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Re-Purposing Jewellery – Sustainably

Re-purposing jewellery with sustainability, creativity and sentimental values in mind! If you, like me, are staying home as much as possible as we weather this crisis, you are likely finding creative ways to pass the time. Recently in our home, we completed a deep spring clean of items in storage. Naturally, we reminisced about these items and how they came to be in our lives. Our belongings often have that effect on us - reminders of our life experiences. In the world of goldsmithing, I am fortunate to handle beautiful and meaningful items on a regular basis. I see my role as helping my clients create new memories through design and craftsmanship. An effective - and sustainable - way to create new memories is by...

Okkar Jörð (Our Earth in Icelandic)

When I was a young man, I developed a habit to collect stones from every place I visit to serve as a reminder of my travel and the importance of these places to my personal journey. The stones come from anywhere - for example: the side of a road, a lake, or a garden. The stones don't have to be pretty or valuable in terms of its geological composition; as for me they are very personal reminders of my experiences. I have been fortunate enough to travel regularly for half of my life, and so I have quite the collection by now. For me, these stones have now become like little reference points of where I’ve been. Last year, I was chatting with a client...

Christmas wishes

One of my earliest memories as a kid growing up in the beautiful snowy landscape of my home country of Iceland, is Christmas with my family. For me, it is a time for family traditions, making memories and enjoying awesome food. Whilst the snow fell outside, our family would prepare for the festive season with joy. I remember so distinctly my mum asking me to polish the silver cutlery, that only came out on special occasions, as I sat by our unusually large fireplace. Armed with polishing cream and a blue silver cloth, I dove into my special holiday job with the same fascination year in and year out - making the silver shine again and removing months of tarnish was a magical process! Meanwhile,...