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Handmade Circular Natural Fiber Earrings in Alabaster, 'Delightful Nature in Alabaster'

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Handmade Circular Natural Fiber Earrings in Alabaster, 'Delightful Nature in Alabaster'

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Sharing the delight of nature, Honduran artisan Cristina Hernandez creates this pair of earrings. Two circles filled with intricate openwork patterns are hand-knotted from junco fiber in a natural alabaster color. Each ring swings from a stud on a copper ring.

Made in Honduras

  • Junco fiber, copper plated stainless steel, stainless steel posts
  • Post earrings
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 2 grams
  • 0.05 oz
  • 6 cm L x 4 cm W x 0.2 cm D
  • 2.4" L x 1.6" W x 0.1" D
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Cristina Hernandez

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Cristina Hernandez from Central America.

 

Meet the Artist

Cristina Hernandez

Cristina Hernandez

“My commitment is to offer employment to every talented woman in these villages where opportunities are scarce, but where there is a lot of talent and desire to get ahead..."

“My name is Cristina Hernandez. I am proud to be Honduran. My passion has always surrounded handicrafts, appreciating... the beauty of what is made by hand. Outside of my country, I studied fine arts and entrepreneurship.

“Everything that you see today on our page was born from the time that I coordinated an exportation project for handicrafts in Honduras, where I fell even more in love with everything artisanal. It introduced me to the beautiful life of artisans with marvelous abilities, as well as of the hardship of living in marginalized zones without opportunities to sell their art at fair prices.

“Unfortunately, this project ended; the organization left the country and many artisans were left without opportunities to continue exporting. In that moment, my mom and I decided to continue working with the artisans. The art of weaving in Honduras has been around for more than 80 years; born in South America in countries like Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia. This art consisted of the weaving of natural fibers, which today represents a part of Honduran heritage.

“For a lot of artisans, lack of innovation is a problem. I knew that I had to start with that, designing and creating new pieces that still retained a traditional essence. This gave our artisans new pieces to sell. I should mention that a lot of our artisans made hats and baskets, but those pieces took more than a week to create, and clients could not appreciate this dedication. Because of this, our artisans would often not receive fair prices for their pieces.

“For business reasons, I lived in Vietnam for a while. In 2001, there were more than 1,000 weavers. When I returned, there were only 25 weavers left. In the interim years, many of the women had emigrated to other places, such as the United States, or they had simply gotten old and were not able to dedicate themselves to weaving anymore. In this moment, I decided to dedicate myself 100% to working with them. We had to start fresh with a lot of enthusiasm in order to save this marvelous technique, allowing us to help many families.

“We started to make small pieces, such as jewelry, which did not take a lot of time to make and could be sold at fair prices. Our artisans can create many of these pieces each day, and it also allows them to take care of their homes and children.

“My commitment is to offer employment to every talented woman in these villages where opportunities are scarce, but where there is a lot of talent and desire to get ahead and offer their children a better future. Because of this, each piece is made with a lot of love and dedication. You can see this in each piece, which carries the essence of each artisan.”

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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
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

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.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!

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