I’m not taking Eurovision personally. And however the dreaded Brexit pans out, I will always be very pro-Europe. So let’s give a big Euro hug to a business that’s from Brighton via Sweden and Italy, combining the best in creativity and craftsmanship from each.
Nordik Light is a luxury brand specialising in exquisite handmade jewellery and scarves. Founder Mari-Ann Pesula is from Northern Sweden, and is now based in Brighton. You can order from the site worldwide, and your order will be shipped straight outta Shoreham.
The Italian connection comes from Nordik Light’s range of Italian scarves, which are handmade in Como. At 140 cm square these are absolutely massive. You could use it for anything from a tablecloth to a sarong to, well, a scarf.
I like the Cartoon pattern, inspired by comic books. It’s made of 100% silk and comes in a variety of colours. This is the khaki & black version.
The jewellery offering from Nordik Light is inspired by the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. And also dragons. If you are missing your dragon quotient since the end of Game of Thrones, check out these earrings.
I love that dragon clasp with his tiny bejeweled eye. Is that a Swedish Short-Snout dragon, as tackled by Cedric Diggory in the Triwizard Tournament?
These are big, statement earrings with tassels that drop from the earlobe to almost collarbone. You don’t get many of these in the North Laine.
The earrings look like they should be heavy, but they’re not. The light metal clasp is made from a mixture of copper and zinc, and the tassel is made from tiny beads of agate.
These are artisan, handmade products, so I’ll warn you that they are on the spendy side. Keep an eye on the site, because the plan is to expand the range into handbags and other fashion accessories. I like what I’ve seen so far. Douze points to Nordik Light for sure.