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Mette Saabye

Mette Saabye Jewellery maker
Contact
Danish, English, German
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 12:00 - 17:30, Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
Phone:
+45 26811826
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Beyond expectations

  • • Mette trained at the Fuji Studio Goldsmith School
  • • Her techniques include mokume gane and stone cutting
  • • She is inspired by her perception of the world

Mette Saabye's indecision led her in the direction of becoming one of the most innovative and reputable contemporary Danish jewellery makers. After finishing school, Mette wanted to keep studying but because she couldn’t decide between archaeology and taxidermy, she opted for jewellery and she was hooked. “When I started working at the Fuji Studio Goldsmith School, in Florence, I realized that I was having too much fun for it to be just a short adventure”. Back in Copenhagen, she trained as a jewellery designer at the Larsen Studio and then went to the Institute of Precious Metals. “Jewellery has become my language, my way of communicating observations, opinions and experiences to people all over the world. My language is based on materials, form and function that is easy to understand," she says, and her studio, in the Latin Quarter of Copenhagen, is at the heart of the jewellery community.

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Works

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Blue Tool & Multi coloured Tool

These pendants, made from elm wood, coral turquoise and resin, are part of Mette Saabye’s Objects of Desire collection. The collection is made up of jewellery “pretending” to serve an alternative functional purpose. The jewellery explores the meaning of function in general, and specifically in relation to jewellery and tools. The jewellery is made to resemble tools and is visually perceived as such, but essentially, it is simply jewellery.

Length 7
Width 7
Height 12

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Pink tools

These pendants, made from elm wood, coral turquoise and resin, are part of Mette Saabye’s Objects of Desire collection. The collection is made up of jewellery “pretending” to serve an alternative functional purpose. Through her work, Mette attempts to explore and define the meaning and function of jewellery. She asks questions and challenges common perceptions of jewellery by examining its wide range of possible applications and various forms of inherent value.

Length 7.5 cm
Width 7.5 cm
Height 12 cm

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Wishes for the future XIII

This silver pendent and nylon cord is part of Mette Saabye’s series of amulets that hold small gold rolls on which she has engraved hopes and wishes for future generations. The pendant is a quiet contribution to how Mette, as a jewellery artist, can work without having a negative impact on the environment. Working with pure silver and pure gold, the materials remain clean and can be melted over and over again without having to be cleansed first.

Length 9 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 4 cm

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Stone Poetry – A slice of Home - Lychnis flos-cuculi

This Cacholong and plastic laminated brooch is part of Mette Saabye’s works of artificial fossils that reflect the Danish culture in which she grew up. As a child, Mette dreamed of becoming an archaeologist. She was fascinated by history and antique cultures. She studied the beautiful dot-drawings which are used when making the registration of historical artefacts, and read articles where historians expressed their theories about ancient cultures.

Length 12 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 1 cm

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Stone Poetry – A slice of Home - Lucanus cervus

This Cacholong and plastic laminated brooch is part of Mette Saabye’s works of artificial fossils that reflect the Danish culture in which she grew up. As a child, Mette dreamed of becoming an archaeologist. She was fascinated by history and antique cultures. She studied the beautiful dot-drawings which are used when making the registration of historical artefacts, and read articles where historians expressed their theories about ancient cultures.

Length 12 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 1 cm

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