It was when escaping a seemingly narrow-minded Sweden a couple of decades ago that she discovered jewellery making for the first time. “Three days after graduating from secondary school I bought a one-way ticket to Kuala Lumpur. It all happened more or less by chance; I ended up living in Tokyo and started buying aluminium and glass to create jewellery and sell it in Shibuya. Very hippie,” she laughs. “But I made a living selling jewellery. I didn’t have any qualifications or a design degree or anything, but I had an eye for it.”