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


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Meet a team member - Jana from Jana Royale Design



Bridal Headpieces / Couture Hair Flowers /Cocktail Hats 

Bridal hairpieces, hair flowers, and vintage inspired accessories.

Jana Royale Design is a design studio based in Norway.

Much of my inspiration as a accessorie designer comes from traditional millinery techniques, hand sewn embellishments with intricate details. Perfect for the vintage inspired style, with a touch of sparkle and glamour !




Sunday, 4 March 2018

Tip for sending multiple packages with bring.no

As some of you already know, I've been on a search for better prices in regards to shipping. I've now found something that will be very good for me, and thought I'd just make a video of it.

The video is in Norwegian, I hope that is OK.

So, basically I am showing you how to find out if you can save some money on this.
Nå blir det på norsk:
Følg videoen for å se hvordan dere kan sjekke om det er noe penger å spare på å bli kunde hos Bring. Dere kan enkelt sjekke først om det er gunstig. Sender du kun én-to pakker om gangen så er det kanskje ikke et bra tilbud. Men har du flere, så er det absolutt verdt å ta en titt.
Det er litt mer info, og vanskelig å få med alt på video. Men tenkte at dersom dere tror at dette vil være en bra løsning for dere, så kan dere ta kontakt med Bring.no.

Hilsen, Rebekka


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Meet a team member - Thea from Norne Woven

Handmade fueled by Norwegian Tradition and Lore.

I work with what inspires me and most things do.
Items with Norse spirit. Seeker of tradition and skill. Knitting Leatherwork Pelts Sewing. The creative sprit has no limit.

I work with what inspires me and most things do.
Viking tradition especially.

I grew up in a very creative household and as I grew older and started top see the world from a different perspective I saw the true beauty that tradition holds.

Ive done and still do my best to actively pursue crafts to learn as much as possible and my items range from the very traditional to the more modern items using old ways of creating them. All of my stitching is done by hand, the prints are always handpainted or done using traditional norwegian made printingblocks or a combination of the two.

All of my sheepskin comes from sheep born and raised in the norwegian mountains and then tanned at Norways oldest tannery, the lamb or deerskin lining I use equally so. the linnen thread and beeswax I coat it with is also Norwgian made items.
this is an important aspect of my craft, resulting in high quality and authenticity.

All of the colors are completely natural and unique to each individual sheep, I always try to keep a nice variety of colors but some times it takes time for the supplies to reach me. If youre looking for something specific please message me and I will do my very best to aquire the right material for your needs.

NorneWoven is ,and I assume always be, an eclectic mix of the crafts and magical items I find inspiring and that I hope you will see the beauty in as well.
But it will always be centered around my passion for pelt work and honoring the gods and the old ways.

Tusen takk

-NorneWoven