Long Vertex Brass Earrings
Designer: Kipato Unbranded
What Are My Shipping Options (US)?
Free USPS first class inside the continental United States on orders of $50 or more. Please allow 5-7 Business Days for delivery.
Orders under $50 are charged a flat rate of $6 for USPS first class delivery.
USPS Priority Shipping (2-5 Business Days) is available for all orders for a flat rate of $12.
Fedex or USPS Overnight Delivery is also available if you are really in a pinch!
Note: While this has not happened, we cannot be held responsible for merchandise lost by the USPS.
Do you ship to APO/FPO addresses?
We do! It's an honor and privilege to deliver to our military personnel.
When will my items be shipped?
As quickly as possible! Orders are normally processed and shipped the business day following receipt.
Do you ship Internationally?
We do! Currently we ship to most countries.
We prefer to use USPS International First Class Mail and USPS Priority International as our shipping method so that we can provide you a tracking number (plus they are a good price).
USPS International First Class Mail - Please allow 7 - 21 Business Days for Delivery
USPS Priority International - Please allow 5 - 14 Business Days for Delivery
If your country is not listed for some reason and you want us to ship you something, just send us an email at email@example.com and we will send you a quote!
Please note that with the USPS International First Class shipping method it can take up to 3 or 4 weeks to reach its destination depending on the country to which the package is being delivered. While we always hope that both the US and receiving country's mail services are efficient, we don't have control of the speed in which it arrives once the item(s) leave our shop.
If you wish to have your package delivered via a different service (Fedex, UPS, DHL, etc), please write us at info@jjcaprices for an estimate.
Will I have to pay Duties & Taxes on my international order?
International orders may be subject to additional duties and taxes that are imposed by foreign governments. JJ Caprices has no control over this. When applicable, you will be required to pay these duties and taxes for your country at the time of delivery. If you refuse or abandon your package, no refund will be issued.
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We take pride in carefully and beautifully packaging each order. Once the package leaves our shop, we are unable to control how it is handled by the post office and sometimes accidents happen. If that is the case, notify us immediately and we will do our best to resolve this issue. Please DO NOT dispose of the damaged merchandise.
Additionally once the package leaves our possession we don't have control over the speed that USPS delivers a package nor can we be held responsible for merchandise lost by the USPS.
Please note that you are responsible for all return shipping charges.
These unique earrings have a classic yet contemporary feel. Wear them literally with anything! Feel the spirit of Africa and the artisan that made it each time you wear them (which will be over and over).
- 3"L x .5" W
- Recycled hammered brass
- Hand-made in Dagoretti Market (Nairobi, Kenya) by Elijah.
- Design by Kipato Unbranded.
More about Kipato Unbranded and the artisan, Elijah:
Marta, an entrepreneur and founder of the Kenyan social enterprise Kipato Unbranded, was one of the first people I met in Nairobi. The purpose of her business is to collaborate with local artists, promoting their talents and skills and giving them access to markets to which they wouldn't otherwise have exposure. Her mission is to empower her artists by paying them fair wages for the jewelry they create.
Kipato Unbranded is about beauty and unique designs. They create jewelry that is inspired by everyday people and for everyday people. Their pieces are made from local Kenyan materials including brass, recycled bone, and beads.
The creator of this piece is 27 year old Elijah. He lives in Dagoretti Market, a small but densely populated slum in Nairobi. To him, the best part of this work is designing the jewelry and creating beauty with his hands: "The most beautiful part of my work [is that] I enjoy everything that I make… especially the earrings and bangles."
And as for the most difficult part of his work? The challenge of translating designs from how he envisions them in his mind to a physical creation which can sometimes be time-consuming. A perfectionist of sorts, Elijah will often re-make a design several times if it does not match the vision he had for it at the beginning.
With the income from his jewelry, Elijah supports his family, ensuring that his young brothers and sisters have the chance to go to school. Above is a picture of Elijah. The additional picture is a glimpse into slum life in Nairobi (the specific slum pictured is Kibera, the largest in Nairobi and East Africa).