Say “I Do” to Fair Trade

Spring is here, and things are in full bloom at Villages of Austin! This past weekend, a woman and her fiancé came into the store. She had heard from a friend that our store has beautiful jewelry (it does!), and she was looking for a necklace to wear at her wedding in April.

We just unpacked a new shipment of jewelry last week, and she decided on one of our new pieces. It’s a beautiful filigree and glass bead necklace from India. If you’re like me and have no clue what filigree is, allow me! It’s a technique using gold and other metals where the product is designed to look like lace. So the gold beads in the necklace have a very delicate, intricate pattern that does indeed give them the appearance of lace.

This woman’s purchase is not only going to make a difference on her wedding day, it’s going to make a difference in the lives of all the artisans working at TARA Projects in India.


Why not come into the store to take a closer look? And yes… there are matching earrings!

 See you soon…Taylor