Seed Earrings

Ten Thousand Villages

Looking for something unique to wear that will compliment your little black dress? Try these fun earrings made from the Chirilla seed in Colombia. The seeds are harvested at the perfect moment to capture the dark skins of the seed that are then processed and ready to be transformed into this beautiful piece of artistry.

Details:
  • Chirilla seeds, silver plated brass
  • Width: 1D inches
  • Dark skins of the seeds processed with a tumbler for fine finish
  • Drilled and dyed for a variety of colors: green/peach/yellow/orange
  • Handcrafted in Colombia

About Ten Thousand Villages:
For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has served as a fair trade retailer, working with more than 130 artisan groups from nearly 40 countries. It has pioneered the fair trade industry to help break the cycle of poverty.

The non-profit social enterprise:

  • Pays a fair price;
  • Creates long-term partnerships with artisan groups;
  • Makes sure artisans have good working conditions;
  • Collaborates with designers to produce trend pieces that incorporate traditional craftsmanship;
  • Emphasizes using recycled or renewable materials;
  • Empowers to help create change for the artisans, their communities, and their families.

Photo: © Courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages


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