I’ve never grown up….
I like fairy tales, and I believe in them. I like to play. I love to learn and I live every moment of my life as if it were the only one.
This is my reality…When I work on a jewel I enter my own world and I get lost in my fantasies. I love Nature, its geometry and colours, elegant and harmonious movements of water and leaves, sky and impalpable clouds…
I love Fairies and the Leprechauns’ World where everything is fascinating, mysterious, and possible! When Nature and Fairy Tales mingle together, everything becomes wonderful and magical…
I say what I think, I follow my soul and I love being with people, listening to their thoughts, learning from their lives, sharing their ups and downs.
I believe in friendship, which is the most disinterested form of love. A friend, a real one, is forever: a friend will never judge, but will share. When we hear a knock at the door, if they understand that we need them they will stay, but if they understand that we need to be alone, they will leave us alone.
A friend is part of us and will never betray us or hurt us.
Do you consider me a dreamer? If yes, please, do not wake me up!
An American in Paris? No! A (romantic) Italian in London…
Francesca Marcenaro is an Italian in love with London, where she settled after having lived most of her life in Tuscany. She is passionate about her Country’s culture.
“In Italy Art is everywhere: there are beautiful, ancient buildings, magnificent sculptures, elegant pavements on the road. I grew up thinking that looking at the most magnificent architecture was a normal thing. Italy is like an open air beautiful treasure and it is also the country of sun, light and warmt. Fruits, vegetables and flowers embellish the landscape with colours and unforgettable scents.”
Francesca took classical studies and after university she became a lawyer.
“Throughout my career as family lawyer, I had the privilege to meet incredible people who taught me a lot about life, challenges and self confidence. I understood that we can never judge other people, but we can always learn from them.”
Francesca always loved to design jewellery and to make pieces for herself and her friends. She followed jewellery courses at the Istituto d’Arte in Florence to learn how to work with precious metals.
Her passion for jewellery grew stronger until she decided to turn her hobby into a full-time job.
“I love challenges and after 20 years practicing law I felt it was time to re-invent my life.”
Now she lives in London, inspired by different cultures.
“London is a city where beeing different is a quality, not a flaw. It is the pole of attraction for creatives, strong personalities, a sparkling centre of energy where differences between people are not a wall, but the opportunity to share and exchange cultures, dreams and projects. Inspiration is everywhere, the energy around the streets is tactile. People from everywhere around the world come to London and make things happen.”
Since 2004 Francesca’s unmistakable signature in jewellery is “Glass Granulation”. Inspired by the ancient techniques of Granulation ( made with granules of gold) and Enamelling (made with glass powder) Francesca uses glass granules to do granulation. The effect is a “soft”, unique and charming sparkle which accentuates the natural look of her pieces.