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Isabelle Busnel

Isabelle Busnel is French and lives in London. After a 15-year career in finance and banking, she felt an urge to express herself in a different way and decided to retrain academically. She obtained an HND in jewelry in 2008 and a Research MA in 2010, both from the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (London Metropolitan University). 

Busnel now splits her time between creating original jewelry, writing a blog about Applied Arts and Contemporary Craft, conducting workshops and travelling to exhibit her work.  Her silicone brooches and necklaces are rooted in the most traditional heritage through the use of iconic pieces of classic jewelry (pearls, cameos, animals, stones, skulls, flowers…). Her intention is that their original arrangement, the use of silicone rubber as unexpected non-precious material, and the white uniform color make those brooches and necklaces visually intriguing and socially communicative. Each piece is handmade and is a one-off piece or part of a limited edition. Busnel’s work is exhibited in many galleries around the world. 

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