An unlikely candidate for a jewelry designer, Marja Suna’s talents had successfully lied in clothing design but in 1998 she began meddling with metal and picked up the art of jewelry design virtually overnight. Awarded State Prize of Art and Design in 1979 and selected as the Fashion Designer of the Year in 1998, her words of wisdom about becoming a success in any art form is that there must be a message or a thought behind all creative work. A fashion designer at heart, Suna’s method for creating jewelry is to think of it as a part of a complete outfit or as an extension of clothing. In this way, she is able to create jewelry that is useable, elegant and tailored to certain occasions. Of her many collections for Kalevala, the Snowflower jewelry line is her most popular as its versatility and modernity is suitable for every age and style type.