5 Unique Looks, 1 Simple Necklace

What’s better than five pieces of jewelry?

One piece of jewelry that can be worn five different ways, of course!

Pair it with your trusty little black dress, or your favorite pair of jeans and a plain white T-shirt. Our Transformation Jewelry is the perfect piece to elevate an otherwise ordinary outfit.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Our partners at TARA Projects in India have come up with an elegant way to combine five distinct looks into one piece of jewelry, while also reducing waste produced by the fashion industry.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand VillagesThe artisans of Lok Kala Kriti Samooh workshop in South Delhi make the vibrant beads on this piece by hand, using sustainable mango wood and discarded sari fabric. After sari fabric remnants are purchased from the local market, they are washed and ironed and cut into tiny strips.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Those strips are then given new life by carefully winding them around tiny pieces of wood and stringing them alongside metal beads.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

A long strand is formed, and then paired with a sari ribbon, to make a piece of jewelry that can be worn five different ways.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

This versatile piece is a unique addition to your current lineup of accessories, perfect for the person who is always traveling, or a great gift idea for your minimalist friend who is trying out a capsule wardrobe.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Here are the 5 ways to wear the Transformation Jewelry:

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Long & Lean

The easiest way to wear this piece! Remove the beaded strand from the ribbon and simply wear as a long necklace.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Bangles

Throw yourself an arm party! Get the look of stacked bangles by wrapping the beaded strand around your wrist.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Double Loop

Effortlessly give yourself a layered look by looping the necklace around your neck twice.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

Ribbon Bracelet

Simple and straight forward, this is an easy way to add a casual pop of color to your arm. Disconnect the ribbon, then connect both ends to the metal ring with the snaps.

This transformational jewelry handmade from repurposed sari is the easiest style choice you will ever make. | Transformation Jewelry | Fair Trade Fashion | #LiveLifeFair | Ten Thousand Villages

The Whole Package

Loop the necklace strand through both ends of the ribbon and snap it securely into place.

What’s your favorite way to wear it?


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Valentina

A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Valentina lives in Lancaster, PA where she runs slowly, hikes often, and excitedly points out historical landmarks to friends and family. She is fond of curry and guacamole, and insists that vanilla ice cream is a waste of time and calories. Val is convinced that the greatest feeling in the world is stepping off a plane in a new place, and is a passionate believer that all the best days include books, baking, border collies, and bagpipes.

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