A favourite of Lumago Ambassador Angelo Villanueva, our Cleopatra necklace was designed by our artisan Mely. It can be worn as a collar with barrel shaped hand rolled recycled paper beads and braided re-purposed clothes with a metal clasp at the back of the neck.
All our beads are dipped in a resin and dried 3 times. Although this makes the beads durable and water resistant, they are not waterproof. We do not recommend that they are worn in the shower or while swimming.
As our jewelry is handmade, no two pieces are ever alike making them completely one of a kind.
Lumago Designs is a social enterprise committed to triple bottom line sustainabilty. We work with 10 Nanay's living in the community surrounding the Dumaguete city dumpsite who design & handcraft beautiful jewelry from upcycled materials. Lumago provides a fair living wage and benefits to enable better education and a more stable home life for the next generation. Any profits made are reinvested back into the community through workshops, savings programs, health missions and education among other ventures.