Becca Glass Cuff Large
Cool blues and greens paired with understated neutrals are the hallmark of our Aqua Collection. Inspired by the vast blue ocean and tranquil aqua seas, these handcrafted cuffs reflect our commitment to the most basic of life-giving natural resources: water.
Our Aqua line ranges from intricate traditional patterns to mesmerizing mosaics in hues of aqua, turquoise, silver and gold — all of which bring to mind the peacefulness and blessing of water. 10% of all sales of the Aqua Collection are donated to DIGDEEP, a nonprofit organization working to ensure the community on the Navajo Nation has access to clean, running water.
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.