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} PucesPop Automne/Fall 2014

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It’s time for the Fall edition of Puces Pop again!! YAY!
I’ll be there with all my inventory, plus some new jewelry pieces as well!

St-Denis Church (5075, Rivard St., Montreal)
Just in front of Laurier metro (Laurier exit)
Friday Sept 19th: 2 to 8pm
Sat/Sun Sept 20th-21st: 11am to 6pm

See you there! :)

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C’est de nouveau le temps de Puces Pop! YOUPPI!
J’y serai avec tout mon inventaire, en plus de plusieurs nouveautés bijoux!

Église St-Denis (5075, rue Rivard, Montréal)
Juste en face du métro Laurier (sortie Laurier)
Vendredi 19 sept: 14h à 20h
Sam/Dim 20-21 sept: 11h to 18h

On se voit là! :)

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} Nea 20% OFF SALE 8yr Anniversary

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It’s that time of the year again! Weeeeee!

Another year of existence for Nea, a 8th one that is. It’s been a journey (and still is), with it’s ups and downs, with some expectations dashed and some wild hopes granted, and that’s accurate as much for the business than the personal side. BUT, I’m still hanging in there! ;)

So, celebrate with me!!
From August 18th to 31st,
get 20% OFF anything and everything in my Etsy Shop!
Simply use the promocode “NEAis8” at checkout! :)

‘Til next time! ;)

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C’est CE temps-là de l’année de nouveau, ouiiiiiii!

Une additionnelle année d’existance pour Nea, la 8e. Ce fut (et est toujours) une épopée, avec les hauts et les bas, incluant des attentes démolies et des espoirs irréalistes réalisés, et cela autant pour le côté affaires que le côté personnel. MAIS, je suis encore là! ;)

Alors, célèbrez avec moi!!
Du 18 au 31 août,
tout est à 20% de rabais dans ma boutique Etsy!
Utilisez le code promo “NEAis8” au checkout, et voilà! :)

À bientôt! ;)

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} Puces Pop Automne 2013

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Puces Pop Automne 2013 arrive vite!

Puces Pop, c’est des dizaines d’artisans dans les domaines de la bouffe, joaillerie, art, déco, mode, objets utilitaires… Tant de joli à découvrir et admirer!

J’y serai avec les nouveautés 2013 ainsi que les classiques, et puis plein de sourires ;) On se voit là, oui?!

Église St-Michel (105, rue St-Viateur Ouest, Montréal)
Jeudi 26 septembre: 16h à 20h
Vendredi 27 septembre: 12h à 20h
Samedi 28 et dimanche 29 septembre: 11h à 18h

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Puces Pop Spring 2013 is coming up quick!

Puces Pop is about dozens of artisans of fields ranging from food, jewelry, art, decor, fashion, object… So much to discover!

I will be there with the new items of 2013 as well as the classics, and of course lots of smiles! ;) I’ll see you there, right?!

St-Michel Church (105 St-Viateur Street West, Montreal)
Thursday september 26th: 4 to 8pm
Friday september 27th: 12 to 8pm
Saturday september 28th and Sunday 29th: 11am to 6pm

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} Mural Festival Photo Day

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Recently (ok, OKAY, many weeks ago already…), I learned about the Mural Festival here in Montreal, and thought right away about my friend Pierre and how we’d been saying we should do a photo day together since we first met many months earlier. Perfect opportunity right?!

Now, this is also a tad intimidating for me, since Pierre’s actually a freelance photographer. As in full-time job. I mean, the dude lives for and from his camera, he’s super talented, and here I am wanting to “mesure up”? Huhhhh, I don’t think so. lol!

Sooo, I put that scary thought way far in my mind, and went in with my usual approach for photodays, which I would qualify more as fascination. It really does fascinate me that two people can go at the same spot, at the exact same time, and come up with such different results. The eye doesn’t see the same from a person to the next, nor does the connections in each brain follow the same route. (And nor does our photography and life experiences, nor gear, match. lol) Our end results clearly shows all of that!

That goes to prove one of my favorite mottos: everyone is different, and also same. Sure, generalization can be useful to explain a point or theory, but fact of the matter is, we are unicity.

Anyway! Back to the main subject… Mural Festival. It was a street art event that was held on St-Laurent street in June, so I’m kinda later for this post. But then again, two positives: 1- those big murals are still there yo. ;) and 2- Pierre was quick publishing his shots on his blog, so it balances out my tardiness… Doesn’t it…? Maybe…? No…? Ah… Alrighty then. lol!

Here we go for mine! (Feel free to click to see bigger versions.)

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Oops, wasn’t I there for Mural? … As you can see, I must admit I felt myself kinda fighting against my natural photography instincts. I tend to go macro, nature or architecture when I’m out with my camera. SO, I sometimes had to “force myself” to explore that for what I was there. There is hope, cause I was able to do a little of it…

The talent of some people, I tell ya! Wowsa!

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Aaaaaand back to regular macro/nature/architecture programming… lol! (And, do note the lack of one single portrait, compared to tons of them captured thru Pierre’s eyes! I really DO like humans, I swear. lol)

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Well there it is! :)

To end, two last pictures, showing HOW MUCH my camera needs a well deserved cleaning after over 7yrs of service. See all those dots?! Yeah. In a busy image, they don’t show, but in skies, it’s a pain. Used to be only 2-3, so it was easy to clean up in Photoshop, but now they are allll overrrr and it’s driving me nutsssss! I just need to GO DO IT…

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} Item of the Week Promo

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A new month, so, the “Item of the Week” promo is back! :)

For July, an airy piece that has an organic feel to it: nature inspired with a pop of color! Featuring the lovely chartreuse green color that I adore so much (it is, after all, my office wall color!) and tiny little leaves, and if you love asymmetry, you will be served!

So, the Leona Necklace, in either silver or gold tone, is now $28,
that’s more than 20% off the original price, from July 8 to 14!

Go get it! Simply go to my Etsy Shop! :)

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Un nouveau mois, alors la promo “Item de la semaine” est de retour! :)

Pour juillet, une pièce légère qui projette un look organique: inspirée par la nature avec une touche de couleur éclatante! Mettant en vedette ce vert chartreuse que j’adore tant (après tout, c’est la couleur de mur de mon bureau!) et des petites feuilles délicates, si vous aimez l’assymétrie, alors vous serez servis!

Donc, le collier Leona, en teinte argentée ou dorée, est maintenant 28$,
donc plus de 20% de rabais sur le prix d’origine, du 8 au 14 juillet!

Visiter ma boutique Etsy et il sera à vous! :)

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} New Consignment Shops

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Hey everyone! :)
I have had 4 new great consignment shops holding my jewelry in the recent weeks, so I thought I’d inform y’all, in case you live/visit nearby — go check it out! :)

Bonjour vous autres! :)
J’ai maintenant 4 nouvelles boutiques qui tiennent mes bijoux dans les dernières semaines, alors je voulais vous en informer, au cas où vous vivez/visitez dans le coin! Allez faire un tour! :)

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Jérôme
1520, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal

Artêria
625, rue Shefford, Bromont

Tribus
166, rue St-Amable, Vieux-Montréal
*De juin à septembre, boutique extérieure (fermé les jours de pluie)*
*From June to September, exterior store (closed on rainy days)*

JV Studios
103 Fourth Ave (2nd Floor), Ottawa

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} Item of the Week Promo

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The “Item of the Week” promo for a 3rd time! Kinda loving this now ;)

For June, I chose a piece that is simple, but elegant and edgy at the same time. Featuring matte black metal feathers and sparkly silver plated chain, they tinkle lightly in your ears as you go about your day. Always loved that fact about them!

And so, the Raven Earrings are now $24,
that’s 20% off the original price during this week!

Now is the time! Go to my Etsy Shop and get your pair! :)

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La promo “Item de la semaine” est de retour pour la troisième fois!  Je commence à aimer ça! ;)

Pour juin, j’ai choisi des boucles d’oreilles simples, mais élégantes et modernes à la fois. Mettant en vedette des plumes de métal noires mattes et des chaînes scintillantes plaquées argent, elles carillonnent doucement vos oreilles pendant que vous vaquez à vos activités. J’ai toujours aimée ce détail d’elles!

Donc, les boucles Raven sont maintenant 24$,
ce qui donne 20% de rabais sur le prix original durant cette semaine!

C’est maintenant le temps de visiter ma boutique Etsy et d’acquérir les vôtres! :)

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} Puces Pop Printemps 2013

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Puces Pop Printemps 2013, c’est cette fin de semaine!

Puces Pop, c’est des dizaines d’artisans dans les domaines de la bouffe, joaillerie, art, déco, mode, objets utilitaires… Tant à découvrir!

J’y serai, accompagnée de mes items classiques, des nouveautés 2013, ainsi qu’avec quelques extras nouveaux morceaux jamais même dévoilés encore (incluant, imaginez-vous donc, un bracelet… on n’arrête pas le progrès! hihi).

J’espère vous y voir après votre bagel du matin! :)

Église St-Michel (105, rue St-Viateur Ouest, Montréal)
Vendredi 31 mai: 18h à 21h
1er et 2 juin: 11h à 18h

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Puces Pop Spring 2013 is this weekend!

Puces Pop is about dozens of artisans of fields ranging from food, jewelry, art, decor, fashion, object… So much to discover!

I will be there with my classics, my new items of 2013, as well as with a couple of never even revealed extra pieces (including a bracelet – can you even believe it? lol).

I hope to see you there after your morning bagel! :)

St-Michel Church (105 St-Viateur Street West, Montreal)
Friday May 31st: 6pm to 9pm
June 1st and 2nd: 11am to 6pm

 

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} A Friendly Valentines

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Well, I’m single. It’s Valentines day.

And even tho my dream relationship wouldn’t actually have to celebrate it (yeah.), and since this “holiday” is all in our faces today, I thought I’d notice it positively with some friendship love!

Friendship (all kinds, from close to afar, from everyday to sporadic) is totally the most important thing is my life. :)

So! Here is what (some of – can’t put everyyyyoneeee! lol) my great creative friends are up to these days!

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Noémie, aka Noemiah, never ceases to amaze me in general, but especially these past few months with her recent new creations featuring wonderful texture mixes, from feather as well as with brass and cord. <3

Paule has been blogging her heart out recently! As loving and giving as she is, it’s not surprising that she is offering free desktop calendars over there! Go back every month and beautify your ‘puter! <3

Guylaine, aka Tomate d’épingles, is always finding new creative ways of recycling everyone’s trash, like these commercial printer materials turned into fashionably cool earrings! <3

Tamara, aka ThisIlk, is the lace queen! She’s recently been intertwining her favorite material with tons of metals, making it an even more super edgy combo! <3

Mélanie, the sterling silver expert, has been exploring a lot with brass lately! I’m totally a brass fan, hence, I going totally crazy each time I see her sporting a new brass piece. Truly. <3

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Martin, aka Mastereiz, officially launched his first CD! For any trip hop, electronic or ambiant music fans, it’s worth look and a buy on Bandcamp! <3

Alex, aka at.images, has been working hard on growing his photography business and finding his niche. He truly excels in portraits and lighting, and you should totally treat yourself to a session! <3

Pierre is a music fanatic, and can be seen front row shooting dozens of shows every year. I’m a total fan of his urban-Montreal-scene pictures, gotta say. He recently redesigned his whole website, also adding a blog, and I’m totally impressed by it. (Also, he’s offering 20% off prints, and 30% off any portrait/headshot session, both until the end of February!) <3

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} New Jewelry Preview


This weekend is Puces Pop Fall edition craft fair, and so I always try to create a few new items before it! Here’s a little preview for you all! Monochrome, metal, clean lines, sterling silver wires…

Items will go in my Etsy shop next week, if ever you’re not in Montreal this weekend :)

While I’m at it, one of my necklaces (Topo Necklace 1) was seen on TV this week, in the first episode of the season of La Galère. WOOHOO! Always a nice surprise!! :)

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} Crafty Chicks, Part 2


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My favorite blog post that I have ever written was Crafty Chicks: The Story. Probably because it was personal, and talked about ladies I love and admire so much: Noémie, Mélanie, Tamara and Paule.

And it is probably of the most read post I’ve ever written in the past 6.5 years.

To recap, on a regular weekday, we went, all 5 friends, to breakfast. After that, while walking around, I realized I was having such an everyday life wonderful time with such diverse great women. And so I decided to stop them all on the sidewalk, and took a spur of the moment shot of, well, all our feet.

9 months later, on a mushy emotional day, and with that picture as a forefront, I wrote that blog post, dedicating some little blurbs to each of them, while wishing they would still be in my life for years to come.

Last night, we all went for supper at Tamara’s new place. And about 10 minutes before leaving, I remembered that picture, and went to check out when I had taken it exactly? Turns out, it was a week shy of being exactly 2 years ago. How great!! I grabbed my camera, and off we went. When I mentioned the “2 years” fact to the girls, the reaction was “WHAT!? Really!?”

And so in the midst of chitchatting away, making pizza and drinking a glass of wine (but I’ll stick to beer, thanks. lol), we all gathered on the balcony, and I took a new shot of it all, in the same order of appearance from the original photo.

We’ve all changed and grown, but we’re also all the same.

It was a really fun night, no doubt. But I think it was much more than that for me. It was realizing, once more, how important these ladies are to me. How precious it is to be able to talk about anything honestly to any and all of them, knowing there won’t be judgement. And that there will be comfort (a listener, a pep talk, a smile, a tear…) if needed.

I’ve always known this is a rare thing in life. Even more lately, the past few weeks and months, I’ve been really aware of this.

All to say that I’m just SO THANKFUL that life has put us all in the same path at some point.

I hope to be able to take another version of these pictures in another 2 years. :)

Je vous aime tant! :) <3

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} Atelier-D




I recently visited 2 local design shows (SIDIM and HAUT&FORT) and found out about Atelier-D, aka Jonathan Dorthe.

He dabbles in furniture and accessories for the home, in wood, metal, plexi and fabric. You can actually see the thought put into every item offered… Just gorgeous!

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} New Colorful at Nea!









Summer is around the corner, yeah? So it’s a perfect timing for colorful new Nea items!

I’m also working on more new stuff coming in the following weeks. Creative juices are flowinggggg!

Click on the pictures to be taken to the listings! What ya think? ;)

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} Puces Pop Printemps 2012





This weekend is Spring Puces Pop, and I’m very glad to be part of it again!!

Come say hello, and see some new styles that I’ve cooked up for y’all in the past few weeks! Colorful, as you can see above!

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. They’ll be in my Etsy Shop sometime in the next week! :)

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Cette fin de semaine sera le Puces Pop Printemps, et je suis bien contente d’en faire partie de nouveau!!

Venez me dire une petit bonjour, et voir de nouveaux modèles que j’ai concocté pour vous dans les dernières semaines! Coloré, comme vous pouvez voir plus haut!

Si vous ne pouvez vous y rendre, ne vous inquiètez pas! Les nouveautés seront dans ma boutique Etsy d’ici une semaine! :)

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} Nea et Buk&Nola


On May 5th, from 10am to 5pm, I’m having a special event at one of my consignment stores, Buk & Nola!

I’ll be there all day, with tons of jewelry (and also lots of stitched pieces!), so you can come see me and chit chat a little, as well as get 15% OFF any jewelry purchase! (Not applicable on stitched pieces.)

Hope to see you there!! :)

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Le 5 mai, de 10h à 17h, il y aura un petit évènement spécial dans une de mes boutiques de consigne, Buk & Nola!

J’y serai toute la journée, avec une tonne de bijoux (et aussi beaucoup de broderie!), alors vous pouvez venir me voir et jaser un peu, et profiter de 15% de RABAIS sur n’importe quel achat de bijoux! (Non applicable aux items brodés.)

J’espère vous y voir!! :)

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