Nothing adds sparkle and shimmer to your outfit like Czech glass beads. The intricate beadwork of these necklaces is sure to be a conversation starter!
Guatemala is a beautiful country, but one plagued by poverty and political unrest. An estimated 46% are currently living under the poverty line. One of the main hurdles for the artisans is accessing a market in which to sell their handicrafts. That's where this cooperative comes in. Not only do the artisans now have an outlet for their handcrafted items, but funds are donated to several organizations in the area. "Pueblo a Pueblo," a community-based charity, funds many grass-root projects including child education and lunch programs as well as mother-infant care. “Hospitalito Atitlan” is the only hospital that cares for those living in the community where the beadwork artisans of the group live. "Puerta Abierta" is a free library that also offers reading classes.
- Made by hand in Guatemala
- Hand strung czech beads
- One necklace with bead and loop closure
- Measures approximately 20-1/4" long fully extended
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Made by hand is uniquely beautiful. Our products are made by humans, not mass produced on automated machines. Minor imperfections and variations are to be expected as a characteristic of the artistry. Please appreciate these individualities for what they are, a maker pouring their heart and soul into a unique and beautiful piece of work for you.