::: 100% Handmade by Valou in California :::
::: 100% Handmade by Valou in California :::
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About me...

Born and raised in a small village in the Southern Rhône-Alpes region of France, I grew up with a desire to explore the world and follow my artistic aspirations.

Moving to the United States in the early 90's was the very first step towards finding my calling.
After several years learning different mediums to fulfill my curiosity,
I stumbled upon the art of glassmaking.
- something that had always mesmerized me as a young girl admiring the glass mastery in my neighboring country of Italy. 

 Irresistibly attracted to the idea of discovering new horizons and meeting people of other nations, I embarked on a backpacking adventure around the world gathering gems and artifacts as well as some of the most amazing memories of my life. 

Continuing the art path in a natural progression,
I ventured into silversmithing which soon became my favorite 
form of self-expression.

Later on awarded a Utility Patent for a new concept a.k.a "3cap" design,
I have been exploring the Mineral Kingdom and producing my line of rings ever since.   

I now reside in a Californian National Forest among peaceful nature
where I create each piece by hand, using time-honored fabrication
processes,
and only :)