The THIS IS HOME-collection is a collaboration between JohannaN and Swedish hip hop artist Adam Tensta. The collection is a statement against xenophobia, and meant to stress that we are all home where we live.
Brass is an yellow alloy (mix) of copper and zinc. It has been manufactured for thousand of years in many parts of the world. It is often used for decorations due to it’s bright gold-like appearance. Brass is nickel free.
Brass is a living material that changes over time. It darkens and gets patina which makes each item unique, but if you want your jewelry to be as bright as when you bought it, it’s easy to polish, just look at the Care-information.
Why you should buy this
Excellent working condition
The hand-sawn jewelry is made by Tom and his wife, Boom in their small workshop at the first floor of there house in the middle of Bangkok. Johanna has been working with them for almost 6 years, and developing the production together with the craftsmen is an essential part of the collaboration.
Johanna is talking with this site 2-5 times a week, so there is a tight connection.
Tom is sawing the pieces and Boom is managing their orders, checking the quality and putting on chains etc before dispatch to Sweden. Tom and Boom are independent craftsmen, setting their own hours and payments
Supporting traditional skills
This production is made by skilled craftsmen. Over time, generations of creative artisans built a tradition of craftsmanship around brass – a craft tradition that today only exists in a few places in the world. In 2009 Johanna established her label with artisans in Thailand as partners from the start.
No use of chemicals
The metal workshop manage to do all production and hand sawing without the use of chemicals.
The excess brass gets sold back to the site where it is bought, to go into production again.
To track the raw material itself, however, seems to be a difficult and long process and we do not yet know where the brass is from and how it is treated along the way. According to common perception, 90 % of the brass reserves are recycled, but we would like to know for sure where the raw material is from. We are currently working on finding another more transparent source for the raw material.
3,5 cm wide, adjustable size
How to clean
The easiest way to polish your jewelry is to use ordinary copper and brass polish for the brass and silver polish for the silver. Polishes can be found at any good paint and hobby shop. You can also try to polish with ketchup or lemon juice for the brass.
How to use and store your jewelry
The bracelets and rings are easy to shape into desired shape and size. Brass and silver are soft and flexible metals, but be sure to still be careful.
- Warm up the jewelry with body heat, making it less brittle.
- Carefully bend to the required size. Do not break!
- Be extra careful with the jewelry that you bend frequently, such as bracelets to get on and off. Brass and silver is durable, but still a little fragile.
- Use the supplied small box or a jewelry box for storing.
- Storing your jewelry in direct sunlight
- Storing your jewelry in moist environments, such as bathrooms
- Bathe or shower with your jewelry
If your jewelry brakes
If a chain or something else breaks, please feel free to tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org! You have a one year warranty on all jewelry, and during this time Johanna will repair your items for free.
Most importantly, wear your jewelry with lots of love!
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