|$24, Made in Mexico|
|$25, Made in Mexico|
|$35, Made in Ecuador|
I love that the simple and creative use of balls of yarns, skeins of thread, and knitting needles as a textural backdrop for jewelry.
|$22, Made in Ecuador|
|$18, and guess where it is made!|
Needlework themes also shows up in the jewelry itself, like these diminutive cross stitch earrings, and an embroidered cuff made by the women of Threads of Yunnan. Threads of Yunnan works with small-scale artisans in some of the most impoverished villages in the Yunnan province of China to improve the lives of rural ethnic minority women while also preserving their cultural traditions and raising their self-esteem. As someone who embroiders I have mad respect for the ladies who create the bracelet. Those stitches are impeccable and the shading is lovely and vibrant. And whaaa? Fair Trade from China?!? Finally!
|$14, Made in India|
I also love going behind the scenes to learn what goes into shooting a visual media piece, and I really enjoyed this look into Serrv's catalog photo shoot. (Sorry, for some reason, I can't embed it.)