Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rich & Rare Were The Gems She Wore

Let me introduce you to Mayu Bijoux, a collection of handmade jewelry inspired by the rich textures of Eastern markets and the vibrant colors of Paris.  Mayu incorporates a unique mixture of vintage beads, fresh water pearls, hand dyed silk, crystals and floral notions into her pieces. The colorful collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings is elegant, yet rough around the edges.
Mayu, originally from Northern California, spent summers in Kyoto, Japan with her grandparents, scouring the flea markets for trinkets and textiles. Later, Mayu lived in Paris, working in a small couture bridal house. Her travels throughout Jordan, Turkey, and Tunisia further inspired her collection. Mayu currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Mayu’s love of style, her appreciation of quality artisan work, and her attention to detail, have ultimately created this special collection. She embraces the irregularities of the silk dying process and combines complimentary colors and textures of beads and vintage notions, making each piece unique. As a result to the hands-on process of braiding the silk for the leis, hand-linking the chains, and designing the original moldings for her silver and copper designs, Mayu is able to achieve a rustic, yet fresh and whimsical collection.
I am so thrilled to announce my collaboration with Mayu, as we have teamed up to design an earring exclusively for readers of Gigi Ouf THE BLOG {shown above}. This limited edition design is available on the Mayu Bijoux website, here with a special 20% discount! Pair these earrings with your favorite LBD or simple jeans and a T to add that wow-factor. I mean, an outfit is just an outfit until you add the frosting!!



    XOXO, Melissa

  2. LOVE a lot of the earrings and bracelets!!! Work it into my "Gigi Ouf, custom designed wardrobe."

  3. This jewelery is so gorgeous! LOVE IT.