Classic, minimalist and sometimes whimsical jewelry

Helsinki, Finland · 325 Sales


Classic, minimalist and sometimes whimsical jewelry

Helsinki, Finland 325 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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nina kotek

nina kotek on Mar 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second time I am buying this item, they wore well for years and did not give me an allergic reaction even when the gold plate wore off. Also very pretty!


FlimsyButFun on Dec 30, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Even better than I expected - they are lovely with safe and attractive packaging and such a pretty colour. Many thanks.

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Sunny jewelry for all weathers

Beautiful also tomorrow.
Simple to figure out.
Solid quality.

In the mid-2000's I made earrings together with friends, but the supplies and tools were put in a closet until I decided to dig out everything in 2011. Since I can't wear earrings myself, I decided to open a shop here on Etsy and the rest is history.

Solsken Design is a counterbalance to a life in the books. Creating new gives me peace of mind and it makes me happy to see a vague idea come alive. There is nothing I dislike, but much I love about jewellery making.

I find the clean lines of Nordic architecture and design inspirational, but maybe you can see a bit of sunshine in my pieces, too? Solsken is Swedish and means sunshine after all. Mother Nature is my ultimate design hero, though, as she knows the balance of 'not enough' and 'too much'.

I'm pleased about having found this creative part of me, but even more grateful I am for people who heart my things. The most amazed and humble I still am every time an order is announced in my email inbox. Thank you for being the cause of one of my happinesses!

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Shop members

  • Nina

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Bookkeeper, Organiser Of Paper War, Barista, Communicator

    Hi, I'm Nina. My aim is to create stuff that makes my heart sing. I'm a biochemist, writer and entrepreneur, recently also a runner and yoga/mindfulness practitioner.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2013
Welcome to Solsken Design! In my shop, you can find items designed and handcrafted (assembled) by me. I take great pride in curating a collection of items that feel contemporary yet in most cases can be worn many years to come without "going out of fashion".

Please send a convo if you have questions for me. I usually reply within a few hours or at the latest while having my morning coffee. There are rumours of the convo system not always passing on all messages, so please contact me again in case of silence!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I don't want rain to fall on you; this is my starting point.

- By Finnish law I am required to accept returns made within 14 days of delivery, but I hope you will contact me as soon as possible. Please contact me before you send anything back.
- All returned items must be in unworn condition.
- The expense of return shipping will fall upon you. The packaging is the same as or corresponding to the one that the item was shipped within to you.
- Once I have received the returned item, I will make a refund to your PayPal account. I will not refund the shipping costs of the original shipping.
- I do my best to describe and portray items as well as possible, so if you have any doubts before making a purchase, please contact me for further information or more photos.
- Please remember that colours on your monitor may differ slightly from the actual item and that the jewellery is handmade.

- I would like to see a photograph of a damaged (during shipping) item as proof. There is no point in sending a broken-beyond-repair item back, but to determine this I need a photo.
- If the damaged/lost item is not a unique item, I will send a similar one as replacement.
- If the damaged/lost item is a unique item, I hope we will be able to discuss the situation and agree on a solution. The alternatives are a refund to your PayPal account or replacement with another item.
My business is registered for sales tax, VAT. The prices do not include 24% VAT, which will be added to the total amount when checking out.

I accept payments via PayPal, a secure online payment system. You can buy without a PayPal account, but you do need an Etsy account. You can either contact me for help or find more information in these articles:
How do I purchase an item on Etsy?:
How do I open a PayPal account?:

If payment is not completed and I haven't heard from you within 24 hours of purchase, I will consider it a cancelled transaction. If you need more time, just contact me and let me know.
If you need your order rushed, please contact me for rates before placing your order. I will list a reserved item for you.
Please convo me for a quote on Economy shipping.

I only ship to the PayPal address. If it does not match with your Etsy address, I will not ship the item until you have confirmed the correct address.

- The shipping fee includes packaging and postage.
- Items are shipped in a gift box in a bubble envelope or wrapped in bubble wrap inside a normal envelope depending on the situation.
- Items will be shipped via Priority Mail, within 1-3 working days (Mon-Fri) of receiving payment.
- Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. I will not falsify information on the customs label, neither contents nor value.

Not calculating possible delays due to customs, weather, etc.:
- Finland: next working day
- Nordic countries: 2-5 working days (2-3 w.d.; shipping 10€)
- Central Europe: 2-5 working days (2-5 w.d.; shipping 10€)
- Rest of Europe: 3-6 working days (2-5 w.d.; shipping 10€)
- Rest of the world, larger cities: 4-10 working days (3-8 w.d.; shipping 10€)
- Rest of the world, outside of metropolitan areas: no estimates (shipping 10€)
Additional policies and FAQs
You can expect complete confidentiality and I will never give out your personal information voluntarily.

It is important to me to hear that you are happy with your order and therefore I leave feedback only after having heard from you.

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I do have a feline bizniz buddy, who has to stay on a safe distance while I'm working on my jewellery.

Should there still be something you are wondering about or something you would like to suggest be added to my policies and/or to the selection of products, please do not hesitate to send me a “convo” (conversation)!