend and I were walking down a Montmartre street a few weeks ago and we spotted a cute shop with delicate jewelry in the window. We went in; the designer was sitting at her table working on a ring. We looked at all her pieces and I spotted tiny vermeil pine cones. I asked her if she would make long custom earrings for me. She answered that custom pieces were the bulk of her work. We proceeded to choose beads to add to the mini gold plated silver pine cones and in no time she had laid out the mock-up for me. I was sold!
When my sister comes to Paris she will be able to wear them. In the mean-time she will have to be satisfied with this post... and an early morning e.mail and a Skype video call and...
I will have to keep my fingers crossed.
I am not really that worried, they are just exquisite and she did mention looooong earrings.

Joyeux Anniversaire Joëlle!

au revoir.


  1. WOW! perfection is the only word that comes to my mind. Thank you.
    And happy birthday to you too!

  2. These are so lovely, and created just for you...you are a wonderful sister!

  3. How special, you got to meet the artist-don't you just love that. I agree with Francine, you are a wonderful sister. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com