hello! my name is greta ruth, and I am the creator of tsii.


tsii, pronounced “tsea,” is one of my nicknames. I created tsii in order to share and explore the healing powers of hand crafts, the magic of objects and their renewal, and the little joys of life, as well as to put my own used guitar strings to good use.

I am a singer/songwriter, and make many of my pieces with my own guitar string. you can hear my music here.

the strings

the strings that I work with each have their own history. they carry the creative energy of the musicians who wrote, performed, and played music with them. this is one of the most exciting things about working with instrument strings.

in order to highlight this positive energy, i clean all of the strings that I use for jewelry with alcohol and cleanse them with palo santo and sage.

whenever possible, I record the name of the musician whose strings I used for a specific piece on the tag, so you that can go explore their music.

your tsii piece is completely handmade, one-of-a-kind, and repurposed with love and intention.