I have had the distinct honor of introducing a few new brands around the blog lately, and I am incredibly delighted to be presenting an extraordinary artisan goldsmith to you all today. Many of you may already be familiar with the work of Eske Storm, as a longtime designer for Trollbeads, with his pieces being some of the most popular Trollbeads charms around: Elephant Lock, Midgard Serpent, Thor’s Hammer, Viking, Fabled Faces, and the World Tour Denmark Viking Ship. But Eske also has his own studio where he has creates wonderfully crafted jewelry under his own brand – Eske Storm Goldsmith Design.
Eske crafted his first bead at the tender age of 6 and studied to be a Goldsmith in both Copenhagen and Mexico. His studio opened in 2001 and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark right next to Trollbeads headquarters. Eske’s designs are notably Nordic in aesthetic which gives it a strong bold feel. The themes for his charms generally surround Norse mythology and the time of the Vikings but given his own unique twist, self-described as “space-viking jewelry”. This is such a perfect term to describe Eske’s style; it’s old world tribal lines combined with a futuristic artistry.
The Eske Storm shop offers a variety of charms, pendants, and rings. In addition to having a predominant Nordic heritage, the beads feature a number of animals, Egyptian icons, geometric shapes, and Asian motifs as well. I love the long cylindrical barrel beads, and I am dying to get the dragon claw pendants (male and female). The most recent release from Eske Storm includes a collection designed by his apprentice, Alex Cramariuc focused on Japanese patterns. It is absolutely magnificent and deserving of its own post article ;). The World Tour Denmark Viking Ship was one of my first World Tour beads and still remains a cherished part of my collection; Eske also made 2 variations of the Viking Ship which I will present in an upcoming review.
As one of my favorite designers, I am thrilled to be featuring Eske Storm’s work. It’s unsurprising that I have a number of his Trollbeads charms and I’m excited to build up a collection from his brand. What do you think Eske’s craftsmanship? Do you have any of these charms?
Bead index (starting from left): elephant lock, winter, black silk, LE viking knot (retired), scarlet dillo, white stripes, WT Baltic States mushroom family, unique brown dice, WT Denmark viking ship, unique red turtle, cream dillo, unique brown braid, Troll tree, milky quartz, angles tip (retired), unique red spinner flower, unique brown chess, endless, unique two-tone red dillo, midgard serpent, unique brown dots.