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Simple materials - great designers ... Auguste Bonaz

Maison Bonaz was started around 1910 by César Bonaz, who founded his firm in Oyonnax, located in the east of France. At that time, they primarily created jewelry to be worn in the hair made of cut and carved horn. Extravagant hair combs were an important fashion accessory, and remained...

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Plastic Jewelry ...

a "Fever" for me!

When I was a little girl, I often accompanied my parents to second-hand shops and flea markets. 
We visited remote cities and towns throughout Italy. The visits were fascinating, and even then I was attracted to brightly colored objects, no matter how unusual and useless. 

They reminded me of my father’s extravagant aunt, who used to surprise us with quickie visits wearing all kinds of colorful accessories.
Eventually, plastic jewelry and fashion accessories turned into a real passion, and at every opportunity I added more and more items to my collection – colorful bracelets, necklaces made of tiny dolls, boxes shaped as a leaf or a heart, and much more.
In the 1980s, I went to New York for the first time – what a wonderful land! The markets were full of treasures just waiting for me.
And now it's time to share some of them with you ......