Skjærgården is my first collection of rings. Skjærgården is the Norwegian word for small islands which are spread out along a coast. I grew up in Norway, and when I was young we would rent a summer house by the Oslo fjord. We always had a morning swim during our holidays, and we used to sit on the rocks in the sun to dry before breakfast.
I used to hate the cold water and the morning swim was something I never really looked forward to. It always fascinated me, but I felt more at home in a boat cruising among the islands. Now I live by the sea in Brighton and last year I decided to explore open water swimming. I have been swimming for a year now and have fallen in love with the sea and the cold water.
I love the movement of it and the ripples on the top of the surface. It is always so inviting even if it's really cold.
I wanted to transfer this feeling into a ring and that's how this collection happen. Its a little piece of the sea on your hand.
All my rings are made from 925 sterling silver and are either 0.5mm or 1mm thick. The textures are all handmade.