Hello! My name is Renée and, despite the French flavor in that, I am actually a daughter of the Amazon, a mixed bag of Portuguese, Angolan and indigenous Guarani roots. I am a self-taught jewelry artist, born and raised in Northeastern Brazil. My homeland is a place of a multitude of cultures and creeds, where I have fascinatingly experienced a great deal of folk healing and magic, all which inspired me to follow this path until here.
I have moved to Finland in 2011 and instantly felt strongly connected to its people and traditions. Here I am still, making jewelry and ritual items inspired by this land's spellbinding nature.
In Finnish, the word "loitsu" means "magic spell" or "enchantment". I am a true believer of the every day magic of things, and thus I treat each and every item I craft as a loitsu: something made with love with the simple intention of making your everyday life more beautiful and magical.
All my items are ethically handmade in small batches from recyclable or up-cycled materials, as well as cruelty-free nature finds. You can find them from this website and also from my Etsy store.
Many blessings to you and yours,