Ellena Earrings

Ellena Earrings

$29.00
Fun and fresh! These Eleena octagon hoops are dainty and feature a handmade clay bead and come in the color...
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  • Type: Earrings

Fun and fresh! These Eleena octagon hoops are dainty and feature a handmade clay bead and come in the color of your choice!

Brass Hoop + Haitian Clay Bead

Our clay beads are hand rolled, making each one unique and a small piece of art. The clay is dug by hand from natural deposits in Haiti’s central plateau. The raw clay is then broken into a fine powder and the impurities are sifted out.  The powdered clay is mixed with water and then dried on a plater to remove excess moisture. Skilled artisans roll these clay beads in a variety of sizes and shapes, then each piece is hand-painted with glaze. The finished pieces are fired in a kiln which transforms the raw clay to permanent ceramic, and the raw glazes to brightly-colored glass. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.

Béljoy is a distinct line of handcrafted jewelry produced in Haiti + the US by local artisans. Béljoy offers men + women in Haiti the opportunity to earn a dignified and consistent wage through the art of jewelry making. 

Béljoy partners with Touch of Hope in Simonette, Haiti. Touch of Hope started an organization called the Starfish Program, that offers business and life skills to local women. Béljoy employs women who are participants in the Starfish Program. By teaching the trade of jewelry making and paying a superior wage, we hope to encourage women and empower them to provide for their families