JEWELRY CREATION

All The Camelia jewels are embroidered and assembled by hand by me in my small workshop located sometimes in Nîmes, in the south of France, sometimes in Leipzig in the East of Germany.

The particularity of The Camelia bijoux is the colorful embroidery that covers every jewel. The embroidery I use is a traditional Moroccan embroidery: Fès embroidery.

Fès embroidery

As the name suggests, this embroidery originates from Fès, imperial city located in the North-East of Morocco. Embroidery is a very old Moroccan traditionso that every region, even city, has its own style. The monochrome Fès embroidery is displayed in blue, red, black or garnet with geometrical and floral patterns. 

Beyond its resolutely modern aesthetic, its particularity lies in the fact that it is strictly identical on both sides.Turn over a Fès embroidery and you will discover scrupulously the same pattern on the other side. The same goes for my jewelry.  It is this specificity that makes the Fès embroidery a very complex technique to learn and master.

I was immediately fascinated by this embroidery during my internship at Salé embroidery school in Morocco (see page "The designer" to know more).Fès embroidery, like the majority of Moroccan embroidery, is traditionally applied to utilitarian textile objects. It is used to sublimate objects of everyday use such as linen and clothes.

My use of the Fès embroidery in the jewelery differs from the Moroccan traditions with the aim of modernizing and to make known this ancestral embroidery beyond the borders of Morocco. 

The Camelia bijoux is the meeting of Moroccan and French know-how in order to enhance the value of craftsmanship. 

The stages of jewelry making

Création des bijoux - The Camelia bijoux

As the name suggests, this embroidery originates from Fès, imperial city located in the North-East of Morocco. Embroidery is a very old Moroccan traditionso that every region, even city, has its own style. The monochrome Fès embroidery is displayed in blue, red, black or garnet with geometrical and floral patterns. 

Beyond its resolutely modern aesthetic, its particularity lies in the fact that it is strictly identical on both sides.Turn over a Fès embroidery and you will discover scrupulously the same pattern on the other side. The same goes for my jewelry.  It is this specificity that makes the Fès embroidery a very complex technique to learn and master.

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