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fp loves…the macrame bracelet

we love these amber and macramé bracelets because not only are they beautiful but they have an amazing story behind them.

the bracelets are hand made by women in ecuador to raise money for the eden’s rose foundation.   this foundation is working to build job skills and sustainability in the impoverished outpost communities of tosagua, ecuador, and proceeds from the sale of these bracelets go directly towards building a basic needs center in tosagua to help young children in need.


the region of tosagua, ecuador is affected by heavy flooding.


each bracelet varies slightly in the color of the string, and they all feature columbian pre-andean amber. this is a rare and lovely amber that comes in a few different shades. some specimens include the fossil remains of the wood the amber was once attached to, and others have bugs and other creatures from the time period. most of this amber is from before the aquitanian age of the miocene period and some predates the formation of the andes!



by purchasing one of these beauties you are not only getting an extremely unique and special item but you are helping a very worthy cause – what could be better than that?

find them right here.

to learn more about the macrame project, please visit

top image from sarah lewis jewelry, ecuador images from eden’s rose facebook page (link above).

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anna -July 9, 2010, 8:12PM

Very Cool! Those are so beautiful!

Lauren -July 9, 2010, 9:29PM

I love your site, store, and whole relaxed vibe. I do wonder who is writing some of this when “Columbia” is used, there is a Columbia S.C ( I believe the capital) but there is no Columbia South America…its Colombia. Unless of course you meant Columbia S.C. amber, which I had no idea about. -December 9, 2010, 2:30AM

For those of you who are purchasing Faucets,we realize that this is one of the most important purchasing decisions you will make.

Leon @ Macrame Project -February 12, 2012, 3:32AM

Thank you FP for all of your support. Our foundation info has been improved and some of these bracelets are still available. If you want to know more about these bracelets visit the Macrame Project and the Eden’s Rose Foundation.

Leon @ Macrame Project -February 12, 2012, 3:34AM

P.S. it is Columbia, South America

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