Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Midnight magic for men! 

  Mystic matte and Smokey skies small bead bracelets for men. 

Wear both

 

or just the one! 

 

 The Mystic matte is available here

Monday, August 01, 2016

Travel Light

Travelling is wonderful but lugging around heavy suitcases or backpacks isn't. That's why I travel very light.




Camera equipment takes up a lot of space, and is heavy, so everything else has to be as light as possible. Clothes made from natural materials are not only light, but they also keep you cool and warm. 

And as for light jewelry, I wear my small bracelets made from wood


and antique beads. 




Both spiced with gems, of course!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Inspired by the gorgeous colors of Spring and Summer, here's some glam for the ladies...


The glam green bracelet with antique beads, goldplated beads and gems is available here .

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring forests

Forest colors during Spring are beautifully bright in Finland, and green especially simply glows!


 There's a lovely carpet of delicate flowers covering the forest floors,



and the fresh grasses soften the gravel roads that lead to cabins and cottages.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beachcombing

I've always loved beachcombing, and I could spend hours photographing nature's treasures that have washed up along the shores.

A huge log was left balancing on the rocks at low tide on Vancouver Island,



and delicate seaweed had gently washed up on one of Lofoten Island's sandy shores.



And here's one of my beachcombing bracelets inspired by my many walks!

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Stormy weather

Spring also brings rough weather, and on the Lofoten Islands you need to be prepared for strong winds and heavy fog.





 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring

Spring is a beautiful time of the year, and the further up north you travel, the more intense this season of the year seems.





Sunday, April 10, 2016

Design inspirations - Secret bay

Inspired by the turquoise waters of the Lofoten islands' hidden beaches: Secret bay men's very small bead bracelet combining turquoise, spinel and goldplated beads...



Saturday, April 09, 2016

Lofoten Islands, Norway


We continued our journey from Lapland to the Lofoten islands in Norway. 

The further south we drove, the faster the snow and ice melted,


and sandy beaches appeared.

 

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Lapland

From the hustle and bustle of markets, it's nice to experience the quiet serenity of nature.

The cultural region of Lapland includes four countries, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. We drove in the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Laplands this Spring, and the areas did seem to be more culturally unified, like a country of its own, but the landscapes did vary. 

Finnish Lapland is flatter with its soft fells,


Norwegian Lapland is sharper with its mountain fjords,



and Swedish Lapland falls in between, with softer mountains and fells.



Thursday, March 10, 2016

Myanmar market inspirations!

Markets are wonderful sources of inspiration and we try to go to them as often as possible. We can easily spend hours and hours enjoying the local markets; the foods are delicious, the handicrafts and designs unique, and the people kind.

Sweet corn in Myanmar, delish!
 
Wooden beads and other materials (Myanmar).


Helping Mom (Myanmar).

Monday, February 29, 2016

We usually have fairly laidback accommodation during our travels. 

This is in Southern Laos, where we stayed for a few days before continuing up north.





Sunday, February 28, 2016

Other sources of inspiration have been the soft, balmy nights of Southeast Asia.






Sunday, February 21, 2016

Selecting colors 

The colors of my materials often reflect what I've seen.

My silver leather and gold gems

were inspired by a coal seller's stall in Mandalay, Myanmar.



My copper leather, black metallic and gold gems
  

  were inspired by the temples of Bagan, Myanmar.

                        


Monday, February 01, 2016

Testing my latest men's bracelet prototypes, the okavango blues.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

I used the oh so gorgeous materials of pearl, lapis lazuli and spinel sprinkled with gold to create my dreamy pearlapiz necklace.





Thursday, January 07, 2016

It's cold outside...-22°C... but at least it's not as cold as up north in Muonio, where it's -41,2°C!