May 04, 2012

Creative Friday: Zeppelin jewellery

Today's creative Friday features the interesting and unique Zeppelin jewellery. Elodie is the creator and designer behind the Zeppelin label and we were lucky enough to visit her in her lovely home. There is something really intriguing and eye catching about her creations which lured me in. Perhaps it's the materials that she uses (I love her use of fishing tackle!) or the overall feel of the pieces. What ever it is, the Zeppelin jewellery is definitely worth checking out:)! 


Elodie from Zeppelin                                 Photo: Michael Dooney

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in the South East of France (Drôme) and in 2001 I moved to Lille to study textile design.

What is your art/craft and where can we find it?
I create playful, youthful and whimsical jewellery from found objects (flea markets, do-it-yourself and fishing departments...).
I select my materials for their individual beauty and mix them to create something special and add unique character.
Currently, 2 shops sell my pieces, Wood Wood in Berlin and Boutique Mai in Luzern. And soon in Boutique Slow in Brest (France). Concerning the web, I've got an online shop (zeppelin.bigcartel.com) and the e-concept store Minimall has got some pieces.
Zeppelin necklaces


What are the positives in buying handmade items?
Handmade items have a special value. In general they are produced in small scales which makes them more rare, it adds unique character.
Also people who makes handmade items are totally free, they can express their own creativity with no limits which gives once again to items a special and unique character.

 Zeppelin necklace
Where do you find inspiration?
In general, my inspiration comes from the materials themselves I find.They lead me.
Through the jewellery I change their primary use and give them a "second life" revealing a beauty that people often don't pay attention to.
Fishing gear has been a great inspiration for me since the beginning, there is an aesthetic around this hobby that I really like.
Travels are also really inspiring.
But actually I can be inspired  by many different things, i just need to be "touched" by an object, his shape/form, his color, his material.

What motivates you to create?
It's very exciting to create his own pieces.
I have always collected little things, trinkets and materials, hoping to one day be able to incorporate these things in my work, and finally it's done now through jewellery design. It's always really pleasant to get a beautiful piece after hours/days of elaboration but I also really enjoy the process part.
And finally, it's very satisfying to see that people appreciate your work.

What encouraging words/advice would you give to someone who is interested in sparking their creativity?
I would say... go for it! It's so nice to work with his hands!
It's sometimes a bit hard to do the plunge, but then you'll be very proud of yourself.


Product photos from Zeppelin
Zeppelin website 

9 comments:

  1. Awesome jewelry. Thanks for sharing.

    I love your blog. You girls are too cute.

    Catherine (your newest follower)
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  2. Super post! Bravo!
    Angela Donava

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  3. Ich schreib auf Deutsch :) mein Englisch ist unterirdisch, hab mich in die Ohrringe verknallt, muss die mir bestellen. Vielen Dank für den Post, sobald sie mein sind, werden sie gleich auf glamdevils.com vorgestellt. Ach, wenn ich doch nur in Berlin leben könnte anstatt in diesem kleinen Kaff... :)

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  4. I like how natural and original are her creation!! What a ovely interview dear! Thanks for sharing!!!

    xoxo

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