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Seen + Unseen | Spring 2022

Screen Printed Polymer Earrings

$ 22.00


This bright and colorful collection represents the hope we carry into the future after walking through the pain of the past. Often when we feel buried, we discover we have actually been planted. The botanical-themed colors and pieces remind us we are always growing, even in the darkness. From the homes of resettled refugees across the ocean to Kenya and every home in-between, this collection represents being rooted, established, and blooming in the most difficult of circumstances. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18


Much like the brilliant arrival of Spring, these floral beauties burst forth with screen-printed blooms and a classic mint hue! Compatible with any Spring outfit, these earrings are more than a statement for your ears, they are also a life-changing means for the refugee woman who handcrafted them. 


+ Made by a refugee living in the USA 
+ Crafted from mint polymer clay


When Kristen Welch, MHG Founder, visited her friend Sancha for chai tea, Sancha commented on the polymer earrings Kristen was wearing. Kristen and her daughters had been experimenting with clay. She took off an earring and placed it into Sancha’s hand. Sancha turned it over in her palm, studying it closely, and said, “I would like to learn to make these.” Her curiosity, eye for detail and determination helped Sancha quickly surpass her teacher, and today, she is a skilled polymer artist.

Sancha is from the war-torn country of Bhutan, and her family was sent to a refugee camp in Nepal about 20 years ago for refuge. She came to the United States with her husband from the refugee camp in 2012 and lives in a refugee community in Houston. In 2014, Mercy House Global began providing work for refugees in Houston and developed a one-on-one relationship with Sancha. She uses the money she earns to provide for her family. Her dream is to own a home one day. Recently, Sancha took the steps to become a US citizen.