Jewellery to make you SMILE ! Inspired by a passion to create something fun but comfortable to wear from materials which would otherwise go to landfil

Hi, I’m Kate and I do all of the designing and making at Stellen, jewellery to make you smile. Diverting waste into beautiful, stand-out products is what I am passionate about.
With a background in community, youth theatre & teaching I have always worked in compassionate creative industries. I love creating and playing with colour.
I was inspired by Elvis and Kresse and their amazing work to divert firehouse from landfill, and thought: is there something I can do to swerve waste from Landfill. That’s when I discovered Tshirt yarn! Reclaimed from surplus, off cuts and over production in factories throughout Europe, Tshirt yarn is the perfect material for chunky statement jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth. So much useable material is left over from fast fashion production, and accounts for so much landfill waste, turning it into yarn provides a brilliant solution. Tshirt yarn is my main material, I also use vintage and preloved beads & model railway figures.
In 2018 I started a collaboration with Wyatt and Jack to use off cuts from their recycled bouncy castle, inflatables & deckchair bag production. Creating colourful geometric jewellery and taking them a step closer to zero waste.
I believe everyone can make a difference, no matter how small.

Objectables, Folkestone
Peony Vintage, Margate
Emporium of Illumination, Hayle
The WHY Gallery, Frome
Wyatt and Jack, Isle of Wight
Waste Not Want Not, Bridport