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  • Degas Brass Earrings
  • Degas Brass Earrings

Degas Brass Earrings

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$20.00
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Product Description

Trendy geometric shapes in a lightweight brass earring.  Handmade by artisans in Nairobi, Kenya, they coordinate nicely with our Dorado Brass Bib necklace.

About 2 1/2" long.

brass-jewelry-artist.jpg  Alex, head of the workshop that makes this jewelry. 

Artist's Story:

This jewelry is made in a Nairobi workshop led by Alex. Greenola Styles, the supplier of the jewelry, met Alex while traveling through Kenya. Intrigued and inspired by his eye for design, they became inspired by his story and visions for his family and community.

Though a small workshop now, Alex works hard to include and provide opportunity to the community around him. He teaches and shares his craft to help others provide the same livelihood and opportunities he has been able to provide for his family.

A drought ravaged Kenya in the first decade of the 21st century and by 2006, 2.5 million Kenyans faced starvation. The income provided by the sale of their jewelry has helped these artisans feed their families. Fair wages, good working conditions, and other benefits all aid these workers on the road to recovery.