Datter Industries is a project by illustrator Kaye Blegvad to create subtle, narrative jewellery. It began in New York City in 2010, then moved to London in 2012, and now has tiny studios in both cities, where all pieces are made by hand.
Datter is an endeavour to turn drawings and ideas into jewelry. All pieces start out as models hand carved in wax, which are then cast and finished individually in the studio. The work is intended to show signs of being handmade, nothing too clean or too perfect. The process is part of the product. Inspiration is drawn from all over the place - ancient artefacts, talismans, ritual, the occult, weaponry, and the natural world.