Handmade silver and guitar string jewelry with played strings from famous guitarists Graphite portraits of rock stars Art and illustrations All made with love, intensity and dedication 

ABOUT KATYA

My art and my jewelry have a tight connection with peace, love and understanding. My topmost source of inspiration is rock music. I was inspired by the guitar playing of Steve Morse of Deep Purple to begin making jewelry. Today I'm the exclusive creator of officially authorised Steve Morse jewelry, a jewelry line consisting of items which incorporate guitar strings he performed concerts with, and items created specifically for this collection.  I will possibly be doing jewelry lines for other guitar players too, in the future. I draw rock star portraits as well, and had a few exhibitions. Sometimes I make illustrations, often fantasy ones. Oh, it seems I wrote and illustrated a poem book too, sometimes you just got to spit it out, right?
PS. I’m Swedish, living in Lund, in the south of Sweden.

SILVER JEWELRY & GUITAR STRING JEWELRY

I started making silver jewelry because I got inspired by a Deep Purple song, composed and played by guitarist Steve Morse. The first piece I made was a silver dreamcatcher with the inscripton ”The Aviator”, the name of that song. It was followed by other pieces inspired by Native American style and it felt natural to add strings played in concert by a favorite rock star. To order my Steve Morse jewelry, go to the Steve Morse Official Store:
Steve Morse Official Store

PORTRAITS

I used to draw all the time as a teenager, every chance I had, for example during boring history lessons. But when you become an ”adult” there’s a lot of ”must do’s” in life, that leaves you no time for doing what you want to do. Then my daughter started drawing very good rock star portraits when she was 16. I asked her to make one for me. She made one, and I wanted another one. She said to me ”do it yourself, then, I know you can”. So, I did. You won’t find the first tries on this site, but practice makes things better.

ART & ILLUSTRATION

I love drawing people, so I started drawing people in different situations, for example war, not nice, but epic, and expressive. Those drawings got me an illustrator assignment for a book about the Mayan people and culture. And one day a really funny Google translation made me draw an old Shaman. The drawing made me think of the world we live in and what we’re doing to it. I found myself with a brain full of words that needed to come out, so I wrote this poem book, ”No Man’s Land, with my own illustrations.

GET IN TOUCH

If you are a guitarist and interested in having your own line of guitar string jewelry, just send me a note. Or if you are interested in my other art stuff, do the same.

Peace & Love
Katya
katya.hastekstrom@gmail.com