“If an orange peel can become a rose, what will you blossom into?”
The Calamarie collection is inspired by orange peel roses handmade in Colombia by women artisans. Discarded orange peel is collected from street juice vendors and thoroughly cleaned before undergoing a lengthy sun-drying, shaping and dying process that results in a beautiful, wearable rose (with the added benefit of a subtle citrus aroma). Each work of art is handmade by loving hands resulting in subtle variations from piece to piece for a truly one-of-a-kind-treasure.
Founder Catalina Lemaitre – a former economist turned social entrepreneur- works with women artisans in Colombia to create jewelry that connects us to nature and to each other. Orange peel, Calamarie’s favorite material and source of endless inspiration, is picked up from street juice vendors and thoroughly cleaned before undergoing a seven+ day drying, shaping, and dying process that results in a beautiful wearable rose and so much more. Seeds & nuts are hand polished and painted to become soft and warm-to-the-touch beads. Fresh water pearls and hand forged gilded bronze add elegance & a touch of whimsy. Cáñamo, a resistant and beautiful natural fiber, strings it all together, uniting these gifts of nature and transforming them into wearable little treasures.
Care: Store in a cool dry place & avoid wet conditions to enjoy for years to come.
Calamarie is thoughtfully made jewelry for the eco – chic woman.