These round earrings feature a traditional Hopi design featuring inlaid resin in Mexican alpaca silver. These earrings are handmade by Mexican women artisans with hypoallergenic hooks.
Colors: Silver, assorted
Metal: Alpaca silver
Materials: Resin inlay
Clasp: Hypoallergenic hooks
Dimensions: 17 mm x 17 mm x 3 mm
Story Behind the Art: Art Camp -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.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Well-made product that sells for much more in other stores. I have been told that the design refers to life's journey with its twists and turns. The pendant part is smoothed and shaped a bit like a worry stone. Good buy =)
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