Whitney Stern from United States
is the artisan in the spotlight this week
Whitney Heather Stern is a Seattle custom jewelry designer, birth doula, and yoga instructor. Whitney's passion is to inspire and empower women throughout the world to support one another in strength, creativity and spirit.
Whitney's artistic journey began while living and studying in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. There she met several artesanias, or artisans, who were experts at making indigenous handcrafted jewelry. Many of these artisans sit in public spaces with their colorful skirts spread out around them weaving and crafting jewelry. Whitney's necklaces and earrings are inspired by the creations of these indigenous women from which she learned much of her skills.
Her vision is to combine her love of art with making a change in the world. With each necklace or earring purchased, a percentage of the proceeds goes toward supporting the development of two different women and children's public health organizations, one based in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and the other based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.