When I get homesick for Sweden, where I grew up, I always do one of two things. I either make some mulled wine, even if it is almost 40 degrees Celsius outside, or I make a Swedish house necklace.
This one in fine silver is my favourite, it has a chimney and little golden heart on the door and looks a lot like my family’s falu red summer cottage outside the small town of Kalmar in the south of Sweden. No straight angles, wild garden, pear trees full of white fragrant flowers in springtime, surrounded by fog thick like dancing elves in Autumn mornings.
I love our new range of jewellery that has been plated with matte 22 karat gold; it is sleek and sophisticated but still with our usual edge. The different necklaces in the series look amazing layered and also look great with silver; the mixed metal look is still huge this season as you might have noticed if you have been checking out the scene at NY fashion week.
New York jewellery artist Pamela Love has not only created some of the most beutiful jewellery I have ever seen, she also has amazing style. I will let the photos speak for themselves; words are not really necessary here. I found out from her website (www.pamelalovenyc.com) that she began making jewellery in her apartment in Brooklyn seven years ago, and since then built up a full production facility and design studio in Manhattan. Pamela’s jewellery line is also ethical; most metal is recycled and all the stones are ethically sourced. And everything is made in that studio in Manhattan, that it would be a dream for me to one day visit.
Paramount double finger ring
Tribal spike necklace
I am pretty bohemian, so much that I sometimes I verge on crazy cat lady. I love beaded bracelets; I stack them on my arms, particularly in summer. I absolutely love these, made by Maasai women in Tanzania. If you buy one, the profit goes to them; towards education and development of their businesses. They are about 12 dollars and if you think of the time it takes to make one, this is pretty cheap (I know because I make lots of beaded jewellery). I love the colours; imagine these bracelets against sunkissed skin, maybe stacked with some dainty gold chains….
I am really excited about all the new jewellery in our shop!!
Deluxe woven chain bracelets, cute one-of-a-kind Swedish cottages (I make one every time I’m homesick), geometric matte gold necklaces, fingerprint jewellery and – my favourite – very special mokume gane pieces.
Sometimes you come across a blog that makes you smile and cry, and you love it. Rarely, you stumble upon one that also, like minutely dusted dark chocolate powder on a double-shot cappuccino, contains fashion which resonates perfectly with your own style and taste. Today I did: