I’m sure by now, many of you have seen, sold, bought, worn and enjoyed our Joanie M fused glass line. Yes, this jewelry grouping is also fair trade and hand made in Guatemala.
I first met the Rosita and Nelson about three years ago. I witnessed their work and knew there was huge potential in the US Market. Initially I thought their designs a bit too busy. They were using a lot of flouncy & decorative Chinese findings that could be purchased locally in Guatemala. Their color combinations were perfect for their local markets but not ours.
Three years later we have developed a swanky and sophisticated line that is purrrrfect for the US Market. Colors coincide with trendy fashion. Designs are simple and often use leather. We’ve added macramé elements. Did I mention that pricing is very affordable?
The other thing I like to share about this collection is that I named it for my mother. I wanted to give it a different identity, different from our original ‘Dunitz beaded’ line. I chose my mom because I miss her. And, I knew she would get a kick out of having this collection named for her. She is the original “Joanie Mitchell”! My mom dreamed of owning a dress boutique. From heaven, she can now see jewelry with her name displayed in many boutiques. Sweet. -ND