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Featured Handcraft Artisans

List of all handcraft artisans featured at the flagship Esmeralda boutique on Church Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA and in the new Chestnut Hill, Newton.

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!

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!

Valentina Oppezzo - MA: Valentina is an Italian born & raised fashion designer who lives now in Boston, MA. She has a passion for using fun colorful designs in her handbags, clothing & loves vegan friendly fashion. She is a rising star featured at Style Week fashion runway show in Rhode Island.

Printed Village (Boston MFA Scarves) - Boston, MA: Our friends Printed Village partnered with the MFA Boston (Museum of Fine Arts) to do an exclusive scarf collection with prints of the most revered artists on display at the museum. Designs include: Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edward Weston, Katsushika Hokusai, Martin Johnson Heade, Vincent Van Gogh

HANDMADE IN USA

23 Soap Company – Ashville, 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.

Klaus Haagen - Indiana. American made with European artistry and quality artisan craftsmanship. Styles come in 1 and 3-Wick candles for décor or special events. Materials: Sustainable farm Palm wax (biodegradable, vegetable), cotton wick. Low soot, highly drip resistant, and retain shapes at high temperatures.

Mark Steel – Kamas Valley, UT:Mark and his small artisan team design & handcraft all their jewelry in their shop in Kamas Valley, Utah. His signature style is unique original lightweight designs like fan favorite spiral earrings and interlocked circle necklaces. Materials: sterling silver. 14k gold-filled, rose gold-filled, crystals, pearls and gemstones.

Michelle Pressler - Philadelphia, PA. Michelle was raised around art and became a fashion designer and illustrator. Founded in 2002, she combined her love of art and design and treats each season’s collection with a new point of view, color palette and style. Materials: gold-filled, sterling silver, gemstones, semiprecious beads, pearls, hand threaded.

Austin Cake – Kill Devil Hills, NC. In her studio in the Outer Banks of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Austin Cake designs & handcrafts beautiful sea glass style jewelry using natural sea glass and recycled glass tumbled in sea sand to mimic ocean waves. Materials: sea glass, sea sand etched recycled glass in Sterling Silver.

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.

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

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

Atlantis Berlin - Berlin, Germany. Handcrafted genuine Swarovski Crystals made by artisans in Berlin, Germany using nickel free sterling silver. Keep up with fashion with classic colors and yearly releases of seasonal trends. Materials: Swarovski crystals in nickel free sterling silver.

Bryce + Paola - Colombia/Oregon: Bryce, from Oregon, loves science + art and hand torches high quality glass hand to create beautiful jewelry that has a refraction effect like water in a pool. He met Paola, from Colombia, fell in love and teamed up with her fashion + business sense to start a family business. Materials: Hand blown glass & sterling silver.

Marpa Eager - Thailand: Marpa resides in Marblehead MA & works with handcraft artisan coops in Thailand & Asia using quality elements like pearl, glass and semi-precious stones woven by hand in fine silk thread and chain. Materials: hand woven silk thread, crystals, gemstones, freshwater pearls and more.

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.

Smadar Sarid - Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Smadar graduated the Faculty of Arts of Tel Aviv University and creates each unique design in her studio since 2006. She takes inspiration from fast city life and transforms her designs with silence, harmony and balanced creation. Materials: 14k gold-filled wire, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, pearls & natural gemstones

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.