Soapstone: Versatile, Durable, and Beautiful
Did you know that we have beautiful handmade soapstone products in the store? Soapstone is a soft, easily-carved rock that gets its name from the fact that it was once used to make soap. Soapstone is a metamorphic rock, meaning that it was once a sedimentary rock that was changed by heat and pressure into its current form. Soapstone is often used to make statues, carvings, and countertops because of its softness and its ability to withstand high temperatures. Since soapstone is impenetrable, it will not stain. It can be used for countertops, tile, sinks, and in the Baskets and Beads store, it is shaped into bowls and animal figures.
This is the last week Large Soapstone Bowls will be on sale for 50% off.
There are only 19 left in stock - they make great planters or decorations. 6 turquoise, 3 yellow, the rest of the colors only have 1 or 2 left.
The animal soapstone figures are also really adorable!
When we are working with the artisans of Kenya, we recognize that not all of them make the same necklaces, basket styles, clothing or even soapstone figures. We try to make sure that we source our products from as many artisans as we can so they can all benefit from our fair trade exchanges.
Have you ever felt unwanted or unloved? I know I feel that way at times. It can be a struggle at times. I know God loves me and my children and friends but that doesn’t alleviate the feeling that I am missing something or someone.
The ladies in Kenya experience that too. They are rejected in the town where they live because they are from a different tribe. I have witnessed it firsthand. I’ve dedicated my life to empowering these women and others who need it. I am heading to Kenya in May and raising funds for the work we are doing there this trip. $15,000 - see the link for details.
Your donation will make an eternal difference for these women and help them to continue to feel valued, loved, and respected. Please consider a donation. 150 donations of $100 will achieve the goal or 750 donations of $25. Any amount will help.