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Handmade Haitian Clay Bead Bracelets - choose color

$ 14.00

Hand made and hand strung clay beads and brass.

These look amazing stacked or mixed with other bracelets. Create your own favorite stack.

These 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.

About the organization: Béljoy is a distinct line of handcrafted jewelry produced in Haiti by local artisans. Béljoy offers women in Haiti the opportunity to earn a dignified and consistent wage through the art of jewelry making. By teaching this trade and paying a superior wage, we hope to encourage women and empower them to provide for their families. 

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