Royal Typewriter


This weekend we went to Halden, across the fjord, in order to pick up a typewriter I had located on
The lady selling it was keeping it in her garage until she could get rid of it and stated she hadn’t actually used it herself, she just had it for decoration and now needed to clear up space. To only keep such craftmanship as a decoration and not for proper use is just sad in my opinion, but she wanted 50NOK for it so I kept my mouth shut.

It took some WD-40, a toothbrush and a lot of q-tips but I managed to get it fairly clean. Three of the keys wouldn’t “bounce” when used, but after the clean and slightly modify one of the steelwings it now works beautifuly.

I spent some time looking up its serialnumber on the online database and managed to determine it’s from 1939. Which is essentially the same year Norway was occupied by Germany and thereby included in World War 2.

Blue Dream Bangle

I have so many different kinds of blue beads it’s not even funny. I decided to use quite a few of them on this bangle hoping to try something slightly different then my strange unexplanable hematite fetish. Except for the ironic tiny grey bead being infact hematite. The rest is bluecolored pearl discs and cat’s eye.

Golden Leaves

Decides to try something completely different, whipped out some golden leaves and matching seedbeads for this creation.

Those curves and black beads

With black seed beads, silvercoloured beads, magnetic and non-magnetic hematite beads and way too light thread came this creation.
I wanted to try more with curves and such, although I feel I didnt quite got it right.

Jasper Imperial Jeans

I have so many blue beads I doubt it can be healthy, so when given an opportunity to use it all with jasper imperials and cat’s eye I wasn’t hesitating for a second. It took me a couple of days, a lot of changing of plans every 10-15 minutes but I got there in the end.