Drew Glass Cuff Large
NEW MEXICO DESERT COLLECTION
The New Mexico Desert Collection celebrates the strength and beauty of the desert within every woman. Each bead is dedicated to the fierce power we draw upon from deep within us, which like the desert is at once wild and still. In the deep blues we hear a midnight coyote sing to her silvery moon. In the golds and browns we feel the shimmering heat of the sun reflect against a mirror of sand. In every black bead we are reminded that it is within the darkness that we find the deepest rest.
How We Got Started
The word Etkie translates to mean “impact” in Turkish. In 2013, Sydney worked with a women’s cooperative in Istanbul assisting artisans in creating a platform for their handmade jewelry. The intent was to elevate their profit from meager sales to a reliable living wage. Returning to New Mexico, she launched ETKIE with the same passion to create an ethical company that could provide Native American beaders with a platform to create contemporary designs using the artistic traditions passed down from generations.
Ethically Made with Love
The team of artists earn living wages, impacting the choices they can make for themselves and their families. The artists live on the Navajo Nation where the roads to work are long and the jobs are nonexistent. Many of them elect to work from home on the land and in the community where their roots are deeply planted.
Handcrafted with our heart and soul, with no two pieces exactly the same, we hope you enjoy wearing your ETKIE piece.