ARTIQUE BOUTIQUE - BOHO LUXE GEMSTONE JEWELLERY - HANDMADE WITH LOVE & CARE

Artique Boutique was born from my love for unique, soulful, feminine jewellery.

Hand crafted from meticulously sourced gemstones, eclectic materials, and precious metals. Handmade with love and care to bring you a little inspiration and enjoyment everyday.

Hello! My name is Joanne and I live on the edge of Dartmoor - the wild and atmospheric moorland that lays at the heart of Devon, England. I like to walk in nature everyday, soaking up the atmosphere, the colours and the light. The influence of my surroundings always seem to find it's way into my creative expressions somehow. My background is as a fine artist, and I think my appreciation of art has greatly influenced my approach to jewellery design. This may be noticeable, perhaps, in the way I blend colours, for example, or the way I use texture quite extensively to create subtle detailing. With each piece I make, I find myself considering how it will hang, it's length, weight, and the way it moves, even who may end up wearing it.

I am totally inspired by the jewellery materials themselves - gemstones, shells, feathers, ribbons, metals and threads. Everyday I delight in the raw materials that sit in my studio. I love to let my imagination wander and pick out little colour stories that weave from one item to another. Colours that speak of the forest, in deep and verdant tones, or perhaps exotic tales of birds and their fanciful feathers - iridescent and exquisite. Every piece has a story to tell, and every customer becomes a part of that story, woven together through the simple act of wearing.

The studio of most artists is usually an interesting place, one where all sorts of items have gathered, either because they are tools of the trade, raw materials, or because they inspired or intrigued in some way. My studio is no different - it's a 3-dimensional sketchbook where my ideas are scattered about for future reference - little piles and collections of beads, fabrics, paint swatches; this and that, here and there - interesting items that form connections and begin to unfold their secrets and stories. I'll start creating something by surveying these little collections and seeing which one I'm drawn to working with on the day, which one speaks to me, which story wants to be told. I'll begin by collecting, gathering and assembling selected bits and pieces - a very organic and enjoyable process, and one that often changes direction, several times even. Which is, of course, all part of the fun, as I much prefer to work intuitively, allowing ideas to unfold naturally.

Thank you for visiting Artique Boutique and spending a little time here with me!

With love,
Joanne