Ehstern Handcrafted Silk Jewelry is designed, dyed, and created in Kingston, NY from silk that is either repurposed, remnants, or Peace Silk.
Necklaces and bracelets come in a variety of beautiful colors.The designs incorporate metal, wood, glass, and bone with the hand-crafted and dyed silk cords. The jewelry is incredibly soft, light, comfortable, and wearable.
While studying Studio Art in college, I fell in love with all things fiber – from fabric dyeing, to sewing, to weaving and beyond. I worked as a stitcher in the costume shop of our theatre department where I would collect fabric scraps and other materials that I would repurpose into sculptures, installations, and weavings for my art classes. My rescuing of a large amount of silk that was headed for the trash was one of the key factors in how my journey in making silk jewelry began – that combined with inspiration from Lorna Moffat’s ‘Silk Unraveled’ and a lot of experimentation in technique and design on my part.