These handmade silver earrings will be a lovely embellishment to any ensemble you own. These earrings feature a traditional Hopi design and are handmade by Mexican women artisans. The resin inlay features beautiful bold red and orange hues....more
These round earrings feature a traditional hopi design inlaid resin in Mexican alpaca silver. These earrings feature hypoallergenic hooks and are handmade by Mexican women artisans.
Metal: Alpaca Silver
Metal Finish: Silvertone
Clasp: Hypoallergenic hooks
Dimensions: 17 mm x 17 mm x 3 mm
Story Behind the Art: The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. Art Camp, short for Artesanas Campesinas or rural women artisans, is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group continues to introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, surviving a collapse in the 1990s in the marketability of their pieces with the influx of jewelry from other countries to the US market. The women have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. The jewelry product range includes semi-precious stones, shells, or tiny flowers captured in resin accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals. The tradition of fine Mexican jewelry is present in each piece.
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