ReStrung Jewelry-- Naomi Celestin, Founder
Naomi Celestin spent most of her life working in the arts. After graduating from The University of Southwestern Louisiana with a degree in Archaeology and a minor in Visual Art, she went on to work in non-profit arts administration/fund-raising. After nearly a decade with the Acadiana Arts Council, Celestin shifted gears and opened NOLA Design Studio, a boutique web, graphics, and social media firm in 2005.
A maker at heart, she dabbled in metalsmithing, costume design, and jewelry making as a hobby, until she got the idea to create jewelry with recycled guitar strings. Within a few months of selling her designs online, ReStrung Jewelry was born in December 2011. ReStrung has grown steadily since its inception, and can now be found at over 500 retailers nationwide. Celestin's vision is to spread the word about ReStrung™ and give back to our cultural economy by supporting Louisiana's treasures - our artists and musicians. To that end, ReStrung donated 5% of their profits back to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and The Roots of Music.