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.
These earrings were a huge disappointment, so I returned them. The colors on the screen were not true (darker in person), and they appear to be of low quality (the inlaid colors didn't match up); just not my style. Maybe for a kid, but just not sophisticated at all.
There are a number of similar earrings in this group. They are all pretty, practical and sturdy with a very affordable price. I have given many as gifts and all recipients love them. All of them have a SW/Mexican native design and living in the high desert of southern Utah, these are perfect and unique gifts.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Kanab, Utah (home of Best Friends),
Jan 4, 2014
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