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Il Etait Une Fois vintage costume jewelry

Il Etait Une Fois vintage costume jewelry

Coral branch brooch. Gold plated metal alloy, art glass. 8.5 cm. 1990s. Il Etait Une Fois vintage costume jewelry

Il Etait Une Fois vintage costume jewelry
French jewelry designer Didier Thebaud began making costume jewelry in 1978, and founded his family company Ca Commence Comme Ca in 1994. Originally, the designed signed his jewelry pieces with his full name Didier Thebaud. However, since 1990s, when his son joined the family business, he changed marking to “Il Etait Une Fois”, which means “Once upon a time”.
Traditionally, the designer used various materials – pewter alloy, silver, brass, bronze, copper, and gold. Made by hand, his collections changed every 6 months showing varied styles and designs – from ethnic to modern, minimalist to geometric. The company sold its products in costume jewelry stores in France and throughout Europe.
The company residing at 1 rue de la Porte de Chartres, 28 320 Gallardon ceased to exist in 2019.

Sunburst flower brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, art glass. 4.5 cm. 1980s

Sunburst flower brooch. Gold tone metal alloy, art glass. 4.5 cm. 1980s

Originally, the designed signed his jewelry pieces with his full name Didier Thebaud

Originally, the designed signed his jewelry pieces with his full name Didier Thebaud

Once upon a time

Maker’s mark which means ‘Once upon a time’

Il Etait Une Fois vintage costume jewelry

1980 gold tone art glass choker necklace

1980 gold tone art glass choker necklace

Abstract design gold tone brooch. 6 cm

Abstract design gold tone brooch. 6 cm

Bean leaf design silver plated bracelet

Bean leaf design silver plated bracelet

Blue glass cabochons silver plated bracelet

Blue glass cabochons silver plated bracelet

Bronze tone flower brooch. 8.5 cm. 1980s

Bronze tone flower brooch. 8.5 cm. 1980s

Cat head gold plated brooch

Cat head gold plated brooch

Signature

Signature

Five pointed star gold plated pendant

Five pointed star gold plated pendant

Floral design 18 K gold plated clip on earrings. 3 cm

Floral design 18 K gold plated clip on earrings. 3 cm

Flower design gold plated necklace

Flower design gold plated necklace

Geometric design gold plated clip on earrings. 2 cm

Geometric design gold plated clip on earrings. 2 cm

Gold plated floral design necklace. 1980

Gold plated floral design necklace. 1980

Grape leaf design textured gold tone necklace

Grape leaf design textured gold tone necklace

Leaves bronze tone brooch. 10 cm

Leaves bronze tone brooch. 10 cm

Modernist design vintage gold tone necklace

Modernist design vintage gold tone necklace

Olive leaf branch gold plated brooch. 13 cm

Olive leaf branch gold plated brooch. 13 cm

Signature

Signature

Silver plated dangling earrings. 6.5 cm

Silver plated dangling earrings. 6.5 cm

Star shaped gold plated brooch. 6 cm

Star shaped gold plated brooch. 6 cm

Zigzag design silver plated earrings

Zigzag design silver plated earrings

Signature

Signature