Cloud Beaded Patchwork + Brass Earrings
Colorful bead fringe dangles from a brass half moon shape.
Lightweight for easy, all day and all night wear!
Measures approximately 2.5 inches long.
Made with glass seed beads and gold plated french hook ear wires.
Handcrafted in Atitlan, Guatemala + Brattleboro, Vermont
* Woman Owned Business
* Fair Trade Company
As a young artist and anthropology student, Shari Zarin got her start making beaded jewelry for sale and trade. Her interest in people, culture and artistic expression lead her on a path of extensive travel, exploring diversity and the many threads that weave us together. With a shared sense of wanderlust, the husband and wife team, John von Wodtke and Shari Zarin are joined by many hands to bring you the Altiplano collection. They are based in southern Vermont and Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The cornerstone of Altiplano has always been the strong relationships forged through time. Shari is especially inspired by the handmade process, and by the culture and tradition of women creating together. She brings a fresh perspective to her designs by pairing a modern aesthetic with traditional craft. “I strive to inspire and reflect beauty through items of personal adornment. The magic begins in Guatemala where my designs are lovingly crafted by the Mayan people, working together to create beautiful things and a future for their families. Each piece has a unique journey to being ultimately chosen by the wearer as a creative form of self expression, it’s here, that the magic takes on new meaning. It’s a whole beautiful story”