Eija Mustonen, also a founding member of the collective, first studied lapidary art and silversmithing in Lappeenranta and Lahti, respectively, before completing a Master of Arts degree at the Helsinki University of Industrial Arts, in 2005. Since 2010, she has been leading the fine arts programme at the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. In addition to creating and teaching, she has participated in the organisation of several international contemporary jewellery events, including Alchemy and KORU. Her work from the past several years has been focused on metal as a main material, which she uses to create protective objects for the human body. Without actually being utilitarian, each object evokes its function and encompasses the wearer’s body like an armour. This time, she trades hammering for metal folding techniques, and presents a series of ornaments inspired by clothing, accessories and body adornment.