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              Melange Collection

              Heart Ornament, Pink

              $12.00
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              Description

              Make your heart soar with this tiny, pink, hand-beaded, heart with wings ornament. Our beaded ornaments and pins are made by a women’s co-operative in a small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The women work in groups of five or so to produce these designs. The glass beads are placed in a multicolored pile upon a flat surface in front of each woman, and are picked up on needles held between each woman's thumb and index finger in a process so quick and precise that it seems like sleight of hand. As beads accrue, the sculpture emerges. Beaders must learn to weave or sculpt each new design separately, and to achieve the uniformity necessary they must memorize hundreds of steps for each figure.

              About Melange Collection: In small workshops around the globe, skilled artisans bring Melange Collection's whimsical designs for baby & home to life. Owners James and Bethany Therrien have been working with the same artisan groups for over 10 years and have developed long-term, committed partnerships that help promote sustainable income, environmental awareness and greater economic equality. From design to delivery, they are involved in every step.

              Material / Ingredients / Care
              • Spot clean
              • Glass bead exterior with plastic filling
              Details
              • Country of Origin: Guatemala
              • Maisonette Product ID: Item number MELA06517663