Datter Industries is a project by illustrator Kaye Blegvad (me!) to create subtle, narrative jewellery. It began in New York City in 2010, but has since crossed the Atlantic with me a couple of times as I moved between London and Brooklyn. I now have tiny studios in both cities, where all pieces are made by hand.
Datter is my endeavour to turn drawings and ideas into jewellery. All pieces start out as models hand carved in wax, which are then cast and finished individually in my studio. I like my work to show signs of being handmade, nothing too clean or too perfect. The process is part of the product. I draw my inspiration from all over the place - ancient artefacts, talismans, ritual, the occult, weaponry, and the natural world.
Why Datter? It's the Danish word for 'daughter'. It's part 'data' part 'matter'. To me, it seems a little alchemical.
I hope you like what I've made here.