tisdag 4 november 2008

Christmas competition

Hi Everybody, i got this idea recently! I will now and then have competitions with nice prices. This is the first one and how you do it!

Do you know of shops that you think might be interested of selling my items where you live or elsewhere? The best suggetions will win a bracelet with matching ring from the Nostalgia Button collection. Email your suggestion to elin(a)sagenbutik.se

This competion runs until the 20 of november

All the best / Elin

lördag 1 november 2008

Press and blog pictures

y friend Bodil is working as a fotographer and last saturday we shot these pictures of our friend Ktarina and her sister Anna in Pildammsparken in Malmö.Please do not hesitate on using them for spreading the word about Sägen to the press and to other bloggers!

New shops selling my items is Meloa in Lund, starting next week and the webshop www.signerat.se

måndag 27 oktober 2008

New hats arrival

I am so happy to start selling my new hats called the snowball and beautiful in beret (the bestseller from last year) comes in 2 new colours Raspberry red and Turquoise - Ckeck them out in the shop!!

fredag 17 oktober 2008

New porcelain inspiration

back in the studio! I have started producing again and the inspiration for making my porcelain collection has got a brand new start! One week I do the porcelain and the next the buttonjewellery. It is good to have a variation. This is some of the necklaces that I made this week:

Coming markets are the 30 of November in Lund, julstöket -Come and visit my stand!

New shops is Folkart at Davidhallstorg and on the web and Meloa in Lund is probably starting to sell my things in a couple of weeks time.

torsdag 4 september 2008

Designtorget 13 new shops

Polly is modelling in the new hat named the snowball, it is coming in raspberry red and turquoise colour soon!

A few days ago my buttonbracelets and rings started selling at Designtorget. After the week-end I will know the result of one weeks exposure in their shops, i am very exited and think that they will turn out to be a success! I sold lots of them at Stajl by Malmo this sunday... It was a beautiful market day and Malmo truly showed it's sunny face to the whole world. I was exited afterwards having worked a lot preparing everything and taking care of my daughter Polly and nursing her during the market when she came visiting me with her dad.

Today I will go to the studio alone meeting up with a woman that i hope can help me produce the jewellery since I could sell so much more if i only had some more stuff ready...

Automn is coming and I am longing to get back into the cultural life of my city as a visitor, not organizer, after 6 months of Polly-life I am longing for late nights out (at least one every month) and a body in good shape. These are my simple plans for the months to come and of course lot's of new jewellery selling in new places!

onsdag 6 augusti 2008

Stajl by Malmö 31 Augusti

Do not forget: Stajl by Malmö 31 Augusti kl 12 - 20, S:t Knuts torg. I will bring everything I got for sale, bags, hats, porcelain as well as the new succes button-jewellery!
My Sister in her new Sagenbracelet

fredag 1 augusti 2008

New buttonjewellery

After more then 5 months break from blogging I will start showing new things again! I have started making rings, bracelets, earrings and brooches from old buttons! I ran into an interesting older man at a fleamarket when he was selling these buttons, i fell madly in love ith all of them and could not decide which one to buy. He told me that the buttons came from old shops that had closed down and that he had travelled around Europe to collect buttons from these shops as his hobby when he was younger. I am now the lucky owner of this amazing, colourful and BIG collection. Here are some more! Soon on sale in the shop! I will sell also sell them at Merkado 2-3 august and at Stajl by Malmo the 31 of August in Malmö. Be there to grab one or a handful of these unique items!

twinkle twinkle little black star...
1960's popish bracelet...

There is nothing better than shimmering gold!

söndag 16 mars 2008

Elins studio space and newborn baby!

Jippi! This thuesday Elin gave birth to a little baby girl! We call her Pyret (TBC). So this is Malte, her boyfriend, writing to update her blogg. Also taking care of Sägens orders for a couple of weeks ahead.

We are both at home tending the baby, a whole new experience for both Elin and me. So there will be no drilling, i.e. no new porcelain jewellery items on the webshop for some time. But new handicraft designs are under construction. Read more about this in an interview with Elin published in Modish Handmade Blog the 10th of March. They have an inspiring feature which shows some different designers studios and workspaces. Check out the interview at Handmade Spaces or below.

I am myself thinking about different designs of unisex scarfes, to be introduced this autumn. At present they are only sold at Tjalla Malla in Malmö. I hope Elin will consider to sell them att Sägen Butik as well. So I take this opportunity to show you. Sneaky huh?

Here follows the interview from Modish. I somehow find it very touching, but that´s probably my "daddy-easily-touched-hormones" talking. Enjoy!

Handmade Spaces: Sagen Butik

Today I'm pleased to share a space all the way from the south of Sweden, that of Elin from Sägen Butik! Sägen Butik specializes in accessories made from vintage Swedish porcelain, but also carries wonderful embroidered handbags, ties, hats and other fun stuff! See where it all takes place, before Elin pops! (she's *this* close to having a baby! :)

What do you create in this space?

I am an accessories designer with my own brand Sägen, (which means an old saga in Swedish) and I run my webshop at www.sagenbutik.se. I work in a studio in central Malmö in the south of Sweden and right now I am working on the 2009 fairtrade hats collection as well as making new jewellery before my baby arrives in the beginning of march!

Can you describe what we see in the pictures a bit?

In my basement studio I create my jewellery made of porcelain and silver. When I sit here, I use the drill and attach the porcelain pieces to the silver. I store lots of silver pieces in an old kitchen shelf. You can see part of my collection of Scandinavian midcentury porcelain and me with the mask used when I polish and grind the porcelain. I have a separate room to store things where you can see my new design- laptop cases made of silk and cotton. Upstairs in the studio you can find me at the laptop with necessary (and unnecessary) items around me needed to run a webshop and design things.

How do you feel when you enter your handmade space?

I share the studio with 2 friends of mine. We all have our own companies but share ideas and support each other as much as we can. I am the businesswoman when I am behind the laptop. In this space I am the queen and the queen is boss. I feel calm and concentrated. I try to think about the economic aspects of my small but growing business. I am enjoying my time very much, learning new things about the design process, about having your own company, about Fairtrade production etc in my own pace every day.

In the basement I do not think very much at all. I create and listen to the radio. I enjoy making new items of old and broken porcelain that I find in fleamarkets. Many of the patterns are well-known to the Swedish people. They recognize them from the past and get nostalgic in a touching way, remembering having tea with their grandmothers using the same cups from the 1960's that I am now making a pair of earrings from. Making the jewellery is very noisy and extremely dirty. I can appreciate this a lot too. I feel free. It is only me and the endless sound of the machines.

Thank you Elin for sharing your space with us! I love seeing you in that big mask! And good luck to you with the baby! :) Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations that Elin makes here at Sägen Butik!
That´s it.

måndag 10 mars 2008

New bags in the shop

When travelling through Vietnam this autumn I discovered the beautiful craftwork of the ethnic minorities in the northern parts of the country and fell madly in love with both the people and their textiles.

I brought 25 specially chosen bags with me home to the shop. The embroidery on the bags are recycled clothes as you can see on these photos. The Flower H'Mong girls walk around embroidering and embellishing their clothes at all times.

The handbags are to me the perfect mix between traditional work and a modern look. Be completely unique with a recycled, colourful and hippiechic bag that no one else carries!

onsdag 6 februari 2008

Paris - here I come!

After the holidays I have been working on the new hatmodels for next automn. Meanwhile the jewellery has found it's way to Paris thanks to Mayumi and her japanese webshop Petitdeco! She lives in Paris and has presented the items to a couple of stores in the French capital. This is pictures from the first one. The Yellow shop in Montreuil. It looks so cute! Why don't we have shops looking like this in Malmö?