Lapis Lazuli Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala, "Stones of Destiny"
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Beaded by hand with stones of lapis lazuli and pieces of reconstituted turquoise alongside an array of turquoise-colored glass beads, this stunning wrap bracelet is designed by Guatemalan artisan Cristobal Ramirez. He uses two lengths of nylon cord that wrap the wrist, closing with a button. Says the artisan, "Throughout life you will encounter different obstacles and moments of happiness. I represent all of this in my bracelets, where each large bead represents those moments, every single one of them an important life lesson."
- 22 grams
- 0.78 oz
- Bracelet: 92.71 cm L x 0.9 cm W
- Bracelet: 37" L x 0.4" W
- Fits wrist size: 16.51 cm L
- Fits wrist size: 6.5" L
Cristobal financially supports the education of his two children. One is studying to become a lawyer and the other is studying pedagogy. He also supports the education of a child in his community. This child comes from a family that doesn't have the resources to pay for education so Cristobal pays for his schooling.
Two of Cristobal's assistants have disabilities. One has Down syndrome and the other has epilepsy. Cristobal feels proud to employ them and is glad he can provide them with dignified jobs in their communities.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.