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.

 

My first woodland style hair wreath!

I’ve made my first romantic woodland wreath headband, which makes me feel like a forest princess! Photo: James St John.
John Bauer’s Princess Tuvstarr.
Inspired by the change in season, and by the amazing Melbourne-based designer Connie Cao, I made my first woodland-style hair wreath. I love it! It makes me feel like Princess Tuvstarr! I can’t wait to make one in red, and white, and… wait a minute, white with glistening frost. Did I mention that I miss Sweden?

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.

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My obsession with Mokume Gane

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Mokume gane is an old Japanese technique for creating mixed-metal woodgrain patterns. Thanks to Hadar Jacobson, I have learned to make such patterns from metal clay. I just had to try making my own metal clays of traditional Japanese alloys to incorporate in this work and have now successfully made both shibuichi and shakudo clays by mixing commercially available clays in gold, silver and copper. I am really happy with the result, but it took forever to get it right… I can’t really afford metal clays at the moment so this technique will be an occasional treat to myself.

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Woven Chain Bracelet Deluxe

The most AMAZING graduated hand dyed silk cord in the rich, jewel-inspired hues that we will see more and more of in the later half of 2012 and in 2103, arrived today. I couldn’t resist combining it with my best chunky golden brass curb chain to make this bracelet. Available now in our shop!

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Fall 2012 palette from Pantone.com:

Woven Chain Bracelets


My latest addiction: woven chain bracelets (and necklaces). I use lots of different threads/cord and matte, shiny, delicate & chunky chain to make these super trendy accessories.

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