Ingrid Jousselme makes quirky and delicate jewellery using a wide variety of materials (including upcycled paper, mother of pearl shell buttons, textile, leather, yarn made from recycled saris, beads and pearls, contemporary and vintage lace, tulle) she combines these elements with different techniques including sewing, embroidering, knitting, decoupage and more.
The results range from classic bead necklaces with a twist to one-of-a-kind quirky and colourful earrings, rings, cufflinks and more. All items will come wrapped in an eco-friendly gift-wrap too – perfect for Christmas!
So, what does Ingrid say?
“All my work is handmade by myself somewhere between my native Avignon and adoptive Liverpool. I like colourful fabrics, beautiful pictures and nice objects and I find making jewellery a very pleasant way of displaying those elements which otherwise may end up in a cupboard or in the bin. My main inspirations are Nature and childhood memories.”
She also works on commissions, so if you find a picture you would like to turn into a jewel and see regular news about her work visit www.ijkreation.blogspot.com
Don’t forget Ingrid will be selling her unique creations alongside 100 more contemporary artists and makers at the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall, Liverpool this Saturday 27th November 2010 between 10am-5pm!