Cobalt Treasure Capiz Earrings, Philippines
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Richly shaded in blue, these delicate, wafer-thin earrings are made from capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses.
- Capiz, silver-plated brass
- 1.5L inches
- Handcrafted in Philippines