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Artisan Rosario Leiva of Guatemala brings new life to recycled CD's in these beautiful and fascinating dangle earrings with sterling silver hooks. She melts the CD scrap in a mold, then artfully applies droplets of acrylic to achieve her desired colors -- yellow, spring green, and purple for this pair of earrings -- and then fuses the CD material and acrylic together using a blow torch. The resulting effect is magnificent translucent color punctuated with air bubbles that create unique patterns.
About her work, the artisan says: "I love creating jewelry with materials that most people would discard. Let's all take the time to think about the endless opportunities we have to give 'waste' materials another chance."
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Rosario is a single mother with one young daughter whom she loves with all her heart. She works hard every day to provide a better life for her little girl.
Rosario has been able to improve her way of living and she relies on her dependable income from NOVICA.
Rosario's mother recently passed away and she is suffering with a sense of severe sadness.