After almost going nuts from all the sawing and filing of Secret Garden I decided to find out whether someone could help me out with this. I struck luck immideately, and found www.kmg.no; Karl M gustavsens Stansefabrikk, and old factory with all kind of modern equipment for punching out shapes and all kinds of metal workshop-machines. They decided that secret garden was too intricate for punching out, but that threadcutting would be ideal. Threadcutting is a thin wire which cuts with electricity, and it can cut up to 5 cm thick material at the time. It takes hours, but the result is amazing and there is no filing, just chuck it in the tumbler. So the other day i got back 50 sheets of silver which had been cut with all the shapes I need for Secret Garden before I go to the Jewellery fair in Copenhagen. I love industry!
Since I have a dark background from furniture-design some ten years ago or so, I always end up with the bigger building projects in our house. Last one out was this huge shelf, inspired by a smaller shelf made by my friend Vera Micaelsen and some great ones in my favourite bookstore; Tronsmo. I have eventually turned the blind eye and the deaf ear to the purists who are against screws in furniture, and made it in one day. Find out how high and deep you want the different shelves to be, (remember that 60 cm span without support is maximum) and go to your local DIY store and get them to cut everything up for you.Then go home and have fun! I used wooden plugs, pva-glue and screws. Then it was sanding down and laquer. Painted osm eof them white to lighten up the impression of the shelf, an
These day I am working like mad to finish everything before I am off to Copenhagen, and today I have devoted myself to make a bunch of my Bubbles. The little cloudshapes which are hollow. Here are some picts from the process, it is actually a lot of fun because it is rather fast, in terms of jewellerymaking that is..
KGD - kaja gjedebo design
I have been working as an artist and jewellery designer since 2002, after graduating as a furniture designer from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.