ReStrung™ was founded in 2011 by artist and New Orleans native Naomi Celestin. It's a fusion of her biggest passions - art, music and giving back to the community. Celestin got the idea to make jewelry with guitar strings after looking at some old strings at a friend's house. She thought it might be interesting wire to work with, so she began experimenting until she came up with a technique to make forms with the strings, and then she created a few designs that incorporated her signature wire-work, used guitar strings and semi-precious gemstones.
Celestin realized that musicians break strings often and change out their strings regularly, so she began to call on all the musicians she knew and asked them to save their strings for her. With a background in the music and art scene in Louisiana, she had a never-ending supply of material to work with! Once the idea got started, she began to get interest from musicians and jewelry lovers far and wide - and ReStrung Jewelry was born. Since its inception, Celestin wanted ReStrung to be a vehicle for keeping the cultural community of NOLA vibrant and unique. To that end, we donate a portion of our profits to The New Orleans Musicians Clinic.