Kaisu Tullinen

I am a jewelry designer-maker from Finland, I have worked in the jewelry industry for 15 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Culture and Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design. I design and make unique and small patch production jewelry both for customers and as art. I make jewelry mostly from silver and gold, and I also often combine enameling and set stones with my jewelry. In jewelry, I am particularly fascinated by their symbolic value and the history of jewelry use. I am inspired by colors, graphic patterns, history, styles of different eras, different environments, and mostly life in all of its forms. The name of my company is Kaiku Koru (Echo Jewelry) and as a jewelry maker I act as a channel between past, present, future lives and jewelry. I make echoes of life!

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Lost and Found - Spirit

Date of Creation: February 14, 2022

List of Materials: 925 silver, vitreous enamel

Dimensions: 17x23x8mm

Photographer's Name: Kaisu Tullinen

Conceptual Statement: Lost and Found is jewelry collection of enameled silver charms. Few years ago I found some children's toys when renovating my childhood home. There were two plastic figures under the floor boards. These figures made lasting effect on me and I knew I needed to make some jewelry from these findings. One of these figures was an elephant. I used it to make a sand casted silver charm and enameled it with vitreous enamels. I named the collection "Lost and Found" since someone had lost their toys in the sawdust and after 40 years I found them like a time capsule. I call the elephant charm "Spirit". When I finished the first Spirit, I thought that maybe this is a little elephant in search of its place in the world. So I started taking photos of Spirit while visiting different places. This collection is a work in progress and as the Spirit continues to search its place, so I keep on photographing the journey. I'd love to get these unpublished photos published in Metalsmith Magazine.

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Lost and Found - Spirit

Date of Creation: 14/02/2022

List of Materials: 925 silver, vitreous enamel

Dimensions: 17x23x8mm

Photographer's Name: Kaisu Tullinen

Conceptual Statement: Lost and Found is jewelry collection of enameled silver charms. Few years ago I found some children's toys when renovating my childhood home. There were two plastic figures under the floor boards. These figures made lasting effect on me and I knew I needed to make some jewelry from these findings. One of these figures was an elephant. I used it to make a sand casted silver charm and enameled it with vitreous enamels. I named the collection "Lost and Found" since someone had lost their toys in the sawdust and after 40 years I found them like a time capsule. I call the elephant charm "Spirit". When I finished the first Spirit, I thought that maybe this is a little elephant in search of its place in the world. So I started taking photos of Spirit while visiting different places. This collection is a work in progress and as the Spirit continues to search its place, so I keep on photographing the journey. I'd love to get these unpublished photos published in Metalsmith Magazine.

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Lost and Found - Spirit

Date of Creation: 14/02/2022

List of Materials: 925 silver, vitreous enamel

Dimensions: 17x23x8mm

Photographer's Name: Kaisu Tullinen

Conceptual Statement: Lost and Found is jewelry collection of enameled silver charms. Few years ago I found some children's toys when renovating my childhood home. There were two plastic figures under the floor boards. These figures made lasting effect on me and I knew I needed to make some jewelry from these findings. One of these figures was an elephant. I used it to make a sand casted silver charm and enameled it with vitreous enamels. I named the collection "Lost and Found" since someone had lost their toys in the sawdust and after 40 years I found them like a time capsule. I call the elephant charm "Spirit". When I finished the first Spirit, I thought that maybe this is a little elephant in search of its place in the world. So I started taking photos of Spirit while visiting different places. This collection is a work in progress and as the Spirit continues to search its place, so I keep on photographing the journey. I'd love to get these unpublished photos published in Metalsmith Magazine.

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