Fashion Accessories by Warm Heart
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Macrame Necklace Lapiz Blue
Elegant macramé necklace with semi-precious lapis lazuli central stone and surrounding blue cat’s eyes.
Lapiz is a powerful crystal that activates the mind; it is also a stone of friendship that brings harmony in relationships.
Uses high quality polyester waxed cord imported from Brazil. Central part about 6cm in height with adjustable closing. Shapes and sizes of central stone may vary from the photo; each piece unique.
Comes in handmade saa paper box with embossed seal decoration.
Weight: 25-30gms (50-60gms with box)
Designer Spotlight - Anna
My role as a volunteer designer for Warm Heart Worldwide began many months prior to arriving in northern Thailand. After deciding with the microenterprise coordinator that the most suitable product line to focus on would be macramé necklaces, I then developed several prototypes.
Once we had chosen the best style, we then made lots of calculations so that I could source most of the materials before coming to Thailand in the correct qualities, quantities and colors. Although the advance preparation was extensive and time-consuming, it would become completely worthwhile as I rapidly witnessed my macramé necklace design magically come to life from the hands of local Thai women.
When I finally got here, it first hit me exactly how far I was from my home in eastern Canada. My initial fear was being unable to communicate because of the language barrier. I barely knew how to properly say hello in Thai. Luckily I had previous experiences travelling in developing countries, like Guatemala, where I first learned the skill of knotting cord and incorporating semi-precious stones into unique pieces of macramé jewelry.
My very first morning at Warm Heart, I was taken to a home in a nearby village called Maepang with a Warm Heart staff member named Apple who would accompany me for the next two days to translate instructions on how to make my macramé necklace design. (Read full story)