Made in South Carolina, USA, these sweet grass earrings make a statement with their size and tradition.
- 4" L x 1.75" W
- Handwoven with natural sweetgrass and palm strips - finished with high gloss acrylic shine to protect them
- Handmade in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina by Sharon Richardson - Scale image is of the artisan, Sharon :)
More about the artisan and the Sweetgrass Gullah-Geechee weaving tradition:
Sharon Richardson was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC. She is a 6th generation sweetgrass basket weaver. She was taught to weave at the age of seven. Her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all taught her different styles and techniques of weaving.
She has been weaving all throughout my adult life part-time. She started making sweetgrass jewelry about 10 years ago as a fun way to show case my love for the art. The recent pandemic forced her to rely on craft as a source of income. We are so pleased to present her unique and wearable creations to you.
Read more on the history and culture of the Gullah-Geechee people HERE.
Additional picture is of Sharon Richardson wearing a pair of her sweetgrass earrings.