Orange Peel

May 15, 2015 0 Comments

Discarded orange peel makes the beautiful wearable art included in our Orange Peel collection.  The material is collected from street juice vendors and is thoroughly cleaned before undergoing a seven-day sun-drying, shaping and dyeing process that results in a beautiful, wearable rose, a lotus, and even a knot. These elements are combined with hand-polished seeds such as bombona (vegetable ivory spheres), camajuro, acai & chirilla (plus a sprinkling of freshwater pearls) and to create lightweight necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The clasps are made of cañamo, a natural and very resistant fiber.
Roses may be coated with a light layer of resin for a bit more shine (and to enhance resistance to wet conditions) or left in their natural dried state adding the benefit of retaining their natural aroma (jewelry + perfume!).  The handcrafted nature of these pieces results in subtle variations from piece to piece, adding to its unique quality.