Friday, April 17, 2009

guest star friday #44...tarja tuupanen

today's guest star is from finland - tarja tuupanen. i have seen some of her pieces before and rediscovered them earlier today. i love her use of white and the soft, smooth handling of the material. i also like how hidden her settings are. they almost disappear yet they add subtle detail just where it's needed. her pieces have such an exquisite look that is quiet and comforting. in addition to the brooch images here, tarja also has some beautiful necklaces and earrings which you can see at her website (which she shares with three other finnish jewelers). it's called "hibernate."

...and see even more of tarja's work here.

thanks for reading.