You'll feel tied to the earth in this handcrafted treasure, made in Guatemala and inspired by an earth-creation story. Your purchase helps to empower and lift up women from rural and urban communities in Guatemala, a part of the world that many people call the "soul of the earth." Weaving jewelry gives these women a chance to earn a decent wage to provide their families with much-needed necessities.
According to the tale, when earth was created, it felt cold and dark. To remedy this, a sun was attached. But when the earth was resting it became dark again, so the earth was given the stars to light up the night. Then the earth began to get dry and breathless, so water and air were created. Although the earth was beautiful, nothing would grow on it. It felt sterile and needed life. So the earth was given trees and plants. While this made the earth happier, it still felt that something was missing. For the earth's pleasure, animals were created — animals that could live in the sea, and on the land. Earth enjoyed this, but still felt it was lacking something, and was in need of nurturing. So people were created. Now the earth felt nearly complete, but there was no connection between the trees, plants, animals, people, sun, stars, water, wind, and the earth. Then love was created, allowing everything to become one, and to finally feel connected.
Seven distinctly different bracelets in each set representing the Earth, Sun, Stars, Water & Air, Plants & Animals, People, and Love. The bracelets can be worn tied together into one large bracelet, or pulled apart into individual bracelets.
- Set of 7 individual bracelets
- Waxed thread, glass beads, metal beads, ceramic beads, metal clasps and fittings
- Approximately 7" L (17.8 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala
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- July 18, 2018
I have bought this set many times. I love the designs and they last forever. If they go on sale I will buy a set so I can give single or double strands as gifts. Glad they benefit a good cause.
- March 21, 2018
I bought these bracelets about 1 1/2 years ago and have been wearing them off and on. I absolutely love these! I also have a smaller wrist so I don't have any problems getting the loop&metal button ones to fit. The adjustable ones are easy to adjust, I also use my teeth to pull them tight once I have them on. I'm going to order several more sets once they go on sale again. They are lovely separately or worn all a once. You won't be disappointed! They make great gifts.
- March 16, 2018
I have these bracelets. I have worn them since 2014. I have had to change a couple of them. When my friend passed away I received a few that I had given her. I had extras to add to my wrist for a few needing replaced over the years, I have not taken them off since then. I wash dishes by hand with a little bleach in the water. I swim in lakes and oceans. â¤ï¸
- January 3, 2018
Takes some getting used to, but lovely, colorful, classy & unique.
- October 16, 2017
Loved this bracelet so much, I bought myself a second one. I also ordered an additional one to give away as a present. They are pretty and very easy to put on and take off, even with my arthritic hands. Just remember that these will stretch out if you get them wet and it is possible to loose one after it stretches out.
- October 15, 2017
I received the 8 strand Earth Bracelet about 3 weeks ago, and I love them! I like the wear all 8 of them together! Would make nice gifts!!
- July 20, 2017
Love them but the ones with out the slides fit to tight on me to wear. 😢
- July 18, 2017
I am so pleased with this purchase. I'm going to buy a few more to have on hand for gifts. Really exceeded my expectations.