This year the annual fundraising done by the NRK (national Norwegian broadcaster) will this year go to Norwegian People´s Aid and their work with practical landmine and cluster clearance, and their political advocacy work against these wapons. They are central participants in the work to develop and implement ban treaties against both landmines and cluster munitions.
I will be making a big necklace for one of the presenters, Haddy N´jie which will be actioned away during the show. It is such an honour to be able to contribute with my skills in this important cause, and I hope everyone will contribute with donations!
The necklace is made in silver with 4 big black pearls and some smaller black ones, the surface has been roughed up with different drill-bits and then oxidized. I will keep track of the process on my facebook-page
Remember to have cash ready at 23rd of October!
After working looong evenings and nights for a long time I am in the final stage of testing my shop before officially opening in to the public. It has been great fun, but very late in the process I realized I could copy designs and links from page to page.. ggrr. So stay tuned, 1st of october is the big day! It will be possible to buy the whole Secret Garden collection, Bubbles and the new 20 ltd edition of cufflinks.
This weekend I have been to a stone-sculpture course in Bohuslan, Sweden, with sculptress Annika Löb Mossberg as a teacher. It was great fun, lots of hard work, sore muscles and some nice machines to work with as well as the old chisel and hammer. We worked on granite, which is the local stone, much used in old harbours etc, and little did I know HOW HARD is it to work in that stone! I am quite in awe for everyone and anyone who chooses this as their material. I will never be able to see a sculpture again without thinking about the month and years used to craft it. I used much of Friday and Saturday cursing, but then on Sunday I suddenly saw the light and it turned into fun. KKV is a centre for artists, with an emphasis on stone, but they also have facilities for textiles, ironwork, they also have a great ecological café, Olivia and some cool . Anyone can rent space there and there are great climbing facilities in the area as well.
Since I have so many new products and lots of ideas for smaller and cheaper x-mas gifts, I will be at the designer´s X-mas market 3.and 4th of December at DoGA in Oslo. I will sell Bubbles and Secret Garden.
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.