Eco-Crafts

ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE CRAFTS

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At RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS, our mission is to raise awareness, to educate, and to foster Environmental Stewardship. We provide Ecologically Responsible Crafts to those who seek Earth-friendly arts. We want to help you protect Nature’s fragile resources and the Environment by offering “Green” alternatives to conventional and environmentally costly arts and crafts. We believe it is yet another way to raise awareness. Together we can make a difference!

ECO-JEWELRY

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Throughout history, jewelry has held a special place in the fabric of human culture . Humans have always used the beauty of natural objects to decorate their bodies and express themselves. The first evidence of jewelry came from the people in Africa. Perforated beads made from snail shells have been found dating to 75,000 years ago at Blombos Cave, South Africa. In Kenya, at Enkapune Ya Muto, beads made from perforated ostrich egg shells have been dated to more than 40,000 years ago. Outside of Africa, Cro-Magnons humans had crude necklaces and bracelets of bone, teeth, berries, and stone hung on pieces of string or animal sinew, as well as pieces of carved bone – likely used to secure clothing together. In southern Russia, carved bracelets made of Mammoth Tusk have been found. Closer to home, the Hohokam Culture of present-day southern Arizona employed a wide variety of natural items to adorn themselves, including shells or mother of pearl pieces.

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Ravensway Ecocrafts
Ravensway Ecocrafts

Nature with all its splendor and richness has created beautiful seeds, grains, multi-colored beans, shells, and dazzling gifts allowing us to create unique and original jewelry alternatives for your adornment. When You wear these unique pieces, You are making a statement for Nature, the Environment, and Ecologically Responsible alternatives. Further, You are participating in our ADOPT A TREE initiative, as 100% of the proceeds are destined to buy and Plant native trees, adding to the incredible biodiversity of the Sky Islands in Southeastern Arizona. Therefore, besides receiving a natural, handmade, eye-catching, and rare adornment, you will receive a RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS ADOPT A TREE CERTIFICATE when You buy two or more! (*Please visit the ADOPT A TREE page for further details).

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THE ANDEAN COLLECTION

We create this unique, handcrafted, Eco-friendly jewelry collection from recycled and sustainably harvested natural materials. The best shells, exotic seeds and other plant parts are carefully incorporated into our jewelry, including: colorful big lima beans, black beans, coral beans, tagua nuts, melon seeds, tropical pumpkin seeds, coconut, calabash, coffee beans, corn, wood, and others. They are fashionable, sleek, and in some cases, even aromatic.

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Architect, Interior Designer, and Artist Nohrita Campos, is the Designer of this unique collection. Inspired by all the Environmental initiatives and the Earth Stewardship programs of RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS, she felt compelled to participate. Lending her artistry, creativity, perfectionism, and ancient skills and traditions, Nohrita contributes to the ADOPT A TREE program by donating these unique, natural, hand-made necklaces. In her Atelier (studio) in Chile, she manages a team of dedicated artisans (Ermecita, Emilce & Marcelo) who share their native Peruvian, Colombian, and Chilean expertise in gathering, selecting, sun-drying, toasting, piercing, stranding, and carefully preparing the natural raw materials. The linen, cotton, and hemp used are coated with wax to make them especially resistant to water, fading, and general wear and tear.

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Ravensway Ecocrafts
Ravensway Ecocrafts

Nohrita has enthusiastically passed down her Macrame and Crochet expertise to her daughter Claudia, sharing the time-honored, hand-made techniques necessary to craft these beautiful items. The result is an artful and unique blend of Nature’s gifts and imagination. These handmade necklaces of different shapes, sizes, colors, and compositions are a great “green” alternative to the repetitive and impersonal mass production of jewelry.

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Below please enjoy a sample of designs from this Ecologically-driven, Mother-Daughter Partnership centered in Nature,Tree-planting, Ecological Diversity, and the health of the Earth for generations to come!

LIMA BEANS

Achuaga-$50 Bari-$50

Achuaga-$50

Bari-$50

Cabiyari-$50 Denai-$40

Cabiyari-$50

Denai-$40

BLACK BEANS

Amarizana-$50 Bora-$50

Amarizana-$50

Bora-$50

BLACK-EYED BEANS

Arhuaco-$50 Arhuaco-$50

Arhuaco-$50

Arhuaco-$50

KIDNEY BEANS

Awa-$200 Awa-$200

Awa-$200

Camsa-$40 Kidney bean necklace

Camsa-$40

CORAL BEANS

Aymara-$40 Beothuk-$40

Aymara-$40

Beothuk-$40

COMMON BEANS

Aikana-$45 Common bean necklace

Aikana-$45

COFFEE BEANS

Andaqui-$50 Bororoan-$50

Andaqui-$50

Bororoan-$50

CHOCHOS

Andoke-$45 Baenan-$45

Andoke-$45

Baenan-$45

MAIZE

Arauan-$50 Tairona-$50

Arauan-$50

Tairona-$50

Deghiya-$50 Deghiya-$50

Deghiya-$50

MELON SEEDS

Arutani-$50 Arutani-$50

Arutani-$50

Arutani-$50

TROPICAL PUMPKIN SEEDS

Tropical pumpkin seed necklace
Tropical pumpkin seed necklace
Tropical pumpkin seed necklace

SHELLS

Aztec-$40 Aztec-$40

Aztec-$40

Aztec-$40

Chibcha-$40 Chibcha-$40

Chibcha-$40

Chibcha-$40

WOOD LARGE

Chimila-$40 Guambiano-$40

Chimila-$40

Guambiano-$40

WOOD MEDIUM

Kogui-$30 Maipure-$30

Kogui-$30

Maipure-$30

WOOD SMALL

Witoto-$25 Witoto-$25

Witoto-$25

Witoto-$25

BRACELETS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

These bracelets are part of the RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS Environmental initiatives and ADOPT A TREE program. When you buy a RWWJ BRACELET, 100% of the proceeds are destined to buy and plant native trees in an effort to add to the incredible biodiversity of the Sky Islands in Southeastern Arizona. When you wear this unique bracelet, you are making a statement for Nature, the Environment, and Ecologically Responsible jewelry alternatives.

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Therefore, besides receiving a natural, handmade, and beautiful bracelet, you will also receive a RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS ADOPT A TREE CERTIFICATE when you buy three or more! (*Please visit the ADOPT A TREE page for further details).

SQUARE KNOT BRACELET

Quecha-$15 Bracelets for the environment

Quecha-$15

SPIRAL KNOT BRACELET

Yukpa-$15 Bracelets for the environment

Yukpa-$15

HOW TO ORDER

Once You make your selection(s), please visit the ADOPT A TREE page to determine your Tree preference(s). Then, please send an email to claudia_campos@post.harvard.edu including:

  1. Your Name and Address where the item(s) need to be shipped.
  2. Your Tree selection(s) and the name(s) to include in the RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS ADOPT A TREE CERTIFICATE.

You will then receive an email stating your total (including shipping) and confirming your Tree selection(s). Upon receipt of your payment, we will mail your item(s) in an individual storage jewelry bag. Once we plant your Tree(s), we will email your CERTIFICATE(s) as well as an annual photo to keep you abreast of their progress.

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