My shop named soilevuo art & crafts is now open at Etsy.com. You will find hand-made and unique accessories like handbag charms, reflectors with macrame cord, hats and bracelets to attach to your own gloves. I also present brooches, necklaces and various pieces of art.
My style is a mixture of influences from Nordic traditions, nature and everyday life. Uncomplicated and unpolished, even rough when I work with nature materials like branches, sea shells and horse chestnuts. Silly and feminine when I work with fabrics, strong colours, buttons and ribbons. Ecological when I combine new and used materials.
I am self-educated and have been developing my skills and imagination since 1983. My favourite materials are sea shells, branches, fabrics, cord, beads, plastic toys, buttons, coins, horse chestnuts, leather and wool. I usually make only one of each item and mark them with my S-logo, hand-burned on leather.
I enjoy hammering and drilling holes into various materials. My special passion is sabrage and I use champagne bottle corks in my assemblage art.