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Floral Resin and Paper Stud Earrings from Costa Rica, 'Magnificent Bloom'

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Floral Resin and Paper Stud Earrings from Costa Rica, 'Magnificent Bloom'

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Printed onto paper and coated in resin, colorful petals form a concentric floral design in this pair of stud earrings from Costa Rica. Katherine Vargas designs the earrings, which adorn the wearer on posts of stainless steel.

Made in Costa Rica

  • Resin, photograph on paper, stainless steel posts
  • Post earrings
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
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  • 4 grams
  • 0.14 oz
  • 0.5 cm H x 1.3 cm Diam.
  • 0.2" H x 0.5" Diam.
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Katherine Vargas from Central America.

 

Meet the Artist

Katherine Vargas

Katherine Vargas

“This has been the work of many years with my husband, who has been my principal source of support, and my daughters, who are my motivation from day to day."

“My name is Katherine Vargas Zarate. I was born in Heredia, Costa Rica, a small village with plenty of tradition. It is... very well known for its traditions and its handicrafts. I grew up surrounded by handicrafts. My mom is a painter, my grandpa is a teacher and a tailor, my great-grandma and my great aunts wove bags and tapestries by hand, and my cousins are sculptors, so you could say that I was surrounded by art and beauty from my infancy.

“When I was young, my mom dedicated herself to creating handicrafts that she sold in the fair. I believe that this inspired me to create my own pieces from a young age. Of course, as I grew up, I became interested in other things. I studied business administration.

“I have three small daughters whom I love with all my heart. Every day they teach me to strive, especially my second daughter, who has multiple disabilities. I stopped working in order to dedicate all of my time to taking care of her. We sustained ourselves with my husband’s salary, but eventually there came a time when he was not earning enough.

“Some people ask how I began to create these pieces, but I really began working in this field by accident. One day, my daughter broke some of her earrings. Unfortunately, we did not have enough money to buy her more, so I decided to make some new ones with material that my mother once used for goldsmithing. The final result was marvelous, and we were all surprised. My daughter was the one who inspired me to make these pieces. This was when I began to make my own items, which were widely accepted, and that’s when I knew that I could do it.

“In order to begin, I had to invest $20.00. It was not a lot, but my situation was very difficult and it was hard to give up. Without a doubt, I know that it was the best investment that I have ever made, and a lot of good things came from it. I began to make many more things. At the start I was alone in working with wire, but it occurred to me that there were many people who also made this art. That was when I started looking for different forms of creating, and I found resin. It is a noble material that allowed me to make a multitude of different pieces. in 2017, we received the national award for industry, where we competed with around 100 other businesses.

“This has been the work of many years with my husband, who has been my principal source of support, and my daughters, who are my motivation from day to day. We have made it this far and we are full of pride. We work a lot, and this strength is reflected in our pieces, communicating to our clients the importance of purchasing products that are made by hand. It is a marvelous process where we impart our creativity, our love, and a lot of dedication in order to be able to give our clients quality pieces.”

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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