Krista Kretzschmar and Skultuna create a jewellery collection together, a collaboration that celebrates our Nordic fauna.
The Nordic Wildlife Collection for Skultuna is based on the already classical animal bracelets that the jewellry designer and goldsmith Krista Kretzschmar became famous for. She has shaped the collection from five selected Nordic animals: eagle, bear, wolf, deer and hare. “I have always thought of animal jewellry as very symbolic: that as a bearer you can recognize the animal's character or want to strengthen their characteristics. The animals Skultuna and I decided to do together are all typical and amazing animals that live in our Nordic nature but at the same time very different from each other. ”Working with Skultuna is exciting and I think we share values about quality and design,” says Krista Kretzschmar.
Each piece of the jewellry in the collection has first been developed and hand sculpted by Krista Kretzschmar, then produced by Skultuna. The working method is known for Krista, who is used to do bronze jewellery. Each Nordic animal in the collection symbolizes different things, the eagle stands as a symbol of, courage, freedom and strength. The wolf symbolizes power, pride and wildness. The deer stands for independence, searcher, strong instinct. The bear symbolizes power, courage and insight and the hare stands as a symbol of fast-thinking and strong intuition.
The collection consists of bracelet in gilt and polished steel for both men and women, in different sizes and aswell a collection of cufflinks. The nordic wildlife series is available from the beginning of November at selected retailers and at skultuna.com, the price for a bracelet is 95 EUR and the cufflinks 85 EUR.
Skultuna was founded in the year 1607 by King Karl IX of Sweden as a brass foundry. For over 400 years, Skultuna has produced objects of the highest quality for both everyday use and for special occasions. Skultuna is working with the international designer elite and the company's products are sold at many of the world's leading department stores. Skultuna has also won a wide range of international design prices over the years.
Krista Kretzschmar is a jewellry and design company that has been run by the designer and goldsmith of with the same name since 2010. Her jewelry is sold at a number of hand-picked retailers in Sweden such as Svenskt Tenn, Nitty Gritty, Artilleriet and Dusty Deco. She has also collaborated with, among others, Skultuna, Dagmar, Rodebjer and Anni-Frid Reuss from ABBA.