Handcrafted by single mothers and families living in the village of Cuauchichinola, Mexico, the Christina Earrings are unique, yet simple and will look great with any outfit, whether its casual or dressy.
Creating this beautiful jewelry provides our Mexico Artisans with a living wage, allowing them to secure safe and decent housing and food for their families!
Dimensions: Approx. 1.5" Long
Material: Bronze Metal Plated in 14K Gold or Rhodium Silver
Made In: Mexico
- Earrings may require periodic polishing to maintain shine
Artisan Group: Supply Diva
10+ years ago, Supply Diva was started to help young women in a rural village in Mexico. At first it was one small workshop with basic tools, and now they have grown to three workshops with a wide variety of tools and equipment for producing an incredible variety of jewelry supplies. The women learn a trade, make a living, and help strengthen their families. Each of them is happy and proud to have meaningful work, and they are so very grateful for the opportunity to learn.
Some of the women have been empowered to built homes for themselves and their families. For this small village, it is very unusual for a woman to make such a good living. Many are the sole support of their extended homes. Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters, cousins, all live together and help each other. Our village is mostly agriculture, so for women there are very few options outside of marriage. These young women have all learned they can control their lives and make decisions that are different than their parents.
* 100% of your purchase will go back into the organization to help the women and families we serve and enhance the BraveWorks' artisan program.
Where it's made
Our metals are handcrafted by single mothers and families living in the tiny village of Cuauchichinola (pronounced “wha-CHI-chi-no-la”), Mexico. The residents of Cuauchichinola have very few options for work, with field labor being the primary employment option. Our dear friend and partner gives these families a better option, transforming their lives with her artisan compound on a hill above the village. Laura, along with daughter Lluvia, pays our artisans $25/day, providing a living wage, allowing them to secure safe and decent housing and food for their families. Your purchase keeps families together in Mexico as they are able to create sustainability in their village.
How it's made
Every piece of metal in our collection, whether it has been hammered, soldered, stamped, or cut is intentionally crafted by artisans working tirelessly to produce quality work while providing for their families. There are three separate workshops on Laura’s compound. Workshop one is where you will find artisans like Flor, Idee and Gerrardo hand hammering, soldering, cutting, sanding, and polishing each piece of nickel-free bronze. On the other side of the workshop you will find Noe hand linking every one of our chains. In workshop two Pedro manages the heavy machinery to manually cut out each shape we use in our earrings and charms and in workshop three Lulu runs the enameling and finer detail work for the products.