I design and make silver jewelery inspired by science.
Do you have a molecule or a protein you would like to have as a silver jewelry?
Some jewelry that has been specially ordered as a dissertation gift, exam present, farewell gift …
If you want a jewelry that I have not yet designed, contact me, info@valegarddesign.
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Christmas Market in Ljusgården at Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Thursday December 16th, 10 am-2 pm.
On the 2nd of Advent, 4 & 5 December, at 11 am – 5 pm, I will be present with my science-inspired silver jewelry and some Christmas-inspired silver jewelry at Löfstad Castle outside Norrköping.
Löfstad Castle – one of Östergötland’s most magnificent castles. The castle was built in 1636, and since the last owner, Emelie Piper passed away in 1926, time has stood still.
During the four Advent Sundays, between 11-17, there will be a Christmas market at Herresta Lada in Odensala just outside Sigtuna.
I will be there with my scienceinspired silver jewelry and some Christmas inspired silver jewelry the first Advent (28/11), the third Advent (12/12) and the fourth Advent (19/12).
On Saturday, November 20, there is a Christmas market at Botanika in Uppsala.
I will be there with my science-inspired silver jewelry and some Christmas-inspired silver jewelry.
This year’s silver jewelry inspired by the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology and Chemistry have been delivered to the Nobel Museum at Stortorget in Stockholm.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2021 was awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.
David Julius identified TRPV1, a receptor that registers heat in the nerve fibers of the skin. He utilized capsaicin, a pungent compound from chili peppers that induces a burning sensation, to identify the receptor that responds to heat.
This year’s Nobel Prize jewelry in Physiology/Medicine is therefore the capsaicin molecule and a small red-enameled silver chili. The capsaicin molecule in silver wire with the three oxygen atoms as silver balls.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2021 was awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.
Benjamin List showed that L-proline is an effective catalyst that can drive an asymmetric catalyst.
David W.C. MacMillan designed a simple organic molecule, MacMillan’s organocatalyst. The molecule contained a nitrogen atom that could form an iminium ion in an asymmetric catalyst.
This year’s Nobel Prize jewelry in Chemistry is the two molecules L-proline and MacMillan’s organocatalyst. Both formed in silver wire with the nitrogen atoms as silver balls and the oxygen atoms as 18K gold bolls.