Katarina Thorstensson is making a well-deserved name for herself, after studying Fine Arts at the Design Institute of San Diego, California. She is now based in Båstad, Sweden, where she makes her beautiful hand made glass jewellery.
The uniqueness of her collection derives from her choice to adopt the technique of lampworking, in favour of the use of moulds, to create her jewellery.
Some glass jewellery, although charming, when worn can make one feel like an ornamental display cabinet. Katarina, however, manages to fuse this charm with an added touch of elegance.
Her collection is predominantly made with clear glass making it really versatile; it can truly be worn with any outfit and adapted for any occasion.
Glass has a timeless quality that means it can withstand passing trends and Katarina’s pieces are no exception to this rule. Her jewellery shows off her fine artistry as she creates modern classics, or better still, staple accessories.
If you are unable to get to one of the Swedish boutiques (listed on her website) that stock her jewellery, then you’ll be happy to know that all of Katarina’s pieces can be ordered online at www.katarinathorstensson.se or www.freshflames.com.
All the jewellery arrives gift-wrapped and if you have something particular in mind then custom pieces can be made to order.