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The San Juan Necklace

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I've been wanting to launch the Kolt jewelry line for months!

I wanted to create something that would be unique, handmade, beautiful and artistic. My initial inspiration has always been the vintage textiles I work with.

The San Juan necklace is one of a kind. We combined the neck collar of a vintage huipil from the area of San Juan with a beaded belt that I found at Lake Atitlan.

Each flower is embroidered to the huipil one by one. Even with years of experience, this takes weeks to embroider. Red, purple, orange and pink give life to each flower, making the huipil pop with vibrant colors and its intricate design.

We then took the beaded belt and hand sewed it to the embroidered huipil. This took us three days to accomplish as we had to be super careful not to damage either pieces and achieve the desired look. This unique necklace is a mixture of historical, Guatemalan art and trendy, modern accessories.

I love how the first jewelry piece came out and I am so excited to show you more designs very soon!      

 

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