The Hot Corner – Tania, El Sobrante, California

The Hot Corner – Tania, El Sobrante, California

This stunning necklace is made of a Tagua nut slice.

As part of the series called The Hot Corner, we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that catch our eye with their well-curated inventory. Whether it’s upcycled, secondhand, vintage or handmade, be sure to see for yourself why we think these Krrbsters have it going on.

It was a trip to Ecuador that inspired Tania Cavenecia Torres to incorporate Tagua nuts and Acai seeds into her modern jewelry designs. The jewelry designer of Peruvian decent travels to South America when possible and loved the juxtaposition of the culture’s organic materials in modern settings. With Earth Day on the horizon, it was Tania’s use of sustainably harvest goods why we’ve named her this week’s Hot Corner.

The Hot Corner – Tania, El Sobrante, California

These tribal earrings have a modern twist to them.

Many of Tania’s designs include the inedible Tagua nut, referred to as vegetable ivory because of its similarities to real ivory. She also uses the Acai seed in her jewelry, a normally discarded by-product of the berry.

The Hot Corner – Tania, El Sobrante, California

This simple necklace focuses on the unique shape of the nuts.

Get visually inspired for Earth Day at Tania’s Hot Corner and track her travels on her blog.

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