Quite excited about the Eurovision Songcontest for the first time in my life, I am even going to watch the second semi-final, and just because my jewellery will be on one of the presenters! All I can say is that it is red, but the theme for the evening is red, so it will not help you much to spot mine:)
In April was contacted my the shop-owner of Sugarshop, Elisabth Due,who had approached NRK in order to get as many of the designers in her shop on show. Sugarshop is a tiny little jewelery-store in a former kiosk, who is showing almost all the Norwegian jewellery designers there is. Elisabeth is so dedicated and enthusiastic about all of us and she is always the one to get our jewellery into magazines, on TV etc. She has worked so hard, day and night, and been just amazing. We didn´t get much time to get it done, so for some weeks it was the only project I was doing. It has been so dramatically secret, I could hardly even tell my husband, we had to meet in secret and talk in codes if anyone came too close.
anyhow, tonight i wil sit back and just enjoy!
I just love this new bracelet I finished today, it has been so much work and I have had to rethink a lot of technical solutions, so I am pretty happy it is finished at last. The background is cut out from a monthly ticket for the Oslo transportsystem from 1962. The owner was an unknown man who died young, and I kind of feel like I have preserved a little time-capsule of his life when he still rode the bus. It also has cutouts from old Russian stamps, a telegram, bits of an old chinese cardboard box, old Polish envelope and a cigar-label.
New design I am working on, where the pearl is embedded into the resin, so it seams to flat in the middle, soon coming with a few in red and pink as well.
Just been to an amazing trip to Tuscany where I hiked in the mountains around Cinque Terre. We stayed over in a monastery up in the hills, and when we started hiking the next day it was like walking in a shadow-play. Enjoy:)
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.