faerwear is inspired by many things:
predominantly nature, travel (of the nomadic sort), transformational festival fashion, earth-based spirituality, ancestry, waste reduction, and yes, of course, faeries – hence, ‘faer wear’. I have been designing jewelry for over 20 years, and some of the materials I use come from a collection just as old.
All the leather that I use is 100% recycled. The silver that I use is also recycled (if you have even further questions about the materials I use, the FAQ is a great place to start, too). I am an avid “junk sifter”, constantly on the lookout for stuff to keep out of landfills.
Faerwear is currently created in a sweet little downtown studio at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, California. This is real “NorCal” – trees, mountains and rivers for days. I am 45 minutes from the Oregon border, and Mount Shasta, which is actually a dormant volcano, is over 14,000 feet tall. No, I have never been to the summit (nor have I encountered any mystical beings up there) and yes, “dormant” means that it’s asleep, not extinct. Mount Shasta has not erupted in about 400 years; some say it’s about time. Some also say the water here is the best on earth, and they might be right. We enjoy it untreated, and we are trying our hardest to defend and protect it from those who’d seek to capitalize on it (so help us out and please boycott Crystal Geyser!).