Nurture Lotus Pendant by Shelanu.
A walnut and enamel pendant inspired by the lotus flower featuring a moving bee shaped component in the centre. The pendant is reversible, meaning both sides of the pendant can be worn facing outwards. The fixings are made from recycled sterling silver.
The Nurture jewellery collection includes thoughtful designs crafted from sustainable materials; walnut and recycled silver, with vibrant enamelled accents.
Designed and made by the migrant & refugee women of Shelanu Craft Collective, they take inspiration from plants, flowers and insects remembered from the diverse countries they grew up in. Together the pieces embody Shelanu as a community garden that empowers women through unity, creativity and compassion.
Ingeniously moving parts are incorporated into each piece serving as gentle reminders to take a moment for yourself, making them ideal stress relievers throughout the day.
Purchasing an item from the Nurture range becomes an act of self-care and care for others; not only do you raise money for charity, in the wearing you spread a story of migration that reveals skills, creativity and unity of purpose.
The Nurture Collection was created with guidance and support from Birmingham-based artist Rachael Colley.
Refugee and migrant women working with Craftspace to develop a sustainable craft social enterprise.
Shelanu, which means ‘belonging to us’, is a collective of migrant and refugee women working with Craftspace to develop craft skills, confidence and well-being through social enterprise. They produce high quality craft inspired by their new home, the city of Birmingham and their experiences of migration. As well as learning new making skills, the women are supported to improve their English, learn business skills and run workshops for the community.
A range of activities help members to develop new skills (including craft, improving English and business skills), increase confidence, combat isolation, challenge preconceptions and support integration.
Shelanu jewellery, such as this Nurture Lotus Pendant, make perfect gifts for your loved ones.
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