Lapis lazuli, amber and blue silk

Whilst autumn is slowly setting in, I have been busy with a few new items. Another amber ring, this time a little thicker silver and some small balls soldered on. My old torch had started to leak gas ( scary) so I bought a new smaller one which is easier to use with the left … Continue reading Lapis lazuli, amber and blue silk

A trip to Amsterdam and the Hague-the city of peace and justice

Last week I visited a friend who lives in the Netherlands, in Friesland but she came down to meet me in Amsterdam. Together with her two sisters we explored some of Amsterdam and the Hague. I had made these gifts for her and for her little grand-daughter:       In Amsterdam there were the … Continue reading A trip to Amsterdam and the Hague-the city of peace and justice

A discovery: Swedish blue slag

Recently when I visited a gemstone shop in Stockholm I came across a find. Among all beautiful stones there was an extremely blue one, a colour similar to the sky in fair weather. I was told it is called "Bergslags-slagg" and it is not a real gemstone at all. In this specific part of the world, … Continue reading A discovery: Swedish blue slag

April- spring is here!

Eventually spring is here with bright sunshine, dry leaves, brown grass and small buds and spring flowers suddenly popping up. On my kitchen window sill seeds are slowly growing to plants. Hope has returned! From the workshop: I have made a pair of ear-pendants for the first time. This time I took photos of the … Continue reading April- spring is here!

More silver, threads and yarn

It has been a while since my last post and I have been quite busy with my projects. This very long, harsh, cold and snowy winter has not inspired me to much outdoor activities I am afraid. Colourwise it is a grey time. Note that the photo above is a colour photo. Winter is not my … Continue reading More silver, threads and yarn

Silver rings, struggling with embroidery and thoughts about textile in history

When I was in London in October I bought an embroidery kit in Victoria and Albert museum. They sell embroidery kits with motifs from their collections, in this case tile patterns from Burlington. I decided to stitch the proper way this time in contrary to my usual habit of stitching one row with stitches pointing … Continue reading Silver rings, struggling with embroidery and thoughts about textile in history

Knitting before Christmas and a contemplation about time

It is Christmas time, or "the festive season", or the "yule tide". The latter is actually Swedish, pre-christian pagan. Funny that it is used in the English language. Anyway it is a busy time and I have been knitting a sweater as a Christmas present. And doing so I have had many thoughts about time. … Continue reading Knitting before Christmas and a contemplation about time

Thoughts about Tapestry inspired by a visit to Waldemarsudde

Last Sunday I visited one of my favourite museums in Stockholm, "Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde". If you ever go to Stockholm a visit here is a must! The photo above is from the lovely park that surrounds the museum in autumn colours. Some colour combinations start to "sing" in my mind if you understand what I … Continue reading Thoughts about Tapestry inspired by a visit to Waldemarsudde

A trip to Cornwall and London

29/10 I came back from my trip to the UK. Two wonderful weeks full of experiences. The little workshop Jewellery Making in Cornwall is situated among the rolling green hills between Truro and Falmouth. There I had the opportunity to get private lessons from Stuart and his former pupil Jasmine, now a student at Plymouth … Continue reading A trip to Cornwall and London