j.Erik Acorn

                                     The Acorn...

Those of you who do not have an oak tree in your backyard to insure a long life and good luck can, at least, rely on the acorn to capture the oak tree's power. For generations many Britons, particularly in rural areas, carried acorns on their persons in order to remain perpetually youthful. This belief dates back over a thousand years to the Druids. The Scandinavians believed that an acorn at the window would keep lightening away because Thor, the God of thunder, protected the oak tree. The acorn has also been associated with the goddess Artemis, the goddess of nature and fecundity.

Acorns many mystical powers were brought to our attention by a customer who was a "Raven"; an elite group of fighter pilots who waged a covert war against the communists in Laos. The kingdom of Laos is heavily inhabited with a variety of spirits called Phi. There are both good Phi and bad Phi which matches up with the British concept of Gremlin behavior. Phi are active and very much a part of the Laotian culture. Hmong pilots fighting along side the Ravens had their aircraft purged of bad Phi by Buddhist priests before flying. Due to extremely dangerous combat missions and questionable airplane maintainence, our Raven customer had an acorn pendant crafted for him in Laos and became convinced that the acorn warded off evil spirits and has protected him ever since.

Wear your acorn with confidence, go through life without fear.

The Last Leaf Tree

                             The Lighthouse...

j.Erik, famed silver jewelry designer, created this lighthouse after being inspired by the story of the honeymooners sailing on a beautiful summer day.

Suddenly a violent storm turned their world into a nightmarish frenzy. Their small craft overturned. He, being a strong swimmer, told her to hang on to the boat while he swam to "Lighthouse Island" to call for help. Exhausted, he reached the island only to find out that the storm had severed all communications.

After the storm an unsuccessful search revealed nothing and the young bride was pronounced "lost at sea".

The devastated young man refused to leave the island and continued the search everyday until the cruel winds of November forced him off "Lighthouse Island".

As luck would have it, the island's lighthouse keeper could no longer tolerate the loneliness and left his job. The young man jumped at the opening and was hired.

Everyday he would stare out to sea in a futile attempt to bring back his love.

Several years later, on another beautiful summer day he spotted a lone kayak through his binoculars. Suddenly another violent storm developed which brought back terrifying memories of his loss. Later that night he noticed movement on the rocks below. He ran down only to find a young girl battered and barely breathing. He pulled her from the pounding surf and was able to revive her. They became very close and, a couple of years later, saw fit to hold their wedding on "Lighthouse Island".


The reindeer design was inspired by the astonishing true story

             "We Die Alone" by David Howarth

Norway was occupied by the Nazis in World War ll. In 1943 a group of trained commandos sailed from the Shetland Islands to northern Norway to help organize and supply the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed and all but one were killed. Jan Baalsrud, though wounded, eluded capture, and this is the unforgettable story of his escape over the Lyngen Alps.

Frostbitten, snow blind, lost, he reached an arctic village where the villagers, under the noses of the Germans and at great risk to the whole village, were determined to get Jan out across the mountains to neutral Sweden. The last link to safety was a Laplander driving his reindeer herd over  boundary less snow fields. The reindeer drawn sled pulled Jan across the border to safety under a hail of Nazi rifle fire.