My name is Lina and I’m a jewellery designer and goldsmith from Helsinki, Finland.
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 love to design jewellery that are a slightly three-dimensional, allowing the shadows and the light to play freely.
Silver is my favourite material, there’s just something special about its beautiful luster and smoothness. Every piece is crafted by hand in my own workshop in Helsinki, Finland.
I spend the summers in the Finnish archipelago, where nature gives me strength, energy and inspiration. I love the contrast of the Helsinki city and the archipelago, just half an hour away.
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. I love the thought of jewellery lasting over generations. I love designing these timeless pieces and to see someone wearing them is my reward.
Design of the “New Dawn” (Sarastus) necklace for a gift set by the two Finnish companies, Kalevala Jewelry and Lumi: a leather jewelry pouch by Lumi, containing the necklace which is made by Kalevala Jewelry.
Design of the “New Dawn” (Sarastus) earrings for Kalevala Jewelry
Design of the “Four-leaf Clover” (Neliapila) charm in gold, for Kalevala Jewelry
Design of the “Encounters” (Kohdataan) pendant for Kalevala Jewelry, launched for Valentine’s day
Design of the “Lucky Pearl” (Onnenhelmi) collection for Kalevala Jewelry
Design and production of the “Lucia” silver bracelet for the Folkhälsan association. I was given the assignment of re-interpreting the Folkhälsan’s logo of Lucia into a piece of jewellery. The logo was originally designed by Mervi Laakso
Design of the "Four-Leaf Clover" (Neliapila) charm for a Baby Ring / Kalevala Jewelry
Design of the "Four-Leaf Clover" (Neliapila) pendant for Kalevala Jewelry
Design and production of the “Majblomman” silver bracelet for the Folkhälsan association. I was given the assignment of re-interpreting the Folkhälsan’s logo of “Majblomman” into a piece of jewellery.
The charm "Precious Sunshine" (Päivänsäde, Kalevala Jewelry) 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.
Design of the charm "Precious Sunshine" (Päivänsäde) for Kalevala Jewelry. The charm has two gemstones to choose from: A red Rhodolite or a light blue Topaz, depending on the gender of the child.
Design of the silver compass pendant “Guiding Star” for the Finnish company Suunto. The necklace has a working compass inserted. I made the graphic design of the compass as well, where the north arrow is a Polaris star.
Design of the “Four-leaf clover “ (Neliapila) christian spoon for Kalevala Jewelry
One of the winners in Kalevala Jewelry “My Saaga” (Saaga nr 6846/3) by public vote
One of the winners in Kalevala Jewelry “My Saaga” (Saaga nr 6841/4) by public vote
Exhibition “Insideout”, Axxell Academy, 20th anniversary exhibition with the “Unfold”, necklace
Shared first price in a design competition, Kalevala Jewelry, with the Amelie necklace
“Meddelanden”, Pro Artibus exhibition . Participating with the three necklaces: “Helene”, “Pian” and “Elli”
Design and creating of the official necklace for Lucia
Establishing of my own jewellery workshop in Helsinki
Honourable mention in ”Tahto ja taito” handcraft competition, arranged by Paulig/Design Forum with my silver buttons
Education / work in goldsmithing
Further studies in goldsmithing at Axxell, Tammisaari , Finland. Exam in may 2015
Fulltime work at Kalevala Jewelry as a goldsmith as well as in the surface treatment section
Finlands konstindustri (The applied art of Finland), 2 sv, fortbildningscentralen vid Åbo Akademi University
Practising in goldsmithing in Jörgen Christian Juul’s (master of goldsmith) studio, Stjordal, Norge
Gold- and silversmithing studies, Lahden käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos
Studies in metal handcraft, Ekenäs hantverks- och konstindustriskola
Art studies, Västra Nylands folkhögskola