Lapland Lights Inspiration

Ruby Young

Frozen lake near the hotel where I stayed - Nellim Wilderness Lodge

In January of this year I was super lucky to be able to head over to Helsinki.  All of those posts on Facebook about the Aurora glass igloo hotel had been circulating at roughly the same time, so I was determined to head up to Finnish Lapland to catch the lights and bond with some huskies and reindeer.  It was amazing.

Finland in January is absolutely breathtaking, so it didn't take me long to whip out my sketch book.  One thing that really struck me was how the snow glittered at night - it looked like thousands of tiny diamonds.  The other was the massive icicles (I've always had an affinity for them, I'd just never seen them so big).  With the help of the beautiful scenery my winter wonderland Lapland Lights collection was born.  Rhodium plated silver to keep the pieces wintery white and sparkly diamonds to mimic the snow.

Here's a little mood board I put together for the collection -