Silver Overlay Mesh Bracelet
A trendy piece from the traditional women artisans in Taxo, Mexico long known as skilled silversmiths, this cuff bracelet is made from hammered alpaca silver, a pewter alloy, and is electroplated with silver. With a woven design, this gleaming cuff bracelet fits most and is pliable enough to be tightened on smaller wrists.
- All production is performed by women of the Art Camp cooperative
- Because of its nature, silver may tarnish
- Due to the handmade nature of the piece, please allow for some slight variances in the pattern
- As a Fair Trade product, all persons involved in its production make a fair wage.
About the Artisan
The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone Mexican fashion jewelry. Art Camp, short for Artesanas Campesinas or rural women artisans, is a women-owned cooperative that continues this tradition. The group continues to introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market, surviving a collapse in the 1990's in the marketability of their pieces with the influx of jewelry from other countries to the US market.
The women have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. The jewelry product range includes semi-precious stones, shells, or tiny flowers captured in resin accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals. The tradition of fine Mexican jewelry is present in each piece.