SundtStudios

Wearable Art by Christine L. Sundt

Eugene, Oregon

Announcement    Welcome and thank you for visiting. Each item in this special collection of wearable art is handmade by me. I call this fashion line "say something - without words" jewelry.
Most pieces are made with recycled and repurposed aluminum that I have transformed into elements that are colorful and elegant, unique and exquisite, playful and strong.
I am happy to offer free, trackable first-class shipping within the United States for all purchases. Each jewelry item will be sent in a custom logo box. Your special requests are always welcomed.
I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know your tastes and preferences that will help guide my future Etsy offerings. Have you marked your favorites? My aim is to please you with your purchases and to work with you. If you don't see your special colors in the current offerings, just ask and let me show you what's possible.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2022

Welcome and thank you for visiting. Each item in this special collection of wearable art is handmade by me. I call this fashion line "say something - without words" jewelry.
Most pieces are made with recycled and repurposed aluminum that I have transformed into elements that are colorful and elegant, unique and exquisite, playful and strong.
I am happy to offer free, trackable first-class shipping within the United States for all purchases. Each jewelry item will be sent in a custom logo box. Your special requests are always welcomed.
I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know your tastes and preferences that will help guide my future Etsy offerings. Have you marked your favorites? My aim is to please you with your purchases and to work with you. If you don't see your special colors in the current offerings, just ask and let me show you what's possible.

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About SundtStudios

Sales 18
On Etsy since 2010

Art proceeds from coffee, or so it seems.

Aluminum: often discarded, sometimes recycled. It's typically a single-use item that’s hardly considered precious unless it can be somehow transformed. That’s what I’m doing. This is my story.

My aluminum is an after-brew coffee pod, grounds removed. I’ve saved these beautiful, colorful containers from the landfill and found a new use for them. I have turned them into design elements and components for my jewelry creations.

Back in 2010 when I had my first taste of Nespresso coffee made from their new-to-the-consumer-market espresso machines, I was pleased. Not only did the machine produce an exceptionally tasty beverage, but the small, spent pods also intrigued me. As a recycler, I could not just throw them into the trash!

I studied their construction, took them apart, and quickly realized that I had something unique and unusual to work with. Once I emptied the grounds and cleaned the tiny aluminum cups (there is a certain amount of dirty work required!), I could cut, bend, fold, corrugate, and devise stunning beads, spacers, wings, fans, leaves, sticks and more that could be blended with pearls, metals, fibers, and other beads to became exquisite one-of-a-kind jewelry items. These light-as-a-feather pieces seemed to exude whimsy and playfulness which I promptly named “Fun and Games” –a new design series within my repertoire, introduced in 2010 under my primary fine design logo clsjewelry.

Fast forward, I am still enjoying this repurposing challenge. Despite the fact that I have had my Etsy shop for a decade, I have not been actively using it to market my brands, until now. I am better known through gallery representation, on Bainbridge Island (WA), Oberlin (OH), Monterey (CA), and Eugene (OR). These are new times requiring new strategies amidst new opportunities. Creativity inspires me to try again and hopefully discover new horizons.

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  • Christine L. Sundt

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am an artist, making jewelry for over 25 years from my small studio in Eugene, Oregon. I have also published books about my art through Blurb.com, putting my other life skills as a writer, art historian, photographer, and curator to good use.

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Last updated on Jul 31, 2020

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Last updated on May 10, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How to transform a loop-based necklace into a pendant?

Depending on the length of the necklace (18 to 22 inches being typical), pick up 4 to 5 loops, roughly evenly spaced, on the opened end of a magnetic neckwire. The size of the pendant will depend on how many loops are chosen and the distance between the previously picked-up loop. Once all the loops are on the neckwire, allow them to slide together to form the pendant. Experiment with different pick-ups for the look and length of the pendant that best suits your taste or your garment's neckline.