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Announcement    LOTUS SKY presents globetrotter-glam Nepal Glass Bead Bracelets handmade by the Lotus Sky all woman studio team in Kathmandu, Nepal! Each Lotus Sky bracelet is ethically handcrafted one seed bead at a time to create an endless array of arm candy that is not only beautiful, but that ensures sustainable, "investable wage" careers for women in Nepal.

Stackable, packable, & infinitely mix-and-matchable, Lotus Sky Bracelets are endlessly collectible and addicting in a good way- Just one is never enough!

As a 100% woman run and operated social enterprise, we are motivated by the knowledge that when women have economic independence, they invest in themselves, their children and their larger communities; women are the key to poverty alleviation from this generation to the next.

Therefore, one of our key tenants is empowerment through not just a "living wage," but what we call an "investable wage," which we define as one that allows the Lotus Sky women to save at least 50% of their income after basic life expense are met.

In addition to investable wages, we also believe that women must be provided a safe, sisterhood-protected work environment to cultivate their talents and explore possibilities. This is why a second key tenant of our social enterprise is what we call a She-Space. A She-Space is a safe zone and a sanctuary for women. It is a haven that gendered violence, discrimination, and threats do not penetrate. It is also a space where women occupy all leadership positions, serving as mentors to the other women in their community, as well as to the girls who look up to them.

We do take custom orders, so don't hesitate to reach out with a convo to start designing bracelets for your next fundraiser, charity, church event, farmer's market, or boutique!

Thank you so much for your support! : )

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Website: lotusskyjewelry.com
Facebook: facebook.com/lotusskyjewelry
Instagram: @lotus.sky

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 7, 2019

LOTUS SKY presents globetrotter-glam Nepal Glass Bead Bracelets handmade by the Lotus Sky all woman studio team in Kathmandu, Nepal! Each Lotus Sky bracelet is ethically handcrafted one seed bead at a time to create an endless array of arm candy that is not only beautiful, but that ensures sustainable, "investable wage" careers for women in Nepal.

Stackable, packable, & infinitely mix-and-matchable, Lotus Sky Bracelets are endlessly collectible and addicting in a good way- Just one is never enough!

As a 100% woman run and operated social enterprise, we are motivated by the knowledge that when women have economic independence, they invest in themselves, their children and their larger communities; women are the key to poverty alleviation from this generation to the next.

Therefore, one of our key tenants is empowerment through not just a "living wage," but what we call an "investable wage," which we define as one that allows the Lotus Sky women to save at least 50% of their income after basic life expense are met.

In addition to investable wages, we also believe that women must be provided a safe, sisterhood-protected work environment to cultivate their talents and explore possibilities. This is why a second key tenant of our social enterprise is what we call a She-Space. A She-Space is a safe zone and a sanctuary for women. It is a haven that gendered violence, discrimination, and threats do not penetrate. It is also a space where women occupy all leadership positions, serving as mentors to the other women in their community, as well as to the girls who look up to them.

We do take custom orders, so don't hesitate to reach out with a convo to start designing bracelets for your next fundraiser, charity, church event, farmer's market, or boutique!

Thank you so much for your support! : )

***
Website: lotusskyjewelry.com
Facebook: facebook.com/lotusskyjewelry
Instagram: @lotus.sky

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Lotus Sky- Glass Beadwork Art Bracelets Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal!

>>♥<< THE LOTUS SKY 411 >>♥<<
LOTUS SKY presents globetrotter-glam seed beadwork art bracelets handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal by our all-woman team for daring bohemians all over the world! Alluring, compassionate, mesmerizing, and soulful, a Lotus Sky girl turns heads wherever she is and makes no apologies for being herself and living her dreams!

We are so excited that the Lotus Sky team for our Etsy shop now consists of 12 creative and inspired women from the US, Nepal, and Tibet! This is a true transcultural collaboration and exchange of ideas and talent as we design and fabricate glass bead crocheted bracelets, while maintaining Lotus Sky as a 100% women-run project!

Lotus Sky is a testimony to the fact that business and cross-cultural collaboration can transform lives positively and maintains social entrepreneurship as a powerful mechanism to empower all girls with big ideas, drive, and heart!


>>♥<< SISTERS UNDER ONE SKY PROJECT >>♥<<
Through our Sisters Under One Sky Program, we train women in the Kathmandu area to crochet incredible, stackable, versatile Nepal Glass Bead Bracelets. Our goal is to use social entrepreneurship to elevate the quality of life of all Lotus Sky women. We believe strenuously in education and the fact that ALL of the college-aged women on our Etsy team and over 98% of our college-aged women in our larger project are in school earning their degrees is a testimony to the impact of viable income on life outcomes for young women who might otherwise be compelled into forced early marriage or full-time labor. Lotus Sky women are majoring in everything from business, to computer science, to management!

One of our key tenants is empowerment through not just a "living wage," but what we call an "investable wage," which we define as one that allows the Lotus Sky women to save at least 50% of their income after basic life expense are met. Because when women begin investing in their communities, they transform them from the ground, up!

If you are visiting Nepal, you can come meet us! : )

>>♥<< DESIGN CHALLENGE US! >>♥<<
Send us a design challenge, and we'll see what we can conjure up! Check out one of our toughest animal-inspired design challenges, where we turned the endangered Himalayan Mahseer fish into a roll on bracelet: http://bit.ly/22fitbW


>>♥<< GET IN THE KNOW >>♥<<
Visit us on Facebook and Instagram for updates as our distinctive, bold, and fantastical collection continues to evolve. We regularly post new model photos, coupon codes, and even behind-the-scenes videos!

FB: facebook.com/LotusSkyJewelry
INSTA: @lotus.sky
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Thank you for swinging by and have a beautiful, blessed day!

Shop members

  • Pimma

    Beader, Crocheter

    Pimma is the team leader for a segment of Lotus Sky's Sisters Under One Sky project in a Lhomi community near Kopan Monastery! Most of these women have fled their village after converting to Christianity and have found valuable work with Lotus Sky.

  • Susma

    Beader, Crocheter

    Susma has learned and mastered what many of the Lotus Sky women believe to be our toughest pattern, "The Peacock." In addition to creating about 20 Peacocks from scratch each week, Susma works on confetti mixed bead bracelets and custom solids!

  • Lemon

    Crocheter

    Lemon is a Lotus Sky beader and crocheter. Additionally, she is a team leader for the Lotus Sky Sisters Under One Sky project, training women in the Boudhanath area, including those in earthquake relief camps, how to crochet roll on bracelets.

  • Sarah

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    As the Creative Director and resident "pattern generator," Sarah writes 2-3 new designs each week, preps all beadwork patterns for team assignments, conducts regular training intensives on new patterns, and handles most of our photo shoots in Nepal!

  • Sangye

    Studio Manager, Beader

    Sangye performs the pattern work for many of our bracelets prior to the crocheting process. She also trains in patterning for our Sisters Under One Sky project here in Kathmandu, using her fluent English, Nepali, and Tibetan to her advantage.

  • Rekha

    Beader

    After having worked extensively on pattern checks during the studio process for almost three years, Rekha is now learning closing techniques so that she will be able to complete and quality control bracelets from beginning to end!

  • Sanu

    Beader, Crocheter

    Sanu beads, crochets, and closes our roll on bracelets! She is also an instructor with our Sisters Under One Sky Project, conducting three classes per day at our studio in Jorpati, Kathmandu!

  • Kalpana

    Beader, Crocheter

    Kalpana learned how to crochet as a teen, but joined our Sisters Under One Sky training program to learn beadwork and patterning in the tent camps after the April 2015 Nepal earthquakes. She is now a Lotus Sky Certified bracelet closing specialist!

  • Nima

    Beader, Crocheter, Custom Bracelet Division

    Like Susma, Nima has also mastered The Peacock. She beads and crochets 20-25 peacocks per week, as well as assisting with custom order requests and as an assistant trainer with our Sisters Under One Sky program.

  • Gayjung

    Beader, Crocheter

    Gayjung works mostly with a couple of our diamond patterns, having memorized both the Double Diamond and the Traditional Diamond. She is eager to learn more patterns with Lotus Sky!

  • Erin

    Shipper, Quality Control, Product Lister

    Once we finish a 25 kilo collection, we pack it all up and send it to Erin, our "US Super Shipper" who carefully packs and ships each individual Etsy order! Erin also uploads listings with her speedy and reliable US internet connection! : )

  • Chelamo

    Custom Bracelet Crocheter

    Chelamo is one of our fastest, most capable beadworkers and crocheters when it comes to difficult patterns and custom orders. As a Lotus Skyer, Chelamo is able to independently fund her children's education to give them life chances she never had. ♥

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 19, 2022
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Custom and personalized orders

Home of the Original Lotus Sky Grab Bag, we are now also thrilled to offer made-to-order custom bracelets through our new Design Your Own Bracelet listings for customers who want to be in the designer's chair:

http://etsy.me/1LahqxB

If you'd like a custom designed collection for your boutique, we'll be delighted to create for you!

Wholesale availability

If you want a large collection quickly, please swing on by our Wholesale Grab Bag shop section here:

http://etsy.me/2e4VPSS

Or, contact us to design a custom collection just for your boutique!

Sizing details

Standard sized Lotus Sky bracelets are crocheted to have an inside circumference of about 7 inches to roll over the hand and fit comfortably on most women. We additionally offer small sized bracelets in 6.5 inches, as well as large and extra-large bracelets in 7.25 and 7.5 inches, respectively. If you require further size customization, please convo us to receive our measuring chart, so we can crochet something in your perfect size! We are happy to create Mommy-Daugher and Children's bracelets via custom order!

Care instructions

Lotus Sky bracelets are crocheted to be durable and comfortable to wear. However, as handmade items, the should be kept out of water and away from chemical cleaners. If you need to clean the surface of your bracelet, use a damp cloth to gently wipe away residue. Treat your bracelets with TLC and they'll reward you! : )

Gift wrapping and packaging

Lotus Sky is happy to offer extra silk pouches, created from the same material used for Tibetan chupas, the traditional dress of Tibetan women for festivals and celebrations! Your items will come already housed in their own cute little bags, but should you require extras for party favors and gift-giving, simply convo us and we can set up a special Gift Silk Pouch listing for you!