gold dipped vine lace necklace

by Tulianna and Alejandra Garces $48.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Gold-Dipped

Adding brilliant luster to delicate lace, this lovely creation harkens back to the art of lace-making, made popular in the Americas towards the end of the 15th century. Alejandra Noguera-Garces and Tulianna Garces and their team of artisans in Colombia sew together real pieces of lace until they've achieved the desired shape. The design is then dipped in wax to seal each intricate curve, then dipped in upcycled copper and shimmering 24K gold. A final hand-brushing allows each delicate detail to show through, offering elegant appeal. Handmade in Colombia.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
25608
Made from
copper, wax, gold, Lace
Measurements
Chain: 18" L extendable to 20"L; Pendant: 3.13" L
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

Although Tulianna Garces (pronounced: Gar-says) was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, she has always considered herself a citizen of the world. Her grandmother was Russian, her mother was born in Iran and raised in Austria, her father studied in Scotland, and as a child Tulianna was raised speaking Spanish, French and German.

Tulianna immigrated to the US in 1985 after her first daughter, Alejandra was born, leaving behind a increasingly violent Colombia for peaceful, albeit cold, Vermont. Tulianna, however, never forgot her home and the devastation that more than fifty years of civil war can have on an innocent population. By working with local communities and schools in Vermont and New England; teaching children from low income families everything from fine art to theater to printmaking , she witnessed first hand the power and inspiration that can come from giving individuals the opportunity to express themselves, work collaboratively and improve their lives through sustainable practices and ideas.

This was something that was not only desperately needed in Colombia, which has a population of nearly five million internally displaced people; but also an initiative that would require a deeply collaborative relationship with local artisans--something she had always desired to place at the forefront of any business she would create. Each piece Tulianna and Alejandra design, whether it is made of vintage lace, Agave or the Tagua seed plucked from the rainforest, is an impassioned labor of love that has passed through many hands and is 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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