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Ágústa Sveinsdóttir Feature


We’re lost in a dust cloud with this new range of jewellery. These beautifully strange dust-coated pieces are paired with contemporary jewellery design and modern shapes. Talk about up-cycling, this jewellery is taking things one step further and sourcing materials most housewives would be horrified with.

Dust typically contains human skin and hair, fibres and even plant pollen and they say that once dust settles it cannot get any worse after fifty years. The dust sourced on this jewellery range will slowly disintegrate over time, and its aim is to show its wearer a new experience, allowing them to watch the transformation on their own skin. The metallic genius behind this concept is Ágústa Sveinsdóttir, a designer from Iceland who has taken inspiration from the symbolic Vanitas paintings as a base design with mixture of silver, copper and gold toned metals.

The collection makes us want to shake out those vacuum bags and get the PVA glue ready, because this is some bling that even Henry the Hoover would be proud to wear. So grab one for yourself soon because they won’t be around long, and don’t let yours gather dust!

Words by Loo Loo Rose


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