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Brocante: Up-Cycled Jewelry

French Flea Market treasures are retrieved and repurposed into dramatic and amusing art-to-wear!

Nan Gard and Kay Pederson have been collaborating, as Brocante, for ten plus years.

We travel to France to visit the Paris flea

markets which provide us with the components

& inspiration for our artfully designed statement necklaces. We find the artifacts, add antique, vintage, and/or new beads then connect them with stringing wire and/or anodized steel wire.


The necklaces are finished with our own antique button/bead loop fasteners. This gives us our signature look…very bold and dramatically different! 

Our wall art often includes Kay's original watercolor sketches on vintage French ephemera. We add a collection of French artifacts all found in the Flea Markets of Paris.


We’ve sold our upcycled jewelry at art festivals all over the Pacific Northwest.



2016   Best Booth Design- Anacortes Art Festival

Art Festivals

2016-2017     Anacortes Art Festival- Anacortes, WA

2018-2019     Art in the Park- Boise, ID

2014-2019     Art and the Vineyard- Eugene, OR

2013-2023    Corvallis Fall Festival- Corvallis, OR

2017-2019      Lavender Festival- Sequim, WA

2013-2015      Silverton Arts Festival- Silverton, OR

2013-2017      Sisters Harvest Fair- Sisters, OR

2013-2019      Summer Arts Festival-Roseburg, OR

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