“Once upon a time there was a girl who dreamt of faraway lands and being a mermaid swimming in clear waters.
She sought her fortune for many years and found herself living on an island surrounded by cliffs, golden beaches and raging seas.
She would love to share her story with you through the jewellery she makes in her workshop on a small island in the North Sea.”
I am a Swedish jeweller and designer living in Orkney off the north coast of Scotland with my farmer husband and youngest son. My passion for nature and environment reflects strongly in my work. The ever changing nature of sea, shore and skies of Orkney brings me endless inspiration.
I grew up on the West Coast of Sweden and was always interested in nature from an early age. I also loved drawing and found my creative streak early on.
In 1996 I graduated from Sir John Cass Faculty of Arts in Jewellery and metalwork. It was at this time I started making wave rings, now one of my flagship designs. These days the natural environment and elements of the islands of Orkney provide me with inspiration for the shapes and forms for my pieces.
Beachcombing and shell hunting is another of my passions and I can spend endless hours walking along the shore looking for things washed up by the sea and imagining what stories they have to tell.
All my jewellery is designed and created by me in my workshop on the island of Stronsay. I work mostly in sterling silver and vitreous enamel in vibrant colours. Many pieces are also set with semi-precious gemstones. I use several traditional enamelling techniques including Champlevé and Cloisonné.
My jewellery is made by hand, hence most items will vary ever so slightly from piece to piece. So you can be ensured of getting something unique and special to you.
I have recently started using recycled Silver to make some of my pieces. It’s a very rewarding process. It can be more time consuming but all these small things will help to create a bigger picture of what we can do to help save our planet. As for jewellery, an old piece giving life to a new piece in a different form is a lovely thought.
My jewellery consists of highly wearable pieces which are all finished to a high standard. I love the idea of my jewellery telling stories. Tales of sea and clear days with wide open Orkney skies – from me to the wearer they tell their own story.
I hope you enjoy browsing my website and please don’t hesitate to get in touch.