Be Proud. Be You.

Whether you’re a
… full blown metal head,
… an elegant Victorian goth,
… a travelling bohemian,
… a free spirited hippie,
… an LGBTQ+ superstar,
… a hard hitting punk, or
… a powerful Viking (aren’t we all!),
you will find something to wear, use, and be proud of, here.

And if you’re not, well, have a browse anyway. Something may just strike your fancy!


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Growing up in Norway, I got the Viking heritage in with the mother’s milk, to translate a Norwegian saying directly!
When I became disabled in my mid-20s, turning to artisan jewellery making seemed like a natural thing to do, and with my heritage I was instantly fascinated with chainmaille.
7 years later, here I am, making excellent quality pieces fit for everyone.


Time for a History Lesson:

Chainmaille, chainmail, chain mail – the many different spellings show that this is a technique people have an interest in.
Dating back to at least 200 B.C., chainmaille has been used by everyone from the Celts to the Romans to the Vikings and its proud tradition and culture has continued right up to the present day.
With such a rich history it’s no wonder people are intrigued by both the armour and the jewellery.

Chainmaille by Destai

 

Macramé can be traced back to knot arts in China in the 3rd century! That’s quite the legacy.
It was also used extensively by Arabian weavers in the 13th century onwards.
This art of knotting cord had its golden age in the 1970s, but now in the late 2010s we see a revival of the jewellery, plant hangers and wall hangings all around the globe.

Macrame by Destai

Pride Riots leading to Pride Parades started with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
Cops raided the Stonewall Inn, a big LGBTQ+ hangout, and people had finally had enough. Among the first stone throwers were pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. We have these brave trans women to thank for many of the rights we now enjoy as queer people.
Stand up, be amazing, and remember the proud tradition we come from.
Be Proud. Be You.

Pride by Destai

 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy your stuff?
Right here on this site! Click the Shop option in the menu to find all my pieces for sale. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to buy from a trusted marketplace, I have shops on both Etsy and Amazon Handmade.

Where do you ship to?
I ship everywhere! Most of my sales are international and I love being able to share my creations with the whole world.

Who are you anyway?
My name is Victoria, I’m a true Viking living and working in my newfound home on the South-East coast of the UK. If you want to know more, click through to my About page, where you can find my creative history.

How can I best contact you?
I have multiple social media accounts as well as email.

You can find me on:
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