Thursday, August 5, 2010
ArjasUni: Emerging Finnish Jewelery Maker
Selections from ArasUni on Etsy
Arja Aalto's beautiful Etsy store reflects a range of styles, executed with wire and artfully chosen materials. Arja is a professional textile technician by day, and a self-taught jewelry maker and magician with knitting & crocheting copper and silver wire on her own time (20-30 hours weekly.) In her words, her designs reflect, "A fusion of influences from nature, art of the ingenious Sami people of Lapland and Kalevala folklore to Celtic aesthestics, steampunk and contemporary design." I also see romance and a little Victorian influence when I browse her store. Arjas' Etsy store, ArjasUni, is her only venue at this point, and you won't be disappointed if you have a look at her remarkable creations.
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