Crochet Silver & Crystal Ball Stud Earrings

£23.00

Product Info

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This shimmering pair of stud earrings will add an effortlessly elegant look to your style. 950 Peruvian silver is drawn down into a fine wire and delicately hand-crocheted around a sparkly crystal bead that shines through the silver mesh. All findings and ear hooks are sterling silver.

Great for special occasions like a wedding too!

ORIGIN: PERU

MATERIAL: 950 PERUVIAN SILVER / STERLING SILVER / CRYSTAL BEAD

MEASUREMENT:
Ball width approx. 10mm diameter

 

Story

The crocheted silver jewellery is handcrafted by ladies of Zoe Fair Trade Project based in the shanty towns of Lima, Peru.

Zoe Project collaborates with a south London based fair trade company Just Trade that was initially founded in order to provide a viable route to market for the then struggling Peruvian fair trade project in 2006.

When Laura the director of Just Trade met them for the first time, they were already highly skilled in the art of crochet using silver wire. Combining traditional craft skills and materials with expert knowledge of contemporary design, they have developed ranges of unique and characterful pieces that are made with care from locally-sourced and ethical materials where possible.

Since the partnership was formed, the ladies of Zoe Project have been able to improve their homes, pay for medical treatment and educate their children. And rather than traveling great distances for long shifts in a factory, they can work from home, which makes a huge difference to the care that they are able to give their families.