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My name is Marie Fredriksson and I am a semi professional calligrapher living on the beautiful hill Kinnekulle in Sweden with husband and three cats (see where here: https://bitly.com/kinnekulle). Calligraphy has been the passion of my life since I was 14, and I never get tired of striving for beauty and excellence in this art form.

In early 2010 I began etching my calligraphy onto various metals, and I'm still excited over the possibilities. Later I began embedding my calligraphy in cast resin, and love all the colors I can achieve with this method. I'm having so much fun doing these pieces, and hope that you will like them too! My personal taste in jewelry is a clean, ‘Scandinavian’ look, without too much ‘bling’ that detracts the eye from what’s important - the lettering and the words. Wisely chosen words can have unexpected effects, right?…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 18
  • Joined March 2, 2010

Favorite materials

calligraphy steel nib, ruling pen, ink, gouache, paper, copper, stainless steel, sterling silver, aluminum, leather, epoxy resin

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About

My name is Marie Fredriksson and I am a semi professional calligrapher living on the beautiful hill Kinnekulle in Sweden with husband and three cats (see where here: https://bitly.com/kinnekulle). Calligraphy has been the passion of my life since I was 14, and I never get tired of striving for beauty and excellence in this art form.

In early 2010 I began etching my calligraphy onto various metals, and I'm still excited over the possibilities. Later I began embedding my calligraphy in cast resin, and love all the colors I can achieve with this method. I'm having so much fun doing these pieces, and hope that you will like them too! My personal taste in jewelry is a clean, ‘Scandinavian’ look, without too much ‘bling’ that detracts the eye from what’s important - the lettering and the words. Wisely chosen words can have unexpected effects, right?

My lettering designs always start as pen made original calligraphy on paper - I never use fonts or stamps. My electro etching method does not include the acids that is commonly used in etching. To etch hard stainless steel for example, I use table salt and water, with a little electricity added!

The etching liquid can be used over and over again for a very long time, while acids weaken quickly and needs to be replaced. I prefer using environmentally sound methods whenever I can, especially when they work equally good or even better than traditional methods.

For samples of my calligraphy and etching, please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/MarieOfSweden (English)
http://www.kalligrafi.com/calligraphy (English)
http://www.kalligrafi.com (Swedish)

You can also subscribe to my shop's rss-feed and get news about new listings automatically: http://www.etsy.com/rss_shop.php?user_id=9422607

At the moment I can unfortunately not accept custom orders.

Thanks for looking and for supporting handmade work!

/Marie

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