A perfect combination

Published: 29.03.2010
Sanna Svedestedt, Karin Roy Andersson Sanna Svedestedt, Karin Roy Andersson
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Palm trees covered in snow. Not what you expect to see in Barcelona, but quite a beautiful sight. From what we heard, this hasn’t happened in 63 years.

Back in Sweden, packing for our six months stay, we certainly didn’t have a thought of bringing our snow gear to Spain. The snow created a bit of a chaos, but it also awoke a lot of enthusiasm. We were not the only ones running out with cameras, trying to grasp what was going on in the streets. We are Sanna & Karin – freshly baked jewellers from HDK Gothenburg. In the middle of starting up our own workshops the opportunity occurred to do an internship with Klimt02 – and we jumped on the plane to Barcelona.

After the first months of millions of new impressions, running around the obligatory must-sees of the city and trying to understand the curious opening hours and siestas, we are now feeling at home. We are enjoying the pleasure of being asked for directions by tourists (and knowing where to guide them), being recognized by the guy who hands out free newspapers or saying “well, on Saturdays we usually…”


This snowstorm, which in Sweden would be just another layer covering up the yellow spots from the neighborhood dogs, here became a magical moment. We saw one man who made snowballs and played with his surprised daughter, while other people tried to use their umbrellas as protection from the snow. This frozen rain, so familiar to us since childhood, certainly looked different on a palm tree. Breaking up from old routines and environment can be difficult, but an amazing possibility to see things from a new angle. We are thankful for the opportunity of being out of place, but feeling like a perfect fit for our Scandinavian habits in a Mediterranean culture. Hopefully we will be able to give you a view of Catalunya in general and of Klimt02 in particular.


Hasta la vista (baby)!

Karin Roy Andersson & Sanna Svedestedt

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Diagonal is a collaboration between Karin Roy Andersson & Sanna Svedestedt. Our focus is to promote contemporary art jewellery. With this blog we share our views & thoughts to take you with us through the ups & downs of our jewellery adventures.