Featured Artisans

 

List of all handcraft artisans featured at the flagship Esmeralda boutique on Church Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Selected artisans products are available online.

 

Esmeralda Lambert (Larimar from Dominican Republic)

 

Mark Steel (Utah, USA)

 

Christine Powers (MA, USA)

 

Vera Wolf (Bali, Indonesia)

 

Marpa Eager/Crossroads (Thailand)

 

HANDMADE LOCAL IN MASSACHUSETTS

Christine Powers - Holden, MA: Island inspired designs handcrafted in sterling silver, gold filled, pearls & crystals. Proud to be the 1st boutique in MA to carry her collection!

Liz Blanchflower - Leominster, MA: a local jewelry designer specializing in artisanal hand-forged techniques in mixed metals. A nice blend of raw and refined beauty that goes great in any wardrobe!

Meia Geddes - Boston, MA: Designer of our fan favorite paper Make-A-Crane origami earrings. Using fine papers and local Boston Maps (yes you can see roads, rivers and such a neat detail for a New Englander or as a gift). She also is a writer and we have her poetry book in store too. Shop Local!

Neela Swaminathan - Boston, MA: local designer of intricate wire wrapped rings in gold filled, sterling silver and Swarovski crystals. We love her rings and if we don't have a color you are looking for you can ask as we order frequently and get you in our next batch!

 

HANDMADE IN USA

23 Soap Company – NC: Father & Son handcraft soap makers use natural ingredients & essential oils (Matt’s fav!). Kale (son) studied at the Babson MBA program with Esmeralda & Matt and have formed a great partnership in their entrepreneurial ventures.

Mark Steel – Kamas Valley, UT: fan favorite American designer for modern and affordable sterling silver and gold filled pendants, earrings and rings. Especially known for our favorite modern earring designs in sterling silver (espeically hoops and twists).

Sea Sand Sun/Austin Designs – NC: American handcrafters of recycled glass and sand etched sea glass style necklaces, earrings and bracelets with sterling silver clasps and earring posts. Huge fan favorite for color lovers and ladies who love the beach and ocean!

Zandra Azariah – Buffalo, NY: Inspiring Teen (16yrs old!) entrepreneur, empowering girls, plant based, natural, vegan, moisturizing bath and body products. A great gift especially as a reminder of what is possible for girls and women of any age!

 

 HANDMADE INTERNATIONAL

Esmeralda Lambert - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: socially conscious jewelry designer empowering women artisans via handwoven jewelry in crystals, natural stones (turquoise, larimar, pearl) and mixed metals.

Angela Sanchez - Bogata, Colombia: eco-friendly & socially conscious designs handmade by Colombian women using natural tree and fruit seeds.

Aid Through Trade - Nepal: Fair Trade Association founding member empowering women through colorful beaded bracelets.

Marpa Eager/Crossroads - Thailand: Collaboration with a women’s cooperative handcrafting using layered silk thread, pearls, glass & semi precious stones.

Michelle Gutierrez - Mexico: Mexican jewelry designer handcrafting unique 18K gold-filled jewelry mixed with natural stones.

Michelle Son - Brazil: NYC designer, originally from Brazil, handcrafts in sterling silver and 18K gold-filled (Brazil known for its gold-filled).

Nancy Dunitz / Joanie M - Guatemala: Fair Trade designer supporting artisans handcrafting in seed bead and fused glass accessories.

Vera Wolf - Bali, Indonesia: Husband + Wife team (CT) collaborating with Balinese fair trade silversmiths in sterling silver and gem stones in original designed earrings, necklaces and bracelets.