samples of stephey's creative process

The art in this shop is handmade by Stephey or Claudette, daughter & mother, using a variety of fine art techniques and high-quality materials. Each piece travels through several stages before it finishes in the boutique – like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.

In the first stage – the pupa stage – several ink sketches are created, and begin to shape the concept. At this stage, the piece is like an egg – anything is possible.

During the next stage – the Gathering Stage – a prototype is created and various techniques are experimented with – silversmithing, wrapping, stone setting, color fusion, drawing, printmaking, advanced watercolor techniques, fabric and stitching patterns – to bring all the resources together to discover what works specifically for the piece.

In the Gestation stage, artists produce a full-color drawing and research their chosen materials and colors. The decision whether it will be a one-of-a-kind piece or limited edition is made. The Gestation stage continues until the piece has everything it needs to come to fruition – every unique aspect belongs together to create the design.

Finally, the piece is finished. It emerges and is ready to share its colors with the world.

Please visit, Marked by the Muse on Instagram and see Stephey's creative process in action.