Clara Fantassin

There was a time when I saw myself as being truly different from the person I thought I was, and the person I have been. I felt like an adult. Adulting means feeling more involved because I finally cared. Then there was the deconstruction. It’s inevitable. It hurts, but it makes you stronger. That's the deal.


You don't have a choice if you want to believe in something. Feeling different, is feeling you have changed as well. Taking that step forward. A threshold. Hopefully.

I've collected all of my writings. I have found unfinished novels, imaginary tribunes and collections of poetry passed on under the mantle. Selected pieces and punchlines of poor taste, I found myself with quotes that seemed to me the sincerest. I mixed them up and distributed them in six uneven parts. This is the project I called "Best - of". A series of six pages that would have escaped from this clandestine book.



It is following this project and thanks to the collective Hybrid Wave of which I am a member that I met Samuel Huguenin. He contacted me with his project " Bijoux d'artiste ". He told me about his work, his workshop, his vision of art and his conception of craftsmanship. He already had a precise idea of the collaboration he wanted to realize with me. I sent him these pages that I had just completed. He read them. He understood me quickly and guessed the rest. This is what made the project strong and intimate. From my writings, he chose four passages that he transformed into jewels. Accompanied by his collaborators, they created four singular pieces. Each of them is the reflection of a project made of encounters in troubled times and of a common feeling, that of being anchored in one's time while feeling as close as possible to the edge. A feeling that encourages this search for a different life.


The pieces

The collaboration will consist of four jewels. There will be a sautoir and three bracelets. The necklace will be numbered from 1 to 3. The three bracelets will be numbered from 1 to 10.


Here are the four excerpts that will be inscribed on the different pieces.

« II have a notebook filled with names, addresses, codes, floors, apartment and letterbox numbers. I have a dozen sets of keys to match my double life. Just like a jailer, who isn’t going anywhere. If I had a hot iron in my hand, I would brand them like livestock. Brand their hearts and minds, their asses too. Asses first. I feel cold when I’m not playing with fire. I’m always late. Late for love. Still enamoured with the lover I just left. »


« I feel cold when I’m not playing with fire »
« Accidentally androgynous. »
« Flower in the gun, and guns in the eyes. »


Sautoir size :

Weight around : 166 grs

Length around : 139,5 cm (55 inch)
Width around :  0,6 cm (0,24 inch)


Bracelets size:

Weight around : 19 grs

Length around : 18 cm (7,10 inch)
Width around :  0,6 cm (0,24 inch)