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22 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas

Christmas time is the darkest time of the year and here
in Finland it´s especially dark. Between the sun rising and setting
it´s only five hours - even in the southern Finland. In Lapland
the sun doesn´t rise at all for a few months.

If the day is cloudy, you don´t get that much light during that time either.
Like all over the world, we have the tradition
of lighting our surroundings up. Candles and light chains indoors and 
outside are lit already in November.


This birch branch brings light and works as a Christmas tree as well.







Otto and Fanni, the office assistants.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Hyvää Joulua!
Felices Pasquas!
Merry Christmas!
Boas Festas!
God Jul!
Glædelig Jul!
Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Joyeux Noel!
Froehliche Weihnachten!
Buone Feste Natalizie!
Nollaig chridheil huibh!
Kala Christouyenna!
Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket!
Gledileg Jol!
Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
Feliz Navidad!
Boas Festas!
Buorrit Juovllat!



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5 Dec 2017

Advent Candelabrum in Equestrian Style

The first Advent starts the Christmas season. Advent has it´s meaning in the liturgical 
year, but even if you are weren´t that religious, there is this beautiful tradition: 
every Sunday one more candle is lit up as a sign of time, the Advent time, 
passing and Christmas getting closer and closer.


On the 4th Sunday, they are all lit.

It´s easy to make an Advent candelabrum by yourself, also fun with the kids! 
We have a different kind every year, this year we were inspired by 
the wine bottles and spray paints! 

All you need is four bottles, spray paint and decoration after your own taste. 
It´s not necessary to paint the bottles if you prefer them clear or
you have bottles with matt finish.


This year our Christmas is white and silver and this is our version of an
Advent candelabrum. We used a spray primer for glass and plastic
 befote painting them with the silver spray, but that is not compulsory.


Moss and the green apples bring some color and softness
to the arrangement.


In the midst of holiday celebrations, shopping, lights, decorations and joyful carols, 
it might be quite rewarding to have a peaceful, quiet moment with your dearest ones 
and enjoy the light of the candles.

Have a joyful Advent time!


Read more about the Advent time:

15 Nov 2017

Best Christmas Present Ever!


 Horses and ponies... No matter what time a year, they
are on our minds. And yes, we would like to have them around
us, every day, forever!

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nannasalmi horsehair jewellery makes that possible!

Give delighting, truely touching and memorable gift:
fine jewelry with a woven tail hair ribbon made with her or his
own horse´s tail hair.


You will receive the item gift wrapped, ready to be given.


Ring Amate, classisc and stylish
woven ribbon 3 mm 


Tuum,  woven ribbon 6 mm
Tuum is massive, good choice for a man.
Inside surface of all the rings is convex, that makes them more
comfortable to wear.



With or without stones, your choice...


Woven tail hair ribbon 6 mm


Woven tail hair ribbon 9 mm,  64 hand bedded 
Swarovskies or diamonds


Cufflinks Polo,  Woven tailhair ribbon 3 mm

These and many, many more designs you find in our web shop

also available

HD Animals Wallpapers
 Enjoy the time waiting for Christman...




10 Nov 2017

Reconstructed new website!

We are so happy to introduce our new website!

There are no moving pictures, animations, jumping or fading texts. 
There are no XXXXL pictures.
The functions and drop down menus are as simple as possible.

BECAUSE...
We know that very many of you use mobile phone or tablet when surfing
around in the exciting world of the internet. The new website should be now
optimized for PC, mobile phone and tablet.


nannasalmi.com on your mobile


You can easily find and compare the prices of different
designs and metals...


When you click "order" you see how much and how long hair
we would need to make a weave for that certain item.

You don´t have to print the order form anymore. All the 
information comes to us online as you select the item, size, ribbon style etc.
And don´t worry: we will be in touch if there is information missing or
some other problem with the order.
 If you have any questions considering your order, ribbon styles, sizing etc.,
 please, don´t hesitate to be in touch!
CONTACT

One thing is still the same:
You get the invoice as an e mail AFTER we have received the hair from you.
We wish to be sure, that the hair is "weavable" before you pay for
your jewellery.

So, plenty of information - auch auf Deutsch!
Make your choice and place your order here:
www.nannasalmi.com


Suomalaisten asiakkaittemme toivomme käyttävän
suomenkielistä sivuamme
www.nannasalmi.fi

Tällä sivustolla on mahdollisuus myös osamaksuun mikäli valitset
maksutavaksi Checkout -maksun. Koru toimitetaan normaaliaikataulussa
tilauspäivästä tai siitä, kun olemme saaneet jouhet.
 

2 Oct 2017

Photogrpaher Katja Jensen in her own Words

Katja Jensen, born in 1998, Denmark


My journey started before I was born, with my mom being an equestrian. Even though I had three elder siblings, I was the only one that held onto the love for the horses as I grew up. I remember when I was no more than four years old, I would often grab an old bucket, and wander out to the paddock. We had the gentlest standardbred mare there, and I would scramble onto her back, with the help of the bucket, and then just sit there for hours. That’s when I started to wonder how incredible would it be, if I could do this for the rest of my life?

I didn’t have an easy childhood. I was bullied up through middle school, and so the horses became my sanctuary. I have always been one to feel strongly, and so I would react resolutely on those feelings. My fellow schoolmates couldn’t quite understand it. But the horses didn’t ask questions or judge me. They would just welcome me right in, with their big, brown eyes and soft muzzles. That’s what I believe horses do best. They connect to you, right where you are, and acknowledges you. Without trying to change you or the situation, but doing so with their acceptance.




When I was around 11 years old, I loaned my mom´s DSLR camera. With no rules to follow, I threw myself at photography, with such eagerness and anticipation that only a child can hold. I photographed absolutely everything. Horses, cats, leaves, flowers, insects, sunsets. The list is long, but in general all that was to be found on the farm.
High school would prove to put an end to my creativity for a while. When I was a teenager, my interests were many, and I couldn’t seem to settle on one for more than a few days at a time. I was into photography, drawing and writing. But to really be good at something, you need to dedicate yourself to that subject. Therefore during my education, my photography was neglected.



After high school I decided to release myself from the students applying to college. Instead I got a job, and started working and saving. This is probably the best decision I ever made. It started out as a gap year, but has later just turned into my way of living. Someday - perhaps - I will find my way back the school bench.
With the stress and pressure from high school gone, I could really begin focusing on what I wanted to do with my life. I had more or less lost the motivation for photography, until I decided to give it another shot. During my school time, I would do small commissioned photo shoots, and some of these shoots woke the smoldering fire inside from my childhood. I knew my passion was still there, I just didn’t know how to find it.

During 2017 I have carried out a project of mine, called “Horses in Motion”. Most of the photos you have seen during this week, have been from this project. I decided to photograph the horses only, without a human's influence. I collected horse models, that I would use for my own photo shoot, in which I decided what I wanted to photograph.
This also led me to more experience with light and different time settings, resulting in photos I haven’t been able to make before. I was often afraid to step out of my comfort zone, during the commissioned photo shoots. I stuck to the things I knew.


Even though this is not my profession yet, I have no doubt that the following years will change that. In February I’m travelling Norway, doing commissioned photo shoots and photographing more models to finish the last of my project. Remember: dreams come in a size too big, so we can grow into them.

Katja.


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28 Sep 2017

October - the Golden Month

Autumn. October.
Cold, dark, wet.
Sunny days, warm afternoons and golden leaves.

Just posting these pictures to cheer you up - it is not that bad after all!

You get to wear your dearest pullover, warm socks, enjoy fire, lid the candles.
You can walk in the forest, enjoy the fresh air and the morning frost -
with you dearest...

nannasalmi horsehair jewelry

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There are all the colours and shades in October.

Have a beautiful weekend!




24 Aug 2017

Foals of Birch Bark by Jenni Tieaho - what else?

Birch bark is very versatile material, and without it the life of the northern 
people would have been much more difficult in the old days. 
When soaked, resilient but easy to bend.
When dry, very hard, durable and beautiful.



Photo by Jenni Tieaho

These foals were seen in Mänttä Art Weeks as well.



Detail of a tail

See more of Jenni Tieaho´s work

Birch bark has been  used for example as a building material for roofs and isolating. 
All kinds of everyday necessities were made of it, too: 
back packs, food storage and cooking dishes, rings, musical instruments,
even shoes.

Birch trees are most common of Finland's deciduous trees, and in Finland's cold 
climate even partly competitive with Finnish forests dominating the spruce. 
Birch trees grow in the coniferous forest zone mixed with conifers, which makes 
them a significant species of hardwood.To get birch bark we don´t cut the 
trees, bark is taken off the trees that are cut anyway.

Birch bark is a fascinating material. No wonder, that Jenni Tieaho has
chosen to work with it side by side with other nature´s materials like willow.


Back pack


Shoes
allthingsfinnish.tumblr.com photo by Marja Pirilä


Photo Tuohimuori, Marjatta Flander-Airola


Rattle and pot cleaner by Tuohimuori


Jewellery box


Jewellery, "poor man´s engagement ring"


Making a birch bark roof
Photo yle.fi


Birch, photo puusto.com


Just imagine yourself and your horse in a birch forest...
There´s no better forest for a forest ride!