Swallow Earrings in Yellow by Shelanu.
The Migrating Birds collection is one of the most popular Shelanu ranges and was developed with the support of Birmingham artist Rita Patel. The delightful Swallow, Sparrow and Wave motifs take centre stage and tell a story of migration and arrival in Birmingham. Behind the simple motifs is the story of Shelanu as a place of welcome for women, of shared endeavour and friendship; purchasing and wearing Migrating Birds helps us to share this message with others.
Copper outlines, designed by the members, are wire cut in Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter and finished with enamel and silver fixings in Shelanu’s workshop. Block enamel colours in contemporary pastel hues, make bold statements on brooches or a lighter touch on earrings and pendants.
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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 these Swallow Earrings in Yellow, make perfect gifts for your loved ones.
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