In rural Mexico, women often support their families through farming while their husbands and sons search for work in the US. But in the state of Guerrero, which is renowned for silversmithing, women handcraft and sell jewelry as their main source of income. Their designs incorporating alpaca silver, stones, and colorful resin are their trademark, making them true "artesanas".
The pieces in the Artisana Collection are handmade by women working in a Fair Trade cooperative near Taxco, Mexico. Weaving the traditional skills of jewelry making with more "modern" techniques, these women are able to produce this amazing line of jewelry!
Source: Global Crafts