b r o d d g ö l t u r – upcycling handicraft
The shop broddgöltur was created in Iceland in 2012 by Estelle Divorne, a Swiss artisan. Since 2017, it is itinerant on the roads of Europe! The shop presents handcrafted objects made from reclaimed materials:
– paper (old books, musical scores, tourist brochures, magazines…)
– fabric (fabric scraps, repurposed fabrics, tarp…)
– wood (driftwood, palettes, reclaimed wood…)
– cardboard (paper boxes…)
– packaging (milk cartons, glass jars…)
– wax (leftovers of candles…)
The creation of new items depends on the material available. A small amount of new material (thread, elastic, filling, glue…) is often used to finish every object. You will find small decorative objects, jewelry, stationery, as well as pieces of furniture. Each item is unique!
Broddgöltur is the Icelandic word for hedgehog. I learnt this word when I arrived to Iceland and liked it very much. When I started to do handicraft in Iceland, (paper) hedgehogs were among my first pieces. It soon became obvious to use the word broddgöltur for my creations.
Upon request I can create the object of your choice: decorations, sewn objects, pieces of furniture… Contact me for further information. You can buy my creations directly by me, on my Etsy online shop (shipping to all countries) and in some places in Iceland and Switzerland.
My passion: give a second life to objects or materials that were destinated to be thrown. Reduce trash, reuse, recycle, upcycle. And be creative. With patience, love and care, every material can become interesting!
I love to spend time in second hand stores, I collect natural materials when hiking around, and I can’t help taking a look in the trash bins around my place. Then I start to create new objects depending on what I found.
Feel free to ask me customized items!
Estelle Divorne, creator of b r o d d g ö l t u r.