Casual earrings for a relaxing day, in sea blue capiz shell. Capiz is the thin, off-white shell of the windowpane oyster. Artisans first wash and soak After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes. A wire edge and a shiny coat of varnish complete this labor intensive process.
Capiz shell, brass
Fair Trade from the Philippines
Saffy Handicrafts is the business export arm of SAFRUDI, the Social Action Foundation for Rural and Urban Development, a social services organization in the Philippines. SAFRUDI markets products for many small artisan workshops, and runs its own production unit specializing in capiz shell items.