About Hirondelle Bijoux
Behind Hirondelle Bijoux is the French artist Agathe. Agathe's artistic work began with birdhouses and pencil cups. She then decided to enter the world of jewelry and attended the Haute École de Joaillerie in Paris in 2006. There she spent four years learning the basics of the jewelry making. She initially worked in high jewelry workshop for a few years before finally taking the plunge in 2016 and founding her own fashion jewelry company. Inspired by little swallows in her uncle's garden, swallows were to become her first collection. This is where her name "Hirondelle Bijoux" comes from, which literally means "swallow jewelry".
Agathe only produces small quantities. She designs and makes all her jewelry herself in her studio. She saws, drills, welds and cuts the brass plates to bring her drawings to life. Agathe works in the traditional way: She uses brass, which she has gold-plated or silver-plated with fine gold by a goldsmith and then finishes with a thin layer of protective lacquer. You can find her fabulous cat collection here!