Handcrafted in Chile by Jessica Palacios, this necklace celebrates the art of fused glass with light blue and white opaque glass splashing into blue bubble glass in a rectangular pendant. Hanging from two waxed cotton adjustable cords that expands to 28 inches with coordinating wood beads, the pendant is approximately 2 inches long and 7/8ths of an inch wide.
Meet the Artisans
Calypso Chile is a family owned business that operates from the family home. Marcela Cofre and her husband supported their family by making women's shoes until 1994 when the market for shoes dropped dramatically as cheaper imports flooded the market.
After dabbling in various types of crafts, Marcela found a particular talent for glass making, building a sustainable business to support her family as well as the families of others who she has trained to help make glass products, specializing in fashion jewelry. As a member of the WFTO, Marcela operates the business under the auspices of fair trade, ensuring that all of the artisans and craftspeople are paid a fair price for their work.