Het Westen - The West

FS Design

Fine Studio Jewelry

Vintage Mexican Silver Jewelry

American Indian Decorative Arts

About Us

Welcome to Het Westen which features our Studio Jewelry design collection as well as selected pieces of Vintage Jewelry and American Indian Decorative Arts which we find inspirational. We are designers who love the landscape and Native American cultures of the Southwest. We've enjoyed collecting the work of artists of this region and have used all these, as well as our long careers as architects & designers in other fields, as inspiration for our own Studio Jewelry designs.

Het Westen
was established in


Our eye has also been drawn to the work of the Mexican silversmiths of the 1930s through 1950s, working in Taxco and Mexico City, including artists like Antonio Pineda, Hector Aguilar, Hubert Harmon, William Spratling and Margot de Taxco. Their work has a modern sensibility while still retaining a handmade quality.

I hope you enjoy our online gallery!

Elaine Felhandler & Sue Steeneken


Felhandler/Steeneken Design


Our Architectural Projects can be seen at

Felhandler/Steeneken Architects