The new year brings many new opportunities and experiences. It is a time to renew, refresh and start new projects or learn new things. Now as we begin 2015, we are so happy to be celebrating the one year anniversary of our new and improved gift shop. Our new focus on fair trade products and local artists has been so much fun and very well accepted. In the next few blog posts we will highlight some of our new products and suppliers.
Anju, one of the first artists we started working with, is so talented! Her designs are always very popular and sought after. Today we will be highlighting a new necklace and earring set that is perfect for any occasion. This stunning set features a teardrop design made of brass that is then coated with shiny silver and varnished for protection. The earrings are delicate and not at all heavy. The necklace features an 18″ silver chain. Both necklace and earrings have a hammered metal look that makes this jewelry sparkle at every angle.
Anju’s passion for jewelry and design started at a very early age. Anju was born in the beautiful and colorful state of Rajasthan in India, surrounded by a rich culture, natural beauty and a creative environment, Anju gained an eclectic eye for beauty and flare. Her exposure to different cultures has been a lasting source of inspiration which springs to life in her unique design concepts. She originally designed and made all of the jewelry herself in her basement but on one of her visits to India, she discovered a group of artisans whom she partnered with to create her beautiful designs. This partnership has worked well as it provides a livelihood for these artisan families, which is very important to Anju. The hallmark of Anju’s jewelry are beautiful designs, immaculate workmanship, detail and quality. Anju believes that jewelry, if properly fashioned, is more than just an accessory, it is an expressive work of art.