Eduardo from Colombia
Eco factor: naturally manufactured, burned out and bleed from clay, which is collected from the surrounding rivers in the Armenia region in Colombia
Eduardo comes from Armenia region in Colombia and together with his family has been involved in traditional jewelery making. It`s history dates to the antient times of the Quimbaya civilisation, which had developed in the western part of Colombia and most probably has its roots in Amazonia.
The ceramic jewelery process making is extremly time consuming. The material from which the jewellery is made is clay collected from the hillsides of the surrounding rivers, than properly prepared, cleaned, dried, bleed and later burned out in Eduardos`s designed ovens in 1200 Celcius degree temperature.
In order to create rainbow beads cords Eduardo uses natural pigments such as for example turmeric or egg shells. He keeps on experimenting upon colors! That makes every necklace unique and one of the kind.
Eduardo also supports single mothers from Armeinia region offering them work at his workshop so they can sustain their familiers with jewlerey making.
Eduardo charmed us us with his sensitivity and genuine craftsmanship. He is a social worker with artistic soul – thanks to creating jewelry, he gives work to single mothers and supports imprisoned women. We have been working with him for many years – always looking forward to his calls, new photos and exciting ideas for projects.
However, messages from Eduardo have not been so uplifting for some time now. COVID-19 has stopped it all. There are no tourists, so Edu can't sell his jewelry. As he can't sell, nor can he offer jobs to others – and consequently he can't keep on providing help. Lack of livelihood and a relentless sense of powerlessness, bolstered by the lack of prospects, make it all difficult to cope with. Even such courageous adversity-fighter, as Eduardo is, feels overwhelmed. He dreads that nothing will change, he worries about his family and employees.
Eduardo is our friend – and we want to help him. And we want to do it right – we want to show him that his craft is not only valuable, but also powerful – it can get him away from the biggest life's troubles. For that there is something to fight for and he still can do a lot of good on his way! We are pulling together the Eduardo jewelry pre-order. Income from its sales will be sent to our Colombian craftsman and friend.
Let’s help Edu together – join the action and buy unique, natural jewelry that the craftsman will make in Colombia especially to order. Money for the paid orders will be wired to Eduardo immediately to support him financially this month. We are waiting for your orders only until 16.07. Jewelry delivery time is a month from this date: Eduardo will create it especially for you and then send it to us from Colombia.