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Guanabara Bay Handcrafted Glass Pendant Necklace in Blue from Brazil

Guanabara Bay Handcrafted Glass Pendant Necklace in Blue from Brazil

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-362066

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Capturing the beauty of the ocean, hues of blue, yellow, and white are displayed in layers. Brazilian artisan Silvana and João Alexandre design this statement necklace, which features a pendant that is crafted from melted glass. The pigments are added by hand, resulting in a unique composition each time. The glass is displayed on a leather panel, which centers a long leather cord.

  • materials: Glass, leather cord
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
26 in. Inner Circ.; 2 mm W; Pendant(s): 2.6 in. L x 1.6 in. W x 0.3 in. D

Avoid contact with water

Artisan Information

Silvana and João Alexandre

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João Alexandre and Silvana met through mutual friends. They developed a friendship and later started dating. Today, they are a couple united and determined to make a living from their art and crafts. Theirs is a marriage of bodies, souls and ideas.

They were born in Rio Grande do Sul, but lived in several Brazilian cities and also abroad, in Italy and Great Britain. Now, are established in Santa Catarina state.

João was always curious and attracted to the possibility of transforming materials into new and different objects. As a child, while vacationing at his grandmother's house, he liked to rummage through the piles of leather scraps from a shoe workshop nearby.

Silvana was inspired by her mother's sketchbooks. She admired the art of drawing and the transformation that a pencil can make on a blank sheet of paper. With this new world appearing before her, she chose to study fine arts. After exploring a variety of artistic languages, she found her expression in fused glass art.

"The glass fusing technique is millenarian and consists of overlapping pieces of glass, then placing them in an oven at 800 degrees until they melt into a single piece. Our raw material is the glass, mostly recycled. In addition, we also use leather, clay, wood and metals to complement our creations. The whole process is handmade, from the glass cutting to the mineral oxide painting, leather cutting and dyeing," she says.

"Our inspiration comes from nature, from beauty, from people, from experience but, above all, from the will to do and live from art. "We like to see the great possibilities of colors and shapes that glass can acquire. It is really fascinating to see the creation of new pieces. Even more fascinating is to add other materials to glass, like leather, as a support for the designs we craft."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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