As I have written before, my sister Karin Roy is a jewlery artist. She has a master degree from the College of Design and Art (HDK) in Göteborg, and she mainly works with silver, recycled plastic and silk.
Now, I don’t wear a lot of bling. Its not really my thing, but the things my sister does have more or less become a part of who I am. Of course I’m biased, she is my sister after all, but I’m actually very picky. And I definitely would not wear anything that I didn’t like. Anyway, I know should not babble about myself, the things Karin does can speak for themselves.
One thing that I think is pretty spectacular with Karin’s art is that, even though it is metal and plastic, it is not dead. Its alive. It evolves. It grows. When I first got the wedding ring that Karin had created, I felt almost scared. She had put so much effort into making it, and I wasn’t sure that I was going to be able to put it on my hand. It was so heavy and rough. After a while though, the ring and my fingers formed some kind of symbiosis, and I found myself feeling naked every time I forgot to put it on. After I got divorced, I of course couldn’t wear that ring anymore, so I asked her to make another one for me. She made this:
It is still one of the most extraordinary rings I’ve ever seen. It is part of her Cerdà-series,of which I have written before. I have this necklace in silver and silk from the same series:
Since I don’t take care of anything that I own (I tend to shove it down pockets and bags or let it lie around less noble metals), the necklace didn’t stay white for very long. It evolved into something different. At first it was just the color that changed. It looked like some ancient life form. This made me love it more. Then, I accidentally broke it in half (my fault, not the necklace’s). But I tied it together, and now it is more beautiful than ever. I ware it every time I want to feel like I’m the queen of the world.
Karin’s new project is called “Catching big fish”. The pieces in this series are a whole lot of bang for the buck (Karin’s hourly wage is very close to zero), so I thought I would present some of the things with their prices. If anyone is interested in buying her stuff, I know were to get it :). Shoot me an email and I’ll arrange a contact.