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Weird and Wondrous
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My Bio
Glass, jewelry metalcraft and music are my great passions in life!
I do not only want a piece of jewelry to be an item but part of a statement, expression, memory or identity. A magical, personal piece of history; a hidden gem; a fairytale and memory in a mundane world.

I believe that nothing material follow us in life for so long as a loved piece of jewelry. Many keep their tattered childhood pieces and pass them along to their own children, or re-forge them into more adult jewelry to be a part of their life still. Even in death, some wish to keep their beloved pieces on to be buried with, the most common example being the wedding ring.

Jewelry is important. It is a finely tuned system of social codes, and that very jewelry language is what I love to play with and try to find the right expression and convey emotions!
To take a material and make a transformation from a mere thing to a wearable piece of durable art. A found rock, a salvaged old ring, a childs' first tooth, a loved ones' lock of hair, a piece of wood from a house now torn down.. I love creating jewelry with a background, a soul and a voice.



I live in Sweden and currently avoid commissions. I sometimes do them though - Preferably in metal or glass, but some special items in mixed media or textile happens once in a while as well ;)
Lately I started using horn for carving, both for "medieval" drinkware as well as jewelry.
traditional glassblowing is also what is happening right now; and I get to assist and learn from very skilled tutors.

Currently there's nothing happening on my Etsy, since trying to do the whole VAT/tax/currency change conversion from Paypal to the Swedish IRS/tax system is a nightmare.
www.etsy.com/shop/SarahBurchil…




/Smulan The Fairyfrog. - :iconweirdwondrous:


Locations of Site Visitors

Which one is you?

Current Residence: In my very own crystal lair in Stockholm.
Favourite genre of music: Celtic and folk, Irish and Scottish
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Shell of choice: The mortal one
Wallpaper of choice: Glass marble macro shots
Skin of choice: The one I'm currently in.
Personal Quote:
''Hope springs eternal; unfortunately it hails from the same well as 'Stupid'."

Favourite Visual Artist
Banksy, Leonardo Da Vinci, Escher
Favourite Movies
Pan's Labyrinth
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Runrig, Martina McBride, Tom Waits
Tools of the Trade
Metal, pearls, glass, needle & thread, beads, ribbons, paper, fabric...
Other Interests
Crafts, Love, art, music, cooking, LaRP, Table top, archery, herbalism, fencing, gardening, survival

Webshop is OPEN

Webshop is OPEN

Ok, Wow. This has been an interesting year so far. My biggest concern being (aside from keeping myself and my family healthy) that I live off selling at markets. And there isn't any markets here in Sweden since we're not allowed crowds over 50 people. So my exhibiton this spring had closed doors. The April Market shut down - and my main income; the Medieval Week in Wisby, Gotland - is brought online as much as possible. But showcasing a table full of glass over internet is quite hard. So I did a thing I should have done ages ago - I opened a webshop, finally. TADAA! https://weirdwondrous.myshopify.com/ I add bits about once a week and the news first hit my Patreon (which also get first look, first pick and discounts plus personal updates, giveaways and other goodies! JOIN US; WE HAVE PIE!), then my Facebook Page. I keep forgetting Instagram. EEK. Anyway, IF you feel like taking a look, do so - and learn more about me, my thoughts and what I currently have

UPDATE on the pin competition

UPDATE on the pin competition

EDIT: I WON! The pin will be turned into a real one, and I'll get one to keep. :squee: :squee: :squee:  I'm so excited..! AAAAA * * * * * * * * Every year the Wisby Medieval Week hold a competition for the design of the annual pin. This year I actually entered. My first ever attempt at Vector art/computer graphics. Eeeek! My motivation to my design is the love and devotion within the event. There are so many who connect and interweave for life, be it friends, comrades, colleagues or lovers. So I took my inspiration from the Claddagh-ring, having the medieval week "M" crown the heart. The Claddagh also hail from the roman "Fede"-rings,

Solo Exhibition 2020

Solo Exhibition 2020

So, I am having my very first solo exhibition! I am quite nervous but I am quite confident it will go well. Things like this got a way of sorting themselves out. I am right now going through my inventory, signing and checking what to place where. I realize I made quite aa lot the last couple of months, so at least the halls won't be empty. If you happen to be in Hultsfred, Sweden at the end of March, the exhibition is in the small quaint gallery "Kopparslagaren", on the 21-29 of March, open Saturday 21, Sunday22, Thursday 26, Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29. I'll be showing basically my range of crafting, so there will be costumes, m

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Happy Birthday!!
WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter

Thank you so much! <3

drake-rexHobbyist Writer
Feliz cumpleaños! :glomp:
WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter

Thank you kindly!

drake-rexHobbyist Writer
De nada :huggle:
MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Happy birthday and may all your best thoughts and wishes come true!
WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter

Thank you so much! I have a LOT of them right now! <3