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Hi, I am Libby Thomson, the founder of Cecily Clune and bees hold a special place in my heart - a fact that's hardly a secret.
To me, they embody qualities of beauty, practicality, organization, and relentless hard work – exactly what I want Cecily Clune to stand for.
Interestingly, historical figures like Napoleon recognized the bee's symbolism, adopting it as the emblem of new France.
Even Plato drew parallels between bees and harmonious community dynamics.
Throughout history, art, fashion, and literature, bees have been celebrated for their extraordinary attributes, and Cecily Clune truly acknowledges this.
However, the true magic lies in the crafting process.
Creating the Cecily Clune bee is a labour of artistry.
It took intense effort to perfect the texture and impeccable proportions. Crucially, it had to be distinctly bee-like, steering clear of any resemblance to something to swat.
It couldn't be cute -
it had to be elegant and I learned that there is a fine line between the two!
Our Bees so far.
Our inaugural bee was designed as a charm to grace our bags, coated in a soft 14k gold finish. Collaborating with skilled artisans, we utilized 3D printing to achieve the precise proportions, striving for perfection.
In 2023, our latest bee iteration takes centre stage. This version is designed to be affixed to our bags, harmonizing with the bag's closure mechanism. Compact and sleek, it lies flush against the leather, radiating brightness while retaining its tasteful luxury.
The meticulous journey began with hand-polishing all metal components, followed by a matte silver coating, culminating in the final opulent gold covering. Known as “Dior” plating, this process is a symphony of elegance.
Though time-intensive, the results are utterly rewarding and we cannot wait to reveal our new bee to you.
Our new bees have arrived and we made a matching Cecily Clune logo charm.
My fascination with bees extends beyond aesthetics. As an avid beekeeper, I tend to hives nestled in my garden. These hives play a role in educating schoolchildren about apiculture, with proceeds from honey sales benefiting schools.
Bees truly are exceptional creatures, brimming with lessons and admiration..