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Lena Marie Echelle Designs: Funky Organic Jewelry

La Rioja, Argentina | 93 Sales

lenastudio

Lena Marie Echelle Designs: Funky Organic Jewelry

La Rioja, Argentina 93 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (46)

Announcement   Whimsical jewelry handcrafted in the Sierra de Velasco, Argentina.

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2018

Whimsical jewelry handcrafted in the Sierra de Velasco, Argentina.

Lena Echelle

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Lena Echelle

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Forming and constructing a custom greenbean necklace.

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About

Jewelry from the middle of nowhere, Argentina!

From the woods of eastern Kansas to the middle of Dallas, I’ve had several different jewelry studios. For the last several years I’ve lived in the mountains of western Argentina with my husband, Juan, and our two little girls. My studio resides in what used to be the chicken coop. On our way to work, we feed the pig, mules, dogs, goats, chickens, and rabbits, as well as water the gardens and orchard. We eat lunch on the living roof where we have a good view of the mountains and plan our next mule trip. This studio is smaller than my previous ones, but also much more intimate. Before moving here, I felt pressure to produce as much jewelry as possible and used various electric tools. However, I have come to appreciate the calm that comes from working and finishing each piece primarily by hand. When the rooster isn’t crowing, I enjoy listening to the chatter of the parrots and other wild birds and the swish of the wind through the mesquite trees outside. I like to imagine that my creations are imbued with the peace in which they are made and hope that this feeling of serenity is tangible to those that experience my work.

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  • Lena Echelle

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    From the woods of eastern Kansas to the middle of Dallas, I’ve had several different studios. Now I live in the mountains of western Argentina with my husband, Juan, and our two little girls. My studio resides in what used to be the chicken coop.

  • Amelia Tippit

    US Shipper

    Amelia is in charge of shipping and handling. She has a diverse number of interests (as well as a real job!) and hopes to one day live in a house on wheels.

  • Tyson Echelle

    Chainster

    Tyson is working on a PhD in Spanish lit, but he also happens to be a fine chain weaver. Look in the shop for his items!

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