Welcome to my web site with handmade science inspired silver jewelry!

DNA with gold mutation

On this site you will find a selection of silver jewelry designed and made by me, Karin Valegård. January 2013 I started my business Valegård Design. On September 27, 2017, I transformed into a limited company.

After many years as a researcher and protein crystallographer, I’m now a silver artist. Being able to combine science with silversmithing is fantastic. Protein structures, small molecules, DNA and RNA, all have beautiful shapes and in silver wire I form them into unique silver jewelry.

I left science five years ago and am now focused on designing and manufacturing science jewelry in silver/gold, jewelry also inspired by science in other areas.

In collaboration with the Nobel Museum, I design silver jewelry that highlights the Nobel Prize in Physics, Physiology/Medicine and Chemistry. A beautiful scientific jewelry arouses curiosity.

 

I make jewelry in the form of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and jacket pins. All my jewelry is made by hand in Silver925 and sometimes combined with 18K gold. My silver chains are marked with my VALE tag and the silver stamp 925 (Sterling silver 925).

You can find my jewelry here in my web shop and in the shop at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm.

Fast delivery. The silver jewelery is sent as registered mail.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Exhibitions

September 2022, “Science jewelry”, Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala

August 2022, Sigtuna Möte, Herresta Lada, Odensala

July 2022, Handmade silver jewelry inspired by Science”, Hantverksmässa in Båstad

June 2022, “Science & Art”, Uppsala Business Park, Fyrislund, Uppsala

May 2022, “Science & Art”,, Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala

April/May 2022, “Science & Art”, Galleri Upsala, Uppsala

April 2022, Odensala art round, Herresta Lada, Odensala

April 2022, Spring market, Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala

March 2022, Design och Konstmarknad, Galleri Zeitgeist, Saluhallen, Uppsala

December 2021, Christmas market, Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala

December 2021, Christmas market, Löfstad slott, Norrköping

November/December 2021, Christmas market, Herresta Lada, Odensala

September 2021, Odensala art round , Herresta Lada, Odensala

August 2021, Sigtuna mötesrunda, Herresta Lada, Odensala

July 2021, “Silver jewelry inspired by science”, Galleri Upsala, Uppsala

December 2020, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala

July 2020, “Silver jewelry inspired by science”, Galleri Upsala, Uppsala

June 2020, “Minimarknad”, Stickspåret design shop, Uppsala

March 2020, Art Show, Galleri Zeitgeist, Saluhallen, Uppsala

December 2019, Christmas market, Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala

December 2019, Christmas market, Linnés Kammare, Jumkil

December 2019, Christmas market, Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala

November 2019, Art Show, Galleri Zeitgeist, Saluhallen, Uppsala

November 2019, GE Healthcare, Boländerna, Uppsala

Oktober 2019, Uppsala Business Park, Fyrislund, Uppsala

Oktober 2019, Stickspåret design shop, Uppsala

Oktober 2019, Hubben, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala

September 2019, Culture Night, Norrköping

September 2019, Culture Night, Uppsala

August/September 2019, Ulva market, Uppsala

July 2019, “Silver jewelry inspired by science”, Galleri Upsala, Uppsala

April 2019, SciCruise, Stockholm-Turko

April 2019, GE Healthcare, Boländerna, Uppsala

March 2019, Uppsala Business Park, Uppsala

March 2019, SciFest, Uppsala

November 2018, GE Healthcare, Boländerna, Uppsala

November 2018, Uppsala Business Park, Uppsala

September 2018, Ulva market, Uppsala

April 2018, SciCruise, Stockholm-Turko

March 2018, SciFest, Uppsala

December 2017, Wallenberg Center for Molecule Medicine symposium, Linköping

Juni 2017, Structure biology conference, Tällberg

November 2016, “All light on Uppsala”, Galleri Upsala, Uppsala

September 2016, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala

April 2016, Medical Products Agency, Uppsala

October 2015, “Light at Gallery Upsala”, Galleri Upsala, Uppsala

 

Press

Sommarinspiratör – Valegård Design (Entreprenörden, 2020)

Hon skapar smycken med inspiration från vetenskap (Curie, 2019)

Från proteinkristallograf till silversmed (Tid & Smycken, nr1, 2019)

Dopamin – nu som smycke (Parkinsonjournalen, nr 1, 2019)

Silversmed avslöjar kristallers hemligheter (Universen, 2014)

Resellers

Sweden

Nyköping

Stockholm

Uppsala

UK

USA

Minneapolis