MahimaCreations

Jewelry & Accessories in Recycled Saris & Sacred Beads

Vrindāvan, India · 2942 Sales

MahimaCreations

Jewelry & Accessories in Recycled Saris & Sacred Beads

Vrindāvan, India 2942 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(714)

Announcement   Recycled saris are handmade into beautiful clothing and accessories by widows in India; handmade paper beads and local sacred beads turn into unique pieces of jewelry. Not machine perfect, but handmade beautiful! A social entrepreneurship giving love, hope and jobs to destitute widows in India. Feel really good about your purchases - you are helping to make this a better world for women and their families that depend on them!! Thank-you for shopping Mahima Creations.

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Last updated on Jun 28, 2016

Recycled saris are handmade into beautiful clothing and accessories by widows in India; handmade paper beads and local sacred beads turn into unique pieces of jewelry. Not machine perfect, but handmade beautiful! A social entrepreneurship giving love, hope and jobs to destitute widows in India. Feel really good about your purchases - you are helping to make this a better world for women and their families that depend on them!! Thank-you for shopping Mahima Creations.

Gayle Lawrence

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Gayle Lawrence

Bone Bead Batik OM Bracelet Stretch BB0009
Bone Bead Batik OM Bracelet Stretch BB0009
$8.00
UPGRADE SHIPPING to Courier Post DHL or FedEX
UPGRADE SHIPPING to Courier Post DHL or FedEX
$0.20
Tulsi Om Tiles Tulasi Hand Carved Set of Four
Tulsi Om Tiles Tulasi Hand Carved Set of Four
$16.00
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Updates

Bijay sorting out a new lot of 6mm Rosewood beads - just gorgeous!! And the beads are looking good, too!
Working on a new line of Chakra inspired jewelry using local sacred beads and precious gemstones. Check out our first chakra wrap bracelet! I'm lovin' it!!
Girls' Anarkali dresses! This custom order is on its way to Hawaii, but you can have one made for your little girls! Choose fabric and size! Prices are less than adult sizes!

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About

Purchase with a purpose!

I opened the business "Mahima Creations" officially registered by the Indian government January 2013; rented a house in Northern India, next to a governmemt ashram that houses 400 widows in a city of 20,000 widows, and opened shop! "Build it, and they will come", and they did! I develop new products and then teach the widows to make them. It's a long slow process hampered by language barriers, arthritic hands; failing health and poor eye sight of our aging widows. But they get paid everyday and they are loved and hugged and learning to smile again! If you are ever in India, you are welcome to stop by and visit with us and meet all the ladies working here.

Want to see the ladies in action? We've got our YouTube page up and running! If you can't make it to India, this is the next best thing! Check it out, and please subscribe! You'll see all our latest videos as soon as they are published! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkWIG9OWBbQKyUWrLlV56A

New, this year! My son also opened up an Etsy shop! Check it out!
https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/DreamCarvings

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Shop members

  • Gayle Lawrence

    Owner, Maker, Designer, If It Needs To Get Done, I'll Do It!!

    Between the clean, quiet, organized life in Southern California and the chaotic, exotic cacophony of smells and sights in Northern India, I live a pretty balanced life!! It's my yin yang life style that I love and reflects in all my art and crafts!

  • Devin

    Shipper, Assistant, Photographer

    Devin, who is my oldest son, came to India recently to help out with the business. He does shipping, photography and really helps out with just about anything he's asked to do. And on top of all that, he started his own Etsy shop - Dream Carvings!

  • Seema

    Assistant, Creator, Designer

    Seema does everything, she's my right hand man. She designs and makes jewelry, designs and sews almost all our clothing line; she keeps the shop going when I'm out of town.

  • Vijay

    Assistant

    Vijay is always ready to work, she'd work 24/7 if I let her! Give her a job, she'll have it done in halftime, and back asking for more work. She's a wiz a mala making!

  • Shanti

    Assistant

    Shanti means "peace" (calm, quiet) and she definitely brings a calming peace to our little group. She keeps the work space clean and organized and helps wherever needed, from unraveling a knotted skein of yarn to counting beads for malas.

  • Nani

    Assistant

    Nani has been with Mahima Creations from the very beginning, and not only is the sweetest lady, she is also amazing at hand sewing. She sews Kantha scarves and quilts and sews in all our labels by hand.

  • Sapana

    Assistant

    Our newest lady to join our company. Sapana is sewing like crazy for us to keep up with our increasing demand for Gopi skirts and gift bags.

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Last updated on Apr 6, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How Long Does Shipping Take?

Usually it takes 2 - 6 weeks to arrive! Please consider this and keep it in mind when you purchase. If you need something sooner, please consider purchasing our upgrade to courier post (DHL/FedEx). Your total cost of shipping, with upgrade shipping added, will be approximately $27, and generally takes 5 -7 business days, but often sooner! (Sometimes, you will get the package before I can even mark as shipped!) If you order many items, and shipping adds up to enough, I will automatically upgrade shipping to courier post. Your contact phone number is required for all courier posts. International orders are not considered "lost" until 8 weeks, and for most, that is the earliest a refund can be requested.

Tracking Packages

Most packages will be shipped via India International Post. It keeps costs of shipping to you way down, however, the USA does NOT track these packages once they are inside of the USA. (Most countries do, the USA does not). Packages generally arrive within 2 - 6 weeks. If this will not work for you, please consider upgrading to courier post, which will track your package to your door and take 5 - 7 business days. Once you have chosen to have your order shipped via India International Post, there is nothing I can do about it once it has been dropped off at the post office. I can not track it (to the USA), nor speed things up (to the USA). Please consider courier post if you feel this will be an inconvenience to you.