Tor Johansson and his wife Tania are the makers behind ArtfulResin, a line of handmade wood and resin jewelry inspired by nature. From pretty pendants to elegant earrings, each piece encapsulates the beauty of the spectacular Norwegian landscape—the place where Johansson was born and raised before he moved to England.
While Johansson has a background in carpentry, his wife is an optometrist and a writer. The pair decided to pursue their creative passion after having their first child, which drove their desire to spend more time as a family. Through hard work and dedication, the duo developed stunning statement-making accessories made from colorful synthetic opal resin and burl wood. The two materials beautifully fuse together inside transparent, glossy shapes, resulting in miniature swirling skies, oceans, and mountainscapes that you can carry wherever you go.
“I wanted to capture some of that majesty and the breath-taking awe that the Aurora Borealis inspires,” Johansson tells My Modern Met. “I hope that people who wear our jewelry will feel like they are carrying a little bit of this natural miracle with them.” While many ArtfulResin pieces encapsulate the gorgeous blue and green hues of the Northern Lights, others are made with rainbow-colored, lab-made pearlescent opal that changes color depending on how it catches the light. The pair reveal, “We take inspiration from the beauty that is all around us; a gorgeous blue sky with wispy clouds drifting by, or a luscious green field sprinkled with wild flowers, or the fiery glow of sunset.”
You can check out the full ArtfulResin collection on Etsy.