Thursday, 14 June 2018

Meet a team member - Viktoria from Dharma Art Design

Handcrafted jewelry since 2009

Hi! 
 
I am Viktoria Breda and I'm an obsessed jewelry maker :)
I've been creating jewelry since September 2009, mostly of gemstones and minerals.
 
It started as a hobby, of course: something was missing, needed something extra to feel creative. My first audience were mineral exhibitions. Later I found a few retail sellers in my home country, started selling online, with more and more sales. Then, as I became more confident and had more and more sales, I started a small venture and it was my part-time job.
 
I had "grown international" when I discovered Etsy, and I felt very proud and happy that my work is appreciated in other countries, too. :o) 
 
In January 2016, I moved to Norway with family - being expats, meant we had a lot to leave behind, including my venture, and new things to get used to, so now I am working on building my Norwegian and international business. Still, most of my sales come from in the US - Thanks! :)

What is my strategy? NO MASS PRODUCTION, but unique, handmade, often one-of-a-kind pieces (only a very few exceptions). My head is always full of new ideas and designs, my "workshop desk" is always full of materials and sketches of new designs, supplies waiting to be prepared - I am trying to keep up and share everything new here on Etsy (and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest).

Please follow me to see my latest creations! :)
#dharmaartdesign
@DharmaArtDesign
 

Earrings with silver plated leaf charms, Lapis lazuli gemstones.

 
 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Meet a team member - Mari from Marishandlagde

Paper products, like cards, gift tags, place cards and more. 

Hello!

 
My name is Mari, from Norway. Love to make cards and other paper products and thought I would give Etsy a go. If you want to check out my Facebook or Instagram that would be awesome. I am a engineer at day and crafter by night. Love games and nerdy stuff.

I make most of the products by order and tries to be flexible regarding the wishes from the customers. Custom orders are no extra cost!

All of my cards are doublesided unless other is specified.

Starry sky card


Monday, 14 May 2018

17th Of May

In celebration of the national day we are happy to present some beautiful handmade and vintage treasures from Norway.

Sketch of my childhood photo celebrating 17th of may in Norway. Painted in oils on gessoed MDF.  Available here: National day painting
Vintage Folk Norwegian Salt and Pepper shakers- Vintage Scandinavian Traditional Bunad costumes. Available here: Vintage salt shakers
Norwegian vintage postcard with folk/ Bunad motive (Rogaland). Available here: Vintage postcard
A set of handmade wall deco and pillow with traditional Norwegian folk costume-Bunad motive. Available here: Wall decor + cushion
Native norwegian brooch traditionally worn with the national costume.Available here: Silver brooch
Norwegian box with Rosemaling Vintage Metal Container fra 1960's. Available here: Vintage tin box
Gorgeous pewter tureen with lid and ladle , Norwegian pewter by Eik Tin Norway Rosemåling. Available here: Pewter turin set
Vintage Norwegian Wooden Bowl, Traditional Norwegian Painting on Wood, Rosemåling, 1980s, Telemark Norway. Available here: Vintage wooden bowl
National tricolor bracelet: red white blue, genuine lapis lazuli, white coral, quartz. For her, for him, unisex. Available here: Tricolor bracelet

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Meet a team member - Dawn from Cards and Collars

Creating cards they will save and dog collars you can trust.
 
My name is Dawn and I am an American living in Norway. I am a stay-at-home-mom for my young son, #magnustheviking.

I love working with my hands. I make cards, dog collars, knit, and crochet to keep my hands busy. I'll primarily have cards and collars on here, hence the name, but will occasionally have pictures of other handmade items.

We are an international family so you can send questions in either english or norwegian.

~About the cards~

All cards are made on a 300gsm card base with decorative papers, stamps, inks, and embellishments to create a custom theme. All cards are unique and can be personalized.

It's somewhat rare for me to put any sentiments or text inside the card. I think something handwritten and straight from the heart is what works best for people to know you are thinking about them and care. :)

~About the collars~

Most are 1" wide. The details will be listed under each photo. Most collars fit medium-sized dogs, i.e, Border Collie.

I started making collars because I couldn't find cute and simple collars in Norway. Since I have 4 dogs, it's much easier to just buy the raw materials and make them myself. But I found myself enjoying it so, now there are lots of extras. :)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.!

Dawn

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Made In Norway ETSY team get-together - April 2018

Here we are.....



Last Saturday 8 of us (crafters/makers/artist/designers) got together for a little Made In Norway ETSY team get -together in Oslo. 

Kelly of Handmade In Norway was very kind in lending us her lovely little studio, and we spend a couple of hours getting to know each other, discussing selling on ETSY, the Made In Norway team, and our frustrations with not being able to offer our international customer affordable shipping and tracking.

Let's not wait too long until the next time we meet. If you are interest in join us for the next get-together you can join our Made In Norway ETSY team here: Join the team


Here is a list of the attendees, and links to their shops/blogs/site

Tone                   Selfmadeandvintage.etsy.com
Charlotte            www.charlottelyng.com / charlottelyng.etsy.com
Helen                 www.sitara.no / SitaraNordicJewelry.etsy.com
Yuliya                woolpleasure.etsy.com
Jessica                MidnightSunCouture.etsy.com
Mathias              maniandesign.blogspot.no
Hannah              HannahAlohanInterior.etsy.com



The bigger screen and laptop refused to teamwork - So the presentation had to be shown on the little laptop screen.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Meet a team member - Asa from Aasa Angelica Design

Healing jewellery designed in Norway!

I have always been making all kinds of different stuff. When I was a kid, I did not go to kindergarten because I was busy drawing. I did not understand why the other kids where interrupting me. When I got older I took an education for sowing and 1 year at a private school to learn fashion. When I finished that I started my own business, but got cut up with some spiritual people and lived with them in Chile sewing there clothes for about 3 years. When I came home to Sweden (I am Swedish, but live know I'm Norway) I started working as a cleaner in schools and kindergartens. I had enough and took the train to Oslo, Norway, and started cleaning gyms. But after 10 years of cleaning my body shut down. Then I met the father of my oldest son and and we lived in Spain for a few years. When our son was 1 year old we came to back Norway. Then I went to learn photography in a private school.

I have tried many different jobs over the years such as training instructor, diving instructor, receptionist at hotels and gyms, and photography, but I never really fit in. After going thru "an awakening process", I found Reiki healing (always knew I had this in me) and went to learn how to heal myself and my family and friends.

So now after 45 years on this planet, I will spend my time doing what I love, designing new things such as jewellery that I always come back to making. So thank you for reading this and hopefully supporting me on this exiting journey!!!
 

Love from Åsa Angelica!

Healing tigers eyes necklace with wood beads chain


Sunday, 25 March 2018

Meet a team member - Katerina from Bohemian summer tales


Boho Colorful Faux Jewels 

Hello! 

As you already know my name is Katerina. I am Greek, but I moved to beautiful Norway few time ago...

In this shop I am going to show you the other side of myself...(I have multiples sides when it comes in jewelry, I am afraid..)

Jewelry craftsmanship is an art.. You can't limit it or define what can be beautiful by its materials...

Through my travels all these years, I collected different kind of nature materials as wood, shells, stones, beads.. Materials that may be cheap, but they can definitely give a marvelous result! 

In Norway I found the inspiration I was looking for to awake my nature lover side.

The amazing landscapes, the way of life the Norwegians have, the respect which they treat the environment, all found a place in my heart.

And I created this shop..

With love to natural materials and eco friendly approach. 

All of them combining with my Mediterranean Boho culture and the lovely pictures I already have in my heart from Greece.

Even the photos of my jewels, have been taken on my garden yard! 

Everything you see is a puzzle piece to complete the Bohemian Summer Tales.

Enjoy!

Flower Dangle Earrings, Enamel Artisan Earrings Hand Painted Earrings Flower