Sometimes it does not rain, it pours. Today has been a bit of everything. Today I managed two dreadful things, I destroyed my very-dear-and-expensive vacuum cleaner (when you turn 40 you actually start loving things like a real good hoover) by loosing the hose into a bucket of water. Do not ask me how, (well, actually do. Long story which include a sanding machine). And afterwards when I was making myself a cup of coffee to put things right again, I misplaced the lid of my very retro coffee grinder (if you do come across one of an old Krups just BUY it, regardless of price, it is my everyday joy to press that little button you see in the background ) and it spat coffee beans and coffee dust just about everywhere in a two meters radius. I was getting low wondering how this Friday the 8th seemed to be Life itself treating me with a belated Aprils fool day and turned to the computer as a last resort.. and discovered I am to be part of the Vogue May issue! They asked me for some images a while ago, and they have featuring a (mind you very) small article about me and my Bumble berry earrings, which has to be my favorite earrings at the moment. In the next mail I was asked to contribute my story to the magazine House of Coco´s series about #girlbosses and Mad Museum in New York delivered another wonderful sales report for March. I felt life was back on track, minus vacuum cleaner, with coffee beans.
So right now, with hands covered in paint since I am painting the hall (tomorrow I will lay the floors), I am having a wee glass of red to celebrate a minor international breakthrough. Outside it´s pissing down.
#Vogue #HouseofCoco #krups #Madmuseumstore
The Bumbleberry design was such a fluke. I was playing about trying to make a new ring in the Abelia series which should curve around the finger. Since there are so many layers in Abelia I had to solder a thin post to the "butterfly" and then drill holes in the other two layers so it could all be fixed by the stud while I solder them together. This left a little post inside which I normally would just cup off. This time however (actually, I have to try everything with a stud-like pin was an earring, just in case, so it was inevitably..) I tried it on, and to my surprise I discovered it makes the most wonderful little basket around your earlobe! And being a jewelry designer for soon 14 years I know that a lot of women are struggling with earrings, -the piercing was´t done well, your earlobes are too small or too big.. Bumbleberry just covers it in the most surprising and flattering way. Most of the time I feel I achieve to make interesting and good design, but this time I felt I actually solved a problem.
Happy days! -as we used to say in my shared flat in Edinburgh way back when.
#happydays #bumbleberry #norskdesign #norwaydesigns #kajagjedebodesign #bølerbling #secretgarden
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.