These elegant hand beaded necklaces are made by our group in Santiago Atitlán, on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Santiago is famous for indigenous weaving, embroidery, beading, and painting. The Maya beaders of Santiago earn a fair wage for their beaded work, enabling them to provide for their families and better their lives. The crafting of each piece requires expert skill and a meticulous eye for detail. The purchase of these fair trade necklaces provides Guatemalan artisans with a fair wage, literacy, and professional skills trainings.