Hardware

I came across jewelry designer Elena Estaun while checking in on my fave Portland shop Stand Up Comedy. Elena got her start in Barcelona, where she began designing jewelry when she was a young girl. She studied at both St. Martin's in London and Parsons in NYC, where she now calls home. After traveling the ends of the earth for inspiration and research, Elena found materials such as bone, coconut shell, and rubber, which she has incorporated into unique pieces of wearable art. 

I love the "industrial" look of a lot of the pieces, and those with lots of volume like the bracelet below.











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