15" Necklaces made from Rainforest Seeds
- Using stretchy cord, these
kid necklaces are fun and durable. The designs are
various rainforest seeds and Czech glass beads which result in bright
kid friendly pieces.
With hundreds of tree and plant species, Costa Rica is a botanical
Unfortunately, many of the forests are being cleared for timber and
Women of the Cloud Forest has created a line of jewelry that celebrates
this diversity and provides economic incentives to protect the forests.
high in the in the Guancaste
Mountain range of Costa Rica, Women of the Cloud Forest is
a Fair Trade project dedicated to offering opportunities to rural women
and their families. The 70 women in the project produce
hand-embroidered bags and jewelry made from rainforest seeds. The
project allows the women to work at home at their own pace and be able
to care for their families.
The women who participate in the project live across the Monteverde
region - from "downtown" Santa Elena to two hours away in Cabezeras.
Women of the Cloud Forest operates a small "Arts Center" where women
gather together to take free classes in embroidery and produce
rainforest seed jewelry.