Ilene

Beljoy

60

Handcrafted by Empowered Artisans in Grassier, Haiti.

With each product you can expect slight variations as a part of the artisan-crafted charm.

 

Handmade from Haitian handmade clay beads, wood, and gold.

Length is 16 inches.

 

These clay beads are hand rolled, making each one unique and a small piece of art. The clay is dug by hand from natural deposits in Haiti’s central plateau. The raw clay is dug by hand from natural deposits in Haiti’s central plateau. The raw clay is then broken into a fine powder and the impurities are sifted out. The powdered clay is mixed with water and then dried on a plater to remove excess moisture. Skilled artisans roll these clay beads in a variety of sizes and shapes, then each piece is hand-painted with glaze. The finished pieces are fired in a kiln which transforms the raw clay to permanent ceramic, and the raw glazes to brightly-colored glass. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.

 

Artisan Information:

While 80% of Haiti's citizens live below the poverty threshold, the country is home to inventive and resourceful artisans who are full of hope and joy. This artisan group uses locally-sourced materials like clay, horn, paper beads, and leather. The jobs created when you purchase jewelry provide new beginnings for families, restore dignity, and inspire change. The artisans are paid 3x - 4x higher than the minimum wage and are provided educational opportunities, medical needs, microloans, and more. Our artisans in Haiti are provided with sustainable and dignified jobs that help support orphan prevention and community development.

Color
Blue
White
Grey
Brown

Collections: Handmade in Haiti, MMJ, Necklaces

Category: 2018 Inventory

Type: Necklace


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