Handcrafted Jewelry in the Markets

by admin on February 4, 2010

When I travel to Peru, I look forward to the marketplace. I know that there will be a seemingly endless supply of beautifully handmade items, and of course I look forward to the jewelry. I love seeing new handcrafted jewelry styles, especially when they are inspired by Peruvian traditions. Sometimes I am also inspired by certain pieces that I eventually have adapted by the artisans to match my taste. That is what happened with the stunning inlaid stone and shell earrings I brought back on one of my jewelry buying trips. I later realized they would look great on a bracelet. I asked one of my favorite artisans if it would work, and before I knew it, there was a wonderful leather bracelet with an inlaid design as part of the Tikanchay collection of handcrafted bracelets.