So how do you pronounce C'est La Vie?!

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

How do you pronounce this name, and what it is anyway??

Pronounced - "say la vee"

C'est la vie is French for 'That's the life' or 'it's the life' - so that works well when you consider that I am combining the best of my work and leisure and location and pouring it all into this new venture. Sailing, Harken and our seaside holiday location on the Solent.

Of course, my name is also Vie; so it is a pun on 'That's the Vie'.

And, when you don't see it written down it also sounds like 'Sailor Vie' - which is me as well!

So it's perfect, don't you think? :-)

Gold! My first gold piece; shackle necklace

Posted on February 07, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

My first Gold!

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Sneak Preview of NEW jewellery

Posted on February 07, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

Cute Propellers!

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New leather cord shackle bracelet

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

New leather cord shackle bracelet.

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Improve the Cord block bracelet

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

New jewellery ideas for 2017

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

Coming soon! I have just sent off a 3 blade propeller, a very small long shackle and the 'Katie' shell to be professionally moulded and cast.

My first foray into gold - for the tiny shackle.  Very excited to be able to offer my first gold piece of jewellery! I will probably launch it at the Dinghy Show 2017.

New Reef Knot silver ring

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

Finally got around to making a Reef Knot ring to match my range of reef knot jewellery - bangle, charm bracelet and necklace.

It's easy and comfortable to wear, and I think I will be making many more of these.  This first one is a gift for my nephew Jamie - a very cool dude indeed! He thinks it will make a good signet type ring for his little finger.  I hope he likes it!

Reef knot ring