jungle-inspired jewelry

Tim’s host mom, Eliana, is an artisan who specializes in creating jewelry from natural materials. She came to talk with us a little about her work, and then she introduced us to some of the types of seeds from the Peruvian jungle she uses to create items, including pona, wawa, lagrimas de San Pedro, achira, azair, huayruro, ojo de buey, cerebrito, tagua, and bombona. After that, she walked us through two different projects the SSTers were able to make—a necklace and a bracelet. Everyone left with a beautiful souvenir!