Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Antique French Perfume Bottle Necklace Pendants

We have listed a few new Antique French Perfume bottle Necklaces this week, to take a peek, click on the link below!


Antique French GUILLOCHE Enamel Bracelets Necklaces Pendants

We adore this French delight and search the globe far and wide to be able to offer pieces of jewelry that incorporate this technique.

If you are seeking a particular color of piece, please inquire within!


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Guilloché (Guilloche) is an engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically etched into an underlying material with fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine “that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”. The machine improved upon the more time-consuming practice of making similar designs by hand, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, and closeness of the line, as well as greater speed.

Another account gives the credit of inventing this method to Hans Schwanhardt (- 1621) and the spreading of it, to his son-in-law Jacob Heppner (1645).
Yet another account is that it derives from the French word for an engraving tool, not the engine turning machine.

Guilloche is a repetitive architectural pattern used in classical Greece and Rome of two ribbons winding around a series of regular central points. These central points are often blank, but may contain a figure, such as a rose. Guilloche is a back-formation from guilloché, so called because the architectural motif resembles the designs produced by Guilloche techniques.

Guilloche describes a narrow instance of guilloche: a design, frequently architectural, using two curved bands that interlace in a pattern around a central space. Some dictionaries give only this definition of guilloche, although others include the broader meaning associated with guilloché as a second meaning. Note that in the original sense, even a straight line can be guilloché, and persons using the French spelling and pronunciation generally intend the broader, original meaning. Translucent enamel was applied over guilloché metal by Peter Carl Fabergé on the Faberge eggs and other pieces from the 1880’s.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

French Antique Religious JEWELRY ~ Saint Joan of Arc

Looking for a One of a Kind Antique Jewelry piece...

one with a past, history and a look all of its own?
I seek out pieces of Saint Joan of Arc I can use in my designs...
this Saint touches my heart....

Life is too short to wear Boring Jewelry"
Welcome to Lynn Konrad designs.

I am pleased to offer Exceptional, One of a Kind Handmade “Wearable Art.”

French MEERSCHAUM by Lynn Konrad

I adore the religious pieces made of this substance, please see the history below!

Meerschaum is a soft white mineral sometimes found floating on the Black Sea, and rather suggestive of sea-foam (German: Meerschaum (help·info)), whence also the French name for the same substance, écume de mer.Meerschaum is opaque and of white, grey or cream color, breaking with a conchoidal or fine earthy fracture, and occasionally fibrous in texture. Because it can be readily scratched with the nail, its hardness is placed at about 2. The specific gravity varies from 0.988 to 1.279, but the porosity of the mineral may lead to error. Meerschaum is a hydrous magnesium silicate with the formula H4Mg2Si3O10.
Most of the meerschaum of commerce is obtained from Asia Minor, chiefly from the plain of Eskişehir in Turkey, between Istanbul and Ankara. It occurs there in irregular nodular masses, in alluvial deposits, which are extensively worked for its extraction. It is said that in this district there are 4000 shafts leading to horizontal galleries for extraction of the meerschaum. The principal workings are at Sepetçi Ocağı and Kemikçi Ocağı, about 20 miles southeast of Eskişehir. The mineral is associated with magnesite (magnesium carbonate), the primitive source of both minerals being a serpentine.

To see more of these wonderful below!

New Sterling CHARMS Today on Lynn Konrad's FRENCH at HEART

I posted a few new antique casted Sterling Silver Charms today on my site!

To see them below!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lynn Konrad's FRENCHatHEART at the Long Beach Antique Market this Sunday!

Long Beach Antique MarketSunday, August 15, 2010

We will be at the Long Beach antique Market, the third Sunday of this month.
We are in the Blue Section, space D-533.

Please note this is a new space from where we usually are. One row over and 2 spaces down.

If you need help locating us, please call (714) 310-0702.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Lynn Konrad's FRENCH at HEART at San Francisco Gift Show

Another Great show at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco!
Thank you to all my Fantastic Customers!

Susan and I had a wonderful time!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lynn Konrad's FRENCH at HEART at The Hidden Jewel in Costa Mesa Saturday

Featured Artist at Hidden Jewel in Costa Mesa!Saturday, August 7, 2010
We are pleased to be the FEATURED jewelry artist at the Hidden Jewel in Costa Mesa.

To preview our unique one of a kind Jewelry, please visit us.
Open House today from 10:30AM to 2:00 PM.

Hope to see you there!
Any questions, you can reach me at (714) 310-0702.

The Hidden Jewel
1686 Tustin Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(714) 642-3857