Silver Jewelry Journey

In 2019, Rocio Jonsson, a wonderful lady, became my first silver smithing teacher.

Rocio immigrated to Sweden in the  90's and during our sessions together

she told me about the happy 60's in Mexico and her fling with Al Pacino.

Rocio taught me to become independent quickly and to create

from my imagination using silver clay and sculpting each ring.

I later went to India. This time to Jaipur, the pink city and the city

of gemstones and jewelry.

Here I attended a silversmithing course run by Ravidutt Soni, or Ravi.

I was taught how to work with silver plates, wires and how to set stones.

But I missed the scuplting part of it.

I then went on teaching myself how to work in lost wax (2023).

This way I was still able to sculpt but also allowed to play more since

any "mistake" was easily recreated without wasting any silver.

My fascination for silver has been

a slow journey into understanding my obsession with the metal.

Humans have worked with silver for thousands of years.

Even here in Sweden during the Iron Age (750–1100 AD)

when the Viking Age prevailed,

silver was traded and used both privately and for spiritual purposes.

Those who created, regardless of the material they worked in,

were considered to do the work of the divine.

Artisans and artists, there was no difference.

The silver means a lot to me because it is something that is

not destroyed over time but hopefully

used in some context forever. It is a valuable metal that can be reused indefinitely.

I get my inspiration from nature such as morphology in rock formations and ice where the question between what

is static and what changes is ever. But also from the five element in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Read more about the elements here.

Julia Augustin


In 2021, my best friend of 24 years, fell victim to a predator, a convicted

kidnapper and rapist

who had changed his identity after serving his sentence.

Julia, who had relocated to the same city, befriended him at work, unaware of his past.

Despite my skepticism about his personality when I met him, I trusted Julia's judgment.

Tragically, he ended her life before taking his own.

The legal system failed once more; a background check would have

revealed his history of violence and barred him from owning guns.

It's my firm belief that convicted criminals like him shouldn't be

allowed  to change identities.

I've spent three years healing, and now I'm committed to raising awareness of mental illness by donating a portion of my sales to The fund for mental health, a cause Julia would have supported.

By helping young men cope with trauma,

I aim to prevent further tragedies. Coming from a dysfunctional family,

I've experienced generational suffering and understand the importance

of addressing and healing our pain, shame, and guilt.

Let's break the cycle together.