Virginie “Vie” Blakey is a French, self-taught visual artist and artisan jeweler. She grew up in the Lorraine region in northeast France and now works in her home studio in Los Angeles. Unsatisfied with what she saw in the market, Vie decided to bring to life what appealed to her about the ancient world inspired by museum collections. As appreciation for her unique designs grew, she created Vis a Vis Jewelry in 2005.
Inspired by the ancient mythology and the outdoors, Vie handcrafts her own molds from sculptures, coins, cameos and other historical objects. She hand carves her own stamps. Vie makes each piece individually and signs the back. Every piece has its own authentic look and feel, recreating the much sought-after aesthetic of historic artifacts with a stroke of modern design.
See Vie’s exquisite designs at Art on Main Street on January 5th & 19th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Art on Main Street
78100 Main Street
Old Town La Quinta, CA 92253