My name is Tsedey, which means Springtime in Amharic language (Ethiopia) and the name ELELTA means the Cry of Joy. I chose this name for my business because Springtime is for celebrations, new beginnings and hopeful season that brings excitement to our lives. I feel joy in looking at nature specially at this time of the year where the leaves of trees are unfurling and the spring flowers coming through feeling you with cheer and joy.
I came into silversmithing almost by accident. When our two boys were younger and we used to take them to their football trainings. It was during one of these times that I had noticed the buzz in one of the classrooms nearby where some adult students were torching something or hammering something, etc…I found out later that it was actually a silversmithing class.
I was enrolled in the course, in 2002, curious, exited and slightly terrified to embark in something new. When I have learnt enough to start making my own jewellery, I decided to do my jewellery from home. I started by making presents for family and friends, held a jewellery show from my home twice a year for family, work colleagues and neighbours. I then later on started teaching classes to share my craft. A few years later I had a small group of attending sessions from my workshop at home.
In 2014, my husband and I left our previous jobs and moved to France to set up a ELELTA shop and workshop where I turned my hobby into my full time job and design, create and sell my silver jewellery alongside my husband’s weaving in our shop and also do teaching during the winter months where not much was happening in the shop. 💕
If you would like to know more about what I do then please follow my journey on my instagram account… eleltaatelier.
I’m Gareth, a weaver living in Najac, France. We design and make our products in our workshop-boutique in the village square. I use fibers like cotton, wool, linen, silk, jute and leather to create my designs. This gives more depth and individual look to each of the textiles woven. Most of the textiles that we weave involve some finishing of the woven textile like making the cushion covers with adding a linen backing and zips and mounting the lampshade textiles on the frames.
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