Handmade fair trade folk art and craft

Ocean Blue Capiz Necklace

$22.00

Richly shaded in blues and greens, this necklace is made from capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses.

Capiz, brass


18L inches

Made in Philippines