Posts Tagged ‘jewellery’
It may not be the sunniest weather out there but our Zulugrass jewellery will definitely cheer you up! Made by the Maasai women in Kenya (where women bead as part of their culture) the jewellery is made using Kenyan grasses and comes in a three lengths and a wide range of colours. We’re one of the only stockists in the UK and have added some great new sets to the website. Perfect for when the sun finally makes an appearance!
Introducing a range of 'Just Trade' jewellery made from seeds referred to as either Taguita (little Tagua) or Coquito (small coconut) seeds which are from the Amazonian Palm Tree. There has been a bit of press recently about jewellery made from seeds that are potentially dangerous but we can assure you these are completely safe and non-toxic! They grow in abundance in the Amazon jungle and have a brown husk which can be peeled to show their creamy-white interior and then coloured with textile dyes.
We stock bracelets and earrings made from these seeds, in both the natural form and in vibrant colours. All of the jewellery is made by the Zoe project which based in the shanty towns of Lima, Peru. Just Trade guarantee the project a minimum order every month to ensure that the project is sustainable and the people have regular work. The work they do combines traditional Peruvian craft skills and materials with Just Trade's expertise in contemporary jewellery design.
See the full range here - prices start at £3.00.
Following on from my post about the wonderful Leakey Collection a few weeks ago I have now added the funky Zulusport range to the Green Tulip website. The Zulusport necklaces and bracelets are made from the same mix of vibrantly died grass and glass beads as the versatile single strands, but this time they are made into simple bracelet and necklace lengths.
The great thing about the Zulusport range is that it appeals to such a wide range of ages. I like to layer a few bracelets up, mixing colours that coordinate with what i am wearing, but if I’m honest i find the necklaces a bit short for someone of my age! However they are perfect for teenagers who tend to layer them up over a t-shirt – no doubt in colours that don’t co-ordinate at all with what they are wearing… And my 7 year old daughter loves them too – she chooses a matching necklace and bracelet, preferably in pink, with a heart or a ladybird charm (not that she’s particular or anything!).
Do take a look at the range on the Green Tulip – it’s perfect for sending as a gift because it is so light, and you may also spot something you want to treat yourself to too!