Silver bells, twinkling lights, laughter, music, and enchantment are only a few of the joys this time of year brings to us. Worldwide, it is a time of celebration and special moments to share with the ones you love. Many of us will attend parties, host get-togethers, have elaborate dinners with family and share in the excitement of our children as they get caught up in the magic.
Here at Ten Thousand Villages, we get just as excited for this time of year. The creations of our artisans are often showcased as presents, or in the home. But let’s not forget to decorate ourselves for this special occasion!
Below are a few of our favorite fair trade jewelry pieces to dress up your holiday attire!
This Massai Spirit Necklace, Handmade in Kenya, is paired with the Andean Heights Earrings, Handmade in Peru. A layered necklace dresses up any t-shirt and jeans, or can be paired with a dress for a more casual, yet elegant feel.
The delicate nature of this Flowing Waters Pendant and matching earrings is bound to be a favorite go to piece. Silver filigree is a fine art in Indonesia. This design, with a touch of Victorian antiquity, is a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love.
This ensemble pairs well together for a striking and trendy look. Featured is the Crochet Necklace Scarf (handmade in Bangladesh), earrings pulled from an exquisite Silvery Sphere Jewelry Set,and a Soft Chain Bracelet (not shown, matching chain necklace).
Both the jewelry set and soft chain bracelet and necklace are handmade in India.
Iridescent beads add a holiday shimmer in this Andean Heights Necklace and matching earrings, sold separately. The necklace boasts beautiful detail in the shaping of the metal and pairs well with a dress with an open neckline.
Each necklace or earring represents more than a piece of jewelry. They are part of a story, and more importantly, a livelihood that helps to ensure a better day for our artisans and their families.