Featured Item of the Week: Moroccan Red Coral and Turquoise Beaded Necklace

27 Jun

Every Monday, we will feature a new handmade product made by one of our many talented members. All products are for sale online.  The artist receives 50% of the sale so by purchasing handmade products through EWI, you support both the artist and our continued efforts to empower women through entrepreneurship.

First up, we bring you this gorgeous necklace made by: artist Amal Derder:

Originally from Morocco, Amal Derder immigrated to the United States thirteen years ago. Amal discovered her gift for jewelry creation only a year ago. Since her discovery, she has created hundreds of distinctive and unique pieces all inspired from her Moroccan roots. The first time we met Amal she shared with us one of the reasons she loves making jewelry:

Being a Moroccan woman primarily means that our ancestors were originally Berbers. Berbers were Morocco’s original inhabitants and the jewelry I make definitely derives from my ancestor’s traditional design. Crafting my jewelry allows me to share part of my culture and past with other people.

This beautiful necklace features red coral and turquoise and red colored glass beads with a circular magnetic clasp. Perfect for summer, this piece is sure to make a statement!

You can find more Amal’s pieces here.


2 Responses to “Featured Item of the Week: Moroccan Red Coral and Turquoise Beaded Necklace”


  1. Welcome to the New EWI Blog! « Empowered Women International - June 27, 2011

    […] team is thrilled to present our brand new blog! Each week we will be bringing you posts on featured products from our Etsy store, EWI member and artists spotlights, timely and interesting articles, […]

  2. Member Spotlight: Kamar Derder « Empowered Women International - June 28, 2011

    […] develop new creative ways to generate income. Most recently, Kamar had an exhibit with her sister Amal at our We the People Project. Together, the sisters hosted a Moroccan room where they displayed the […]

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