Thursday 25 July 2013


               D R E A M  J O B 

As 1 of 4 "Up & Coming" fashionbrands/ designers
 we are contributing to
 "Dream Job", 
an online documentary that will go live from
 1st of October 2013.
 This is a collaboration with Catalysta,
 a New York based company, 
that aims to ignite peoples potential and inspire 
them to make their careers catalysts
 for the common good. 
In this online doc we will be video blogging 
about our everyday work life and our challenges,
 thoughts and approach on sustainable fashion.
 See the whole intro here:

Monday 22 July 2013


             HOW TO CLEAN 

     All brass will tarnish over time. 
Maybe you like the old "vintage-ish" look and would like to keep it that way, 
    if you prefer to bring back the orginal patina
 that makes your brass jewellery shine
     like gold, it is an easy and quick 
And the best thing is that you can 
do- it- yourself

For the chains 
or when you would like to do just a simple 
cleaning of you brass jewellery
 you can make a
simple mixture of:

 water, salt and lemon juice:

1 cup of water
1 Teaspoon of salt
1/2 Lemon

 1. Pour the water into a plastic or 
glass container
2. Squeeze the lemon into the water
3. Add the salt and stir until dissolved. 
4. Place your brass item(s) and let it sit until
 it has reached the desired patina look.
5. Dry

On the Yuvani Earrings
 we used regular Brass polish from
 the grocery store.
 Add a small amount on a cloth
(we been using worn out cotton T-shirts as cloths 
and that works perfectly)  

We cleaned the chains of the Usha Earrings
the water,salt & lemon mixture
and then we used regualar brass polish,
on the "solid" parts.

So it all comes down to which look
you prefer? Dark & matt patina or
 the more shiny & golden patina? 

            There are plenty of methods and different mixtures that can be used for cleaning & polishing brass.
 If you have any tips or special tricks
 you are most welcome to share them with us.

When it comes to how you can care for
 your oxidized brass we will share our guidelines with you very soon. 

- H A P P Y  P O L I S H I N G - 


Store your brass jewellery in a box or a ziplock-bag to prevent tarnishing.

Thursday 18 July 2013



Life sure is beautiful, but when it hits you hard like when you loose a beloved one it's sometimes challenging to find it meaningful...

Krishna Gurung, one of our associates here in Nepal lost his 7-year old son in a tragic accident some years back.
Redirecting grief into energy Krishna and his wife, Leela, created Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF) to celebrate the memory of their child and propels Kevins spirit and hopes and dreams into the future.

We are going to visit KRMEF on Sunday. Located in a small village south in the Kathmandu Valley they are doing everything from running a childrens orphanage, building natural buildings with waste glass bottles, making crafts & jewellery,organic farming and eductation & empowerment workshops for the local people amongst other things.
We are very much looking forward to see and learn more about their projects. 

Stay tuned for pics from our visit. Meanwhile you can have a look at this beautiful mini documentary about KRMEF and what they do for the common good & a sustainable future. 
This world sure needs more people like Krishna & Leela so every human being can get the chance to feel and think that 

Life Can Be Beautiful. 

Peace & love from Karoline & Anne-Marthe

Sunday 14 July 2013


        Tibetan Wedding Time

We attended a Tibetan wedding on Friday.

 Felt so lucky to be invited

and to get to know more about Tibetan culture.

 Free Tibet

Peace & love from Karoline & Anne-Marthe 

Thursday 11 July 2013


        H E L L O  W O R L D

Namaste, Hello, Bon Dia, Konnichiwa, Bon Jour, Ni Hao!

We are in Nepal working on our new jewellery styles these days.

Can't wait to show you!

From Kathmandu with

 L O V E 

Friday 5 July 2013



Friday night out & our USHA earrings are coming with me

Hello Fun (:

USHA earrings in the making at the workshop in Nepal

Available in our webshop 650 NOK

Monday 1 July 2013


                                                  BELLA BELA BELLA

Wearing A/BARENESS Bela Jumper,

A/BARENESS Biswas Twisted Bracelet & A/BARENESS Ambu Bracelet


2nd hand skirt bought in Paris.  

Bela Jumper in 100 % Merino, 700 NOK,

available in our webshop

I just love to team up a comfy sweater with a floral skirt- 

    Perfect summer outfit when the weather is unpredictable.. 

Happy Monday (: