Desert Sun Necklace

Beads fashioned from glossy bombona and tagua seeds make a vibrant statement in this necklace.
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Paola Delgado

$68.00

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Seeds Sewn

Bold beads fashioned from glossy bombona and tagua seeds make a vibrant statement in this eye-catching necklace. Artisans in Ecuador and Peru thread the waxed cotton chain with burnished beads that skip across its length in shades of ochre, plum, emerald, and maroon. Tagua--nicknamed "vegetable ivory"--is a cruelty-free material that helps curb illegal elephant poaching, prevents deforestation, and allows local artisans to make a living from the harvesting, carving, and dyeing of the seeds. Handcrafted in Peru and Ecuador.

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Made in Ecuador

Paola Delgado

created by

Paola Delgado

location

New York

I started designing and making jewelry in 2011 after working for years on wall street, with the desire to do something more fulfilling and philanthropic. With that in mind, I put my New York life on hold to travel Peru in search of inspiration. In my travels, I discovered communities who use amazonian seeds to handmake beautiful jewelry and studied with these artisans for months to learn all I could. Our partnership became the birth of Mujus, a name that means 'seed' in Quechua, the ancient language of Peru. Mujus prides itself in using only sustainable materials of the highest quality, and providing educational opportunities, healthcare benefits and fair trade wages to our wonderful artisans. Our signature material is the tagua seed. Tagua originates from a palm tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Tagua seeds are harvested after they have fallen to the ground, so there is no damage done to the rainforest during the harvesting process. And as no two seeds are alike, each Mujus piece is unique.

Handmade
Made from
waxed cotton, bombona seeds, tagua seeds
Measurements
25" L; Beads approximately: 0.75" Dia
Notes
Wipe clean with damp cloth; Avoid submerging in water; store away from direct sunlight.
Item ID
41861

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