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Making the Promise Collection Jewelry Line

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 26. Nov, 2016 | Comments Off

The “Promised” jewelry line by Mon Coeur Jewelry was created from re-purposed antique mother-of-pearl shell fan blades which were carved and engraved with silver in-lay creating stunning dangle earrings, pendants, and necklaces. Each one of a kind piece of jewelry was skillfully hand-made.
After Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, a huge clean-up effort began in [...]

Chokers are Back!

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 17. Nov, 2016 | No Comments

Creating a ribbon choker.

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Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 04. Jan, 2011 | Comments Off

Mon Coeur has a Facebook page! Click the following link http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Mon-Coeur-Jewelry/330986310649 target=”_blank” for information about current and finished projects, pictures, reviews, comments, events, and much more.

 
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The Beader and the Battleship

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 14. Sep, 2010 | Comments Off

“Hello? Can you hear me? Janet?” The caller was shouting and sounded a little uncertain. “Yes,” I responded, “I can hear you clearly.” “My name is Kim. I’m calling from the belly of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.” She said.
This has got to be a gag. I thought. Who would be calling me from the belly [...]

Jade

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 14. Sep, 2010 | Comments Off

By Janet Bruno-Small and Larry Small
An ancient Chinese fable tells the story of Chan Lo, a stone carver who carved his stones according to what the stone told him it wanted to be. Eventually, the Great Emperor of China heard of Chan’s accomplishments and commanded him to carve a dragon of wind and fire from [...]

A New Life for old Cameos

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 13. Sep, 2010 | Comments Off

These Lovely Antique Treasures Make Beautiful Contemporary Jewelry
Do you have a cameo resting in the bottom of your jewelry box? One that you can’t wear because its clasp is broken or the edge is chipped? It’s time to resurrect it. I have always admired these lovely miniature works of art; they are the essence of [...]

The Glitter of Gold

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 08. Feb, 2010 | Comments Off

 By Janet Bruno-Small and Larry Small
 Through the millennium gold has been used by most culture as a means of expression. Rulers have used it to display their wealth, or to appease the gods and the goddesses as a token to enter the afterlife in good stead. Explorers have ventured into the unknown parts of the [...]

Pearls By Janet Bruno-Small

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 15. Jan, 2010 | Comments Off

The mystery and beauty of the ocean have long enticed people to dive down into the blue to find the oyster. Man has torn them from their beds and ripped them open; looking for the grains of sand that time has coated to form a dazzling spectacle.
“Kinko lifted the flesh, and there it lay, the [...]

Birthstones The secret powers of our most precious stones By Janet Bruno-Small and Larry Small

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 13. Jan, 2010 | Comments Off

Thirteenth-century Venetian gem dealer, Marco Polo traveled east in search of gems. In the Mongolian empire he entertained the fierce Kubla Khan with his travel stories and in payment was given turquoise, jade, Burmese rubies, and Ceylon sapphires. There he encountered the first paper currency. Amazed that anyone would trade irreplaceable gems for rice paper, [...]

Louisiana - A Community for Artists and Art Lovers

Posted by Janet Bruno-Small in Mon Coeur Artist Blog on 02. Jun, 2009 | Comments Off

Louisiana has a large community of artists and art lovers. This fact is an important reason for Louisianans to support the ARTS in our communities. We are known world wide for our beloved French Quarter with its architectural beauty, and the eclectic population it houses and draws: artists, musicians, writers, poets, dancers, art conservators, museum curators, actors, etc. and all those that appreciate these talents. Now if we look into all the communities that make up Louisiana we would find many such areas that foster the ARTS.


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