Remember when I wrote a post about my elusive search for the shell turtle candlestick owned by Joe Nye, Christopher Spitzmiller, and Todd Romano? Well, amazingly enough, I received an email from the candlestick maker herself- the talented French artist Claire Cormier Fauvel. While Claire does occasionally make smaller items for retail shops (like the turtle candlestick she designed for Hollyhock), she spends a majority of her time creating custom design pieces (chandeliers, sconces, etc.) for interior designers. In addition to working with shells, Claire also uses beads and iron to render her masterpieces.
Claire was kind enough to share these photos of her work with me. The pieces are truly wonderful! Although Claire does not yet have a website (she's simply too busy working her magic with shells and beads!), she can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is but a sampling of her amazing work:
Black Mussels Chandelier
Tiny Shells Frame
Eye Detail of Crocodile Chandelier- how fabulous!
Image at top: My dream candlestick in the home of Joe Nye