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Lina Simons

My name is Lina and I´m a jewellery designer from Helsinki, Finland. 

I have my own little workshop, where I´m designing and manufacturing beautiful pieces of jewellery. I spend the summers in the archipelago, where nature gives me strength, energy and inspiration. 

I love working with silver, there´s just something special about its beautiful luster and smoothness. Designing new pieces is my passion and the nature and geometric shapes are my sources of inspiration.

My designs are pure but still generous, with a slightly graphic touch. I like designing jewellery that are a bit three-dimensional, allowing the shadows and the light to play freely.

Sadly, we live in a throwaway society. It’s just too easy to buy new cheap stuff, not even reflecting over the fact that they probably won’t last that long. I love the thought of high quality jewellery that can be repaired and polished over and over again. Love the thought of jewellery lasting over generations. I love designing these timeless pieces and to see someone wearing them is my reward.

 

Pics from the web

http://finlandjewelry.com/tagged/Lina-Simons

http://finlandjewelry.com/post/99812730470/architectural-jewelry-finnish-d-to-perfection

http://moodsandappetites.com/minimal-by-design/

Design Career

2017 Designing the "Four -Leaf Clover" (Neliapila) charm for a Baby Ring, Kalevala Jewelry

2017 Designing the "The Four-Leaf Clover" Pendant (Neliapila) for Kalevala Jewelry

2015 The charm "Precious Sunshine" (Päivänsäde, Kalevala koru) was chosen by Suomen Kätilöliitto ry to be the official necklace for the 200th jubilee year. The charm got its own gemstone: a dark blue spinel. 

2015 Designing the charm "Precious Sunshine" (Päivänsäde) for Kalevala jewelry. The charm has two gemstones to choose from: A red Rhodolite (when a baby girl is born) or a light blue Topaz (when a baby boy is born).

2015 Designing the silver compass pendant “Guiding Star” for the Finnish company Suunto.  

2014 Designing the Four-leaf clover christian spoon for Kalevala jewelry

2013 One of the winners in Kalevala Jewelry “My Saaga” (Saaga nr 6846/3) public voting

2010 One of the winners in Kalevala Jewelry “My Saaga” (Saaga nr 6841/4) public voting

2008 Shared first price in design competition, Kalevala Jewelry, with the Amelie necklace

2010  Exhibition “Insideout”, Axxell Academy, 20th anniversary exhibition (Unfold, necklace)

2004-2005 Exhibition “Meddelanden”, Pro Artibus

2000 Designing and creating the official necklace for Lucia

2000 Establishing of my own jewellery workshop in Helsinki

1995 Honourable mention in ”Tahto ja taito” handcraft competition, Paulig/Design Forum with my silver buttons

 

Education / work in goldsmithing

2013-> Further studies in goldsmithing at Axxell, Tammisaari , Finland. Exam in may 2015

2007- > Fulltime work at Kalevala Jewelry as a goldsmith as well as in the surface treatment section

2005 Finlands konstindustri (The applied art of Finland), 2 sv, fortbildningscentralen vid Åbo Akademi University

1998 Practising in goldsmith Jörgen Christian Juuls studio, Stjordal, Norge

1997-1998 Goldand silversmith studies, Lahden käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos

1993-1995 Studies in metal handcraft, Ekenäs hantverks- och konstindustriskola

1992-1993 Art studies, Västra Nylands folkhögskola

 

My Jewellery in Print