Hello! My name is Sierra Eilers and I'm the artist behind Arreis Designs. I was born and raised in Vermont, and it's become a big part of who I am and what I do. I've always loved making things and I feel grateful to have grown up in an area with an incredibly supportive community with an affinity for local handmade goods. Being exposed to this early on planted the seed that I later cultivated when I moved to Montana to attend school in 2010. I began school undeclared but quickly realized I was happiest when I was creating art, and switched my major to fine arts. Upon graduating in 2014, I moved home to Vermont to be closer to my family and the place that I feel such a strong connection to. Since moving back, I’ve spent my free time making my work and establishing relationships with local stores. I’m really excited to now have the opportunity to connect with people all over the world who share my love of jewelry!
ABOUT MY WORK
My work is the embodiment of my childhood in Vermont and a testament to the prized possession of jewelry. The Northeast landscape where I was raised informs my color palette of blue and green stones, as well as my line-centric designs. Both the rivers and the mountains of Vermont create a vast variety of topography, these geographical formations weave throughout my home, and I’ve taken what I’ve found to be the most inspiring aspects of these landscapes and have incorporated them into my work.
From a young age, I was aware that my mother’s jewelry had an incredible amount of sentimental value to her. Because of that, it has always felt natural to me to emotionally invest myself in the jewelry I chose to wear, to allow myself to form an attachment with each piece and what it stood for. I believe that over time what we adorn ourselves with becomes a part of who we are and our self-identity, it joins us in our journey through life and becomes a reflection of the passing years.