Adorn your ears this Spring with our beautiful new tiered polymer clay earrings! They are versatile because they are elegant, yet relaxed, and could be worn casually or as an accessory for an event. They are lightweight and long enough to make a statement but not too long that they are overwhelming. Appropriate for any age and the perfect pair of Spring earrings to give you an illuminating new look!
+ Thoughtfully crafted by refugees living in Houston
+ Materials: Polymer clay + stainless steel posts
SPRING COLLECTION INTRODUCTION
This gleaming collaboration is inspired by the Kenyan teen moms we serve, who affectionately refer to glitter as “shine, shine.” In order to shine, one must reflect light. While the darkness of the world grows, so does the opportunity for us to shine. As we burn brighter and illuminate the darkness, we are connected by each bright and light piece of our "Shine, Shine" Collection created by hand by global artisans. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5.
ARTISAN STORY: SANCHA
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.