Our Jewelry making project - "Women helping Women" - “Mujeres Apoyando y Ayudando”
We have been teaching jewelry making to various women since 2017. Covid stopped our going out to the communities for a long time, because it was just too risky with the close contact (our volunteers are all over 60!).
But in December 2021 we managed to persuade Mary-Ellen Rushworth to help us again. She has been amazing!
She has been teaching a weekly jewelry class in neighboring Mezcala, as part of the in-home income generation programs run by Poco a Poco San Pedro Itzicán. The monies the men and women have earned is encouraging them to listen and learn - and Mary Ellen is so much fun and creative to work with!
The women who are continuing in the program are now learning all about real gemstones and their meanings, and this first collection focuses on jade, amethyst, onyx, carnelian, turquoise, aquamarine and unakite.
We are all so proud of their work and Mary Ellen is having a lots of creative fun with them.
Below is a photo of the display at Kinda Bazaar... so do go check it out and buy something!