In the Making: Noteworthy Materials
At Noonday Collection, we create one-of-a-kind styles with our Artisan Partners to blend craft traditions with innovative designs. This collaborative form of designing results in on-trend styles each season, many of which are made with materials that are unique for the use of jewelry and local to the Artisans behind the finished products.
Tagua Seed in Ecuador
Ecuador is renowned for its natural beauty, but for our Artisan Partners the landscape also represents a source of creative inspiration. By carefully carving and dyeing sustainably gathered local seeds, the Artisans craft elevated accessories that capture the charm of the Ecuadorian countryside. Our newest tagua styles from the Fall 2020 Collection include the Bauble Bracelet, Lagoon Earrings, Grove Earrings, and more. Click here to shop all styes from Ecuador!
Sustainable Horn in Vietnam
Our horn pieces begin as gigantic, ethically gathered water buffalo horns, which residents of our Artisan Partner’s village have used for centuries to make unique arts and crafts. The water buffalo horns are sourced from animals that have died of natural causes. Our Artisan Partners use as many parts of the animal as possible in a spirit of respect and resourcefulness, and many have been using these materials in their cultures for generations. New styles from the Fall 2020 Collection made with horn pieces include the Whimsy Charm Necklace and Grace Pendant Necklace. Click here to shop all styles from Vietnam!
Hand-Casted Brass in Kenya
To make hand-casted brass styles, Artisans prepare molds for the brass by mixing sand and molasses. Once the mixture dries into the desired shape for the necklace pendants, it sits in fire for up to three hours to solidify the shape. Liquid brass is then poured into the mold and sits until dry and cool. The final steps are to assemble the necklace and do lots of polishing – and voila! Your new favorite necklaces are complete. Click here to shop all styles from Kenya!
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