Scan Magazine, Issue 106, November 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Handmade in Norway

Handmade bohemian jewellery When Monica Berg had to go on long-term sick leave from her job in IT management, she needed something to spend her time on. She found great help and mindfulness in creating macramé jewellery. Six years later, Berg has set up the business Moon Nomades to allow her to sell handmade micro macramé jewellery and accessories with different stones and crystals. Most of it is made by her, but she admits that her partner Stefan Bjørnerud gives her a hand. “I have always done crafts, like knitting and crocheting,” says Berg. “But it was probably the interest for repetitive knotting and the magic of stones that got to me.”

Berg is fully self-taught and never studied jewellery making. She and Bjørnerud carefully handpick all the stones and crystals they use, and they also use Swarovski beads as well as brass, silver and gold. “I find a lot of inspiration in nature, in the forest and the sea mostly, but also in traditional Norwegian ‘bunad’ jewellery and filigree,” she says. Moon Nomades started their journey in 2012 when Berg and Bjørnerud met. To-

By Synne Johnsson  |  Photos: Moon Nomades

gether, they have travelled and explored the world and are always looking for new inspiration and ideas. Berg wants to keep expanding the business and explains that their big dream is to open up a shop one day. “This is my passion – it’s a dream to travel the world to find stones and crystals, provide the world with the beauty of micro macramé, and live off doing this,” Berg ends. Website: Facebook: moonnomades Instagram: @moon_nomades

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