Dreaming we were walking bare foot in the sand draped in white lace wearing this stunning arm cuff! It has been described as 'wearable art' it really is a boho-girl's dream arm candy!
Designed to be worn at the top of your arm and beautifully crafted an opal stone centers this arm band which has been hand-made in Brazil by artisan Ailton (read about Ailton's journey and how your purchase will help him below). Flanked by curling wave patterns that are handcrafted in stainless steel. Ailton Oliver designs and crafts this arm band entirely by hand for a majestic accessory.
- 22 grams
- Bracelet length: 8.5 cm Diam.
- Bracelet width: 5 mm (can be squeezed to fit arm, and surprisingly comfortable!)
- Pendant: 13 cm L x 4 cm W
- Stainless steel, heat treated opal
- Color(s) may vary slightly
- Handmade in Brazil
Wrapped in our signature eco tissue paper & presented in our keepsake 100% organic cotton eco drawstring bag made by Fair Trade Artisans, posted in 100% biodegradable polybags, this makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
10% of all profits donated to animal charities.
Born in 1965 in Minas Gerais, Ailton Oliver has had a special interest for art ever since he was a child. He learned to read at the age of five. Books revealed a fascinating world of dreams, where he promised to make his home one day.
"I have nine brothers and sisters," the artisan says. "We lost our parents when I was only 12, and I moved to São Paulo with eight of them. That forced me to grow up fast.
"I was still a teen when I began crafting my first designs. I worked in wood, and tried to portray the facades of São Paulo's outstanding churches. I discovered leather, glass and coconut tree fibers. Then, when I was 18, I took a job in metal works.
"In 1989, I quit so I could devote my time to the arts. Gemstones have always fascinated me, and I integrate them into my designs in a harmonious way that shows them off.
"I initially sold my jewelry in the streets, parks and plazas of São Paulo. As I had no academic formation, I did whatever I could to survive. I learned to create medieval-style chain mesh, metal twists and spirals, and gemstone settings, and I taught all these skills to others, once I had mastered them.
"Finally, I realized that the designer is his vision of the world. I traveled a lot throughout Brazil to make my work known. A lot of times, I was misunderstood and even humiliated, but I persisted in what I believed.
"Since 2005, I've lived in Rio, where I work at craft fairs and in social projects and workshops."