Handmade solid yellow bronze seastar. Vie made her own mold from a real seastar. Each piece is individually made and signed on the back.
Soldered eyelet on the top.
Nestled 2mm white cz in the center.
14k gold filled ear wire. Gold filled does not rub off or peel off like platted. It has 100 times more gold.
The earrings are about 1" long
M E E T VIE
- HANDCRAFTED WITH LOVE ONE PIECE AT A TIME - Vis à Vis Jewelry
Mythological. Mystical. Timeless.
Virginie “Vie” Blakey is a French, self-taught, visual artist and artisan jeweler. She grew up in the Lorraine region in the north-east part of France and now works from her home studio in Los Angeles. Unsatisfied with what she saw on the market, Vie decided to bring it to life what appealed to her about the ancient jewelry she saw in museums and so forth.
It started as something she made for herself, but soon the appreciation for her unique designs grew, culminating in the creation of Vis à Vis Jewelry in 2005. Inspired by mythology, ancient civilizations and the outdoors, Vie handcrafts her own molds from sculptures, coins, cameos and other historical objects. She uses classic metal smithing and bronze clay techniques and makes each piece individually and then signs the back. Every piece has it’s own unique and authentic look and feel. Vis à Vis Jewelry recreates the much sought-after aesthetic of historic artifacts with a stroke of modern design.
Vie’s collections are already available at the Getty Villa Museums, the Huntington Library Museum and several stores in the United States. Her reputation and recognition as a one-of-a-kind artist is now well established and she regularly travels around the country to participate in Fine Art shows.