My Sweet Home Necklace

My fine silver Swedish house necklace, and Swedish autumn flower skeletons.
My fine silver Swedish house necklace, and Swedish autumn flower skeletons.
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.

Matte gold jewellery

Real skeleton leaf that has been plated with 22 karat gold
Real skeleton leaf that has been plated with 22 karat gold

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.

Top: Golden Angel Wing Padlock Necklace. Bottom: Half Moon Seed Pod Earrings, and Feather Bracelet with tiny bird charm.
Top: Golden Angel Wing Padlock Necklace. Bottom: Half Moon Seed Pod Earrings, and Feather and Bird Bracelet.

 

Style icon: the amazingly talented Pamela Love

Pamela Love. Image from Free People’s Building 25 Blog
Pamela Love. Image from Free People’s Building 25 Blog
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.
From top left: 1. Pamelas beautiful hands. Source: Elle. 2. Pamela's Tribal Spike Necklace, found on Pamela Love NYC.com , which I will one day buy when my credit card has recovered a little (this is NOT overly expensive, just me who has overspent!), 3. Pamela in Time magazine Bottom from left:1. Pamela with her shoes, I believe she has designed these for Nine West (?). 2. Pamela's Paramount Double Finger Ring (from Pamela Love NYC )
From top left: 1. Pamelas beautiful hands. Source: Elle. 2. Pamela’s Tribal Spike Necklace, found on Pamela Love NYC.com , which I will one day buy when my credit card has recovered a little (this is NOT overly expensive, just me who has overspent!), 3. Pamela in Time magazine Bottom from left:1. Pamela with her shoes, I believe she has designed these for Nine West (?). 2. Pamela’s Paramount Double Finger Ring (from Pamela Love NYC )

Paramount double finger ring
Tribal spike necklace

Fashion against poverty


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….

The bracelets are found here.

New arrivals!

These and many more are now available online atOak Mountain Jewellery
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.

Head over to our shop Oak Mountain Jewellery!