Hello and welcome!
I'm happy to see you here! Currently ordering and shipping to addresses outside of Finland is possible through Ounama Etsy shop. See you there! 😊
Orders over 50 € will get free shipping worldwide. On orders below 50 € there’s a flat shipping fee of 5 €.
Ounama is a small Finnish jewelry brand that creates fun and colorful birch plywood earrings. Inspiration for the earrings comes from different shapes, patterns, and colors. All products are made locally in Helsinki from start to finish: designed, printed, laser-cut, and finally assembled by hand.
I've always enjoyed making and creating things with my hands, because it relaxes, inspires, and makes me happy. At the beginning of the year 2020 I stepped into the world of digital drawing through an iPad and Procreate app. I quickly began to see my doodles as earring sketches and that’s where it all started. I had also dreamed of running my own online shop for a long time, so everything fell into place and Ounama's webshop opened in August 2020.
For the material of the earrings, I chose wood and birch plywood in particular because it’s a durable, ecological, and lightweight material that has a beautiful light surface. Birch is also a very Finnish material: it’s the most common hardwood in Finland. It was also important for me to be able to source materials locally. The plywood I use is PEFC and FSC certified, environmentally friendly, and of high quality.
The metal parts are made of stainless steel (also known as surgical steel) and tested in Finland by the supplier to ensure they don’t contain any lead or cadmium. Surgical steel is considered hypoallergenic so Ounama jewelry is safe to wear.
I design and hand-assemble all earrings in my home office in Helsinki. The wooden parts are printed and laser-cut into shape just a few kilometers away.
I hope you enjoy wearing Ounama earrings as much as I enjoy making them for you!