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castillo gold dipped lace necklace

by Tulianna and Alejandra Garces $55.00
Handmade
Recycled

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A Golden Opportunity

Make a rare and romantic statement with Tulianna and Alejandra Garces' necklace that combines the timeless qualities of lace and gold. In a painstaking process taking several days, Colombian artisans transform lace into stunning, finely-detailed jewelry. The process is entirely done by hand: pieces of lace are cut and sewn, dipped in wax to seal and reinforce them, then in a layer of copper, and finally in 24k gold. The piece is then brushed by hand, clearing every void of the lace from excess metal to preserve its subtle detail. Finally, a lacquer is brushed onto each piece to protect its delicate beauty. The resulting pieces are glittering tributes to the traditional art of lacemaking, and gorgeous statements to add to your accessory collection.

Click here to see the Castillo Gold Dipped Lace Earrings.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
25611
Made from
copper, gold, Lace
Measurements
Chain: 17" -19"L extendable; Pendant: 2.25" L x 2" W
Notes
Care: As with any fine piece of jewelry, please don't keep in sealed plastic bags, don't get wet, or use any chemical cleaners, or perfumes or creams. If it gets wet, please air dry, or pat dry with a soft cloth.
  • the maker

Tulianna and Alejandra Garces

Tulianna Garces immigrated to the US from Columbia in 1985 after her first daughter, Alejandra was born, though she never forgot her home and the devastation that more than fifty years of civil war can have on an innocent population. Working with local communities in New England, she began teaching children from low income families everything from theater to printmaking. It was here that she witnessed first hand the power and inspiration that can come from giving individuals the opportunity to express themselves.

This was something that was not only desperately needed in Colombia, but also an initiative that would require a collaborative relationship with local artisans. Each piece Tulianna and Alejandra design is an impassioned labor of love that has passed through many hands, dedicated to the idea that all citizens of the world deserve to live safely and at peace.

Visit the blog to learn more about how Tulianna and Alejandra work with Colombian artisans to create their stunning dipped lace designs.

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CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE NECKLACE
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Unique bling

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from San Francisco

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Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Striking Shape
  • Unique

Cons

  • Bigger In Real Life
  • Good Pick

Best Uses

  • Going Out

Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE NECKLACE:

I got a gift certificate from my sister and used it for this. I love how it looks and the special secret of knowing there's lace inside. Plus I like the cause it supports. It was a bit bigger than I expected from the photo, but I got over that pretty quickly.

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5.0

It was called exquisite.

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from Cheverly, MD

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Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down

    Comments about CASTILLO GOLD DIPPED LACE NECKLACE:

    This item is unique and unlike other pieces I've seen. It is good work and handmade with a decent chain. I wouldn't have known that there is fabric at its base. It was really appreciated by the recipient.

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