Dichroic Glass Dots on Enamel Copper Necklace Purple - Chilean
Round open pendant of enamel on copper accented with three dots of dichroic glass. The pendant is accented with square dichroic glass and silver metal bead. Dyed leather cord is 19 inches long with a spring ring clasp. Pendant is 1.5 inches in diameter. Enameled pendant is made by the Calypso artisans
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.