Axe of Väinämöinen

"The blood came forth like a flood
the gore ran like a river:
there was no hummock
and no high mountain
that was not flooded
all from Väinämöinen's toe
from the holy hero's knee."

When it was time to porpoise Pohjola’s maiden, Väinämöinen was tasked to carve a wooden boat. Not everything always works out the way it is planned; Väinämöinen’s axe slips cleaving a mighty wound to it. However, the spell of the origin of iron has been forgotten by the old demigod, and so Väinämöinen seeks for help. Help is found from Antero Vipunen, the old, wise giant.

Materials

Sterling silver, 925

Pica Pica

Magpie is known on Finland as a potty-mouthed bird, who collects shiny items. Magpie is surely familiar to the Finns from the nature, and that's why magpie is included on many folktales.

In old days, magpie used to go to south. There this black bird – magpies used to be black in these days – met the southern bird on the beach. This southern bird had beautiful, white apron, and of course magpie fell in love whit this beautiful piece of cloth. The southern bird went to swim and left her apron on the shore – and then magpie saw his opportunity came and stole the white apron. Of course, this southern bird noticed her apron to be stolen, and threatened to kill magpie if he did not return the apron back. Magpie got scared of this threat and decided to fly to the north. Nowadays magpie spends summers and winters in the north, using the stolen white apron over his black feathers.

And as the magpies are said to collect all shiny and beautiful things, this silver magpie with his swaying shiny tail feathers has managed to collect tiny silver balls on his back.

Material

Sterling silver, 925

Fjord's droplet

Fjord's droplet is recycled silver. The droplets shape varies really much, as droplets usually do - It is impossible to get perfectly same shape.

Pendant has small balls of silver, which tingle when touching the droplet. Back piece of the earring has short chains and there's small droplets at the end of the chain.

Materials

Sterling silver, 925

Sampas

Well the Sampo grinds when finished,
To and fro the lid in rocking,
Grinds one measure at the day-break,
Grinds a measure fit for eating,
Grinds a second for the market,
Grinds a third one for the store-house.

Sampo is familiar from the epic poetic Kalevala, and now that machine has transformed into jewelry. It isn't confirmed yet if this silver Sampo grinds anything...

Materials

 Sterling silver, 925