Haiti Bracelet -- Mauve
Handmade Haitian Clay + Brass on Stretch
Hand strung in Haiti
Our clay beads are hand rolled, making each one unique and a small piece of art. The clay is dug by hand from natural deposits in Haiti’s central plateau. The raw clay is then broken into a fine powder and the impurities are sifted out. The powdered clay is mixed with water and then dried on a plater to remove excess moisture. Skilled artisans roll these clay beads in a variety of sizes and shapes, then each piece is hand-painted with glaze. The finished pieces are fired in a kiln which transforms the raw clay to permanent ceramic, and the raw glazes to brightly-colored glass. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.
Béljoy creates jobs and works with the Haitian people to develop their skills in a way that is dignified, significant, and profitable to the artisans. We also look for opportunities to support the communities our artisans belong to through education, medical needs, microloans, and more. With a heartbeat for families, our hope is to see the people of Haiti flourish. Béljoy is so much more than jewelry; it is a movement that is restoring dignity and inspiring change. Every purchase made directly affects lives in Haiti and increases the opportunity to bless others.