This gorgeous necklace is handmade by women in a fair trade cooperative in Colombia out of renewable bio-based resins (see below for more details). This piece features a transparent half moon with pressed bits of Dandelion flowers, creating a unique, contemporary design.
Please note: Each piece is individually crafted so exact design of the pendant will vary. Some have more dandelion pieces than others (see photos for samples).
Pendant measures just under 1" wide and .5" high.
24K gold-plated 18" chain.
Please note: model photo shows pendant size in a different design.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
The artisans who make this jewelry live in the central mountainous Andean region of Colombia. They are part of a fair trade cooperative where they are paid fair wages and work in safe, comfortable conditions. They use bio-based resins made from upcycled or recycled materials that have been discarded. One example is pine park that is stripped from pine trees when they are made into lumber. This process creates a "green chemistry," which uses no petroleum based products and reduces the carbon footprint.