We believe that beautiful things can be made sustainably. We also believe that recycling and upcycling can still be dainty, elegant, and chic. We set out to prove these ideals with our new paper bead line that is filled with power and purpose.
Our Sonia Beaded Hoop Earring is the definition of fun meets fabulous. Featuring small hand rolled paper beads hand strung into a hoop, and little shimmering silver discs suspended in between the beads, she is lightweight, showy, and ready for any occasion. We created a poll earlier this year to learn if our top customers prefer small or large earrings, and after 100+ votes, it was a total tie! We couldn’t believe it, but we decided to make both parties happy and create one of each! Sonia is our large, fun earring and Cici is our small, minimalist sister earring! Both earrings are available in Ivory or Navy.
- Hand rolled paper beads
- Lightweight and super versatile
- Handcrafted paper beads made by Haitian artisan Jabenz and his team
- Assembled by GOH Jewelry Artisans
- Ethically made
- Handmade in Haiti
- Measures approx. 1.5"x2"
We are so excited about this new line, not only because of its beauty, but also because of each piece’s namesake. When it came time to name these pieces, we felt compelled to increase their power by naming them after some of our favorite women who care for orphaned and abandoned children day in and day out. Gift of Hope’s sister program, Hope House, is an infant rescue mission that cares for abandoned children and true orphans. Our existence as a brand originally stemmed from the need to employ mothers of children who were receiving life saving nutrition support at Hope House. Since then, we have been able to offer employment and/or microloans to mothers in poverty to help keep their children in their arms and out of orphanages. However the need for true orphan care still exists. We don’t get to meet every mother in need, and sometimes the choice to abandon a child in the street, in the hospital, or at a police station has already been made by the time the child makes it into the care of Hope House. The nannies at Hope House become these children’s new lifeline until an adoption or permanent placement can be finalized. Day after day we have the privilege of watching these women pour nurturing love, comfort, and compassion into the lives of these vulnerable, innocent children. We wanted to honor some of them through the names of this powerful paper bead jewelry line. Thank you Wisla, Sonia, Cici, and so many more who love and care for the children who come through the doors of Hope House.
When you purchase from our paper bead line, you are not only empowering our artisans, but also our paper bead artisans who work off site to provide for their families. This bracelet is a symbol of power and purpose all wrapped up into one. (Pun intended)