These earrings radiate tropical charm,' says Kati Torda. Carrying on Ghana's rich bead jewelry tradition, she combines sleek multicolor disks recycled from plastic bottles and vinyl records. Beneath, coconut shell beads repeat the tropical theme.
Coconut shell, recycled plastic, brass
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.