Rattle and hum

I’ll just keep making different versions of the Hummingbird necklace as long as I have these little brass bird charms left. In fact this might be the last one… Hummingbird necklace in labradorite Here’s an earlier version that has already flown away to Britain… Hummingbird necklace in goldstone …and another one that I called “Chanson”, now residing in Ireland. 🙂 Chanson necklace I’m sincerely happy that at least my jewellery… Read more

Darling Street

When our summer holiday started in mid-July, the first thing we did was pack our bags and head west to our friends’ summer cottage in Kemiönsaari. In many ways it was a bit like going abroad. Neither of us had ever visited the archipelago before so we didn’t quite know what to expect. Also, in those parts you’re much more likely to hear people speaking Swedish than Finnish :). Windmill… Read more

Meet the Bohemian Royalty

A splash of colour not for the faint at heart. 🙂 Bohemian Royalty earrings Bohemian Royalty bracelet

Edition Carelius

It’ s been a while, I know. Sorry for the long silence! But I have a good excuse. I’ve been on holiday for the last five weeks during which I seriously haven’t cared less about the internet. I haven’t been reading blogs or browsing websites and I’ve hardly even kept up with the news. I’ve just lazily checked my e-mail and Facebook every other day and I must say that… Read more


The sun has been shining so generously during the last few days that even this pale girl has developped a slight tan. My head is swirling with ideas but it’s simply impossible to stay indoors and sit down to work on them! Trees providing a merciful shade in Suomenlinna on a hot day… I’ve packed some random materials in a bag and set up a temporary “sweatshop” in the backyard… Read more


The memories of Crete were the inspiration for this bracelet. *Sigh…* Aegea bracelet Greetings from thundering Helsinki.

Tender is the Night

The Night necklace also makes a return in a slightly new version and with a set of simple and elegant drop earrings to match. Night necklace Night earrings I love cole Porter. (How could I not?) And I must admit I’d take any of those gowns the ladies are wearing…

My Lady returns

My Lady is back this time in aqua/goldstone. I’m clearing my bead stash so here we see the last of these chunky, faceted amazonites. My Lady earrings in aqua/goldstone My Lady bracelet in aqua/goldstone

Earring factory

June is a summer month although you wouldn’t know it by looking out the window. My summer holiday starts mid July so thankfully there’s still time for things to get better. I seriously need flip-flop weather! I’ve been a lazy bugger and created mainly earrings lately. I’ve prevented myself from purchasing new materials because I have such a huge amount of beads especially in summery colours. Here’s a few cheerful… Read more

Bye bye, Liinelot!

A few weeks ago Liinelot, one of my favourite shops in our neighbourhood of Kruununhaka in Helsinki, sadly closed its’ doors for the last time.  This adorable store was a true gem among the vintage stores in Helsinki especially if you were on the lookout for textiles such as old, embroidered tablecloths, napkins or hankerchiefs, vintage lace and sewing materials or accessories like beaded purses, jewellery, scarves etc. I just… Read more