"What I love most about working from home is that I get to spend time with my family, guiding my sons and teaching them life's true values."
Father of two sons, Tacy Barbosa is a sensitive man with a passion for life. He has been married to Rosimar for more than 40 years and they work together in the workshop they have built at home. Theirs is a beautiful love story that began when Tacy was 17 and Rosimar was 13.
"What I do brings me great joy and pleasure, and what I do is create things that are different. I'm not interested in designing the standard handbag, so I look for inspiration in nature. By observing the tranquility and calm of a resting alligator, or the patience and long life of turtles, I start transforming leather into bags that replicate these animals.
"When I was a child I used to explore all sorts of materials and create my own toys. As I grew up I started crafting decorative items like swords and machetes.
"What I love most about working from home is that I get to spend time with my family, guiding my sons and teaching them life's true values. I am so proud of them! I have been very lucky to be able to be an autonomous and independent artisan and as such I have been is able to provide for my family.
"I love walking and watching the sunset. I think of people who spend part of the day in buses trying to get to work and it makes me wonder if they actually like the work they do? And then I praise the Lord and thank him for my life, which is simple but very happy.
"I enjoy the hand crafting process and I aim to preserve this serene way of working. I'm not tempted to mass produce, as if I were a factory. I think being associated with Novica is interesting and fun, because it allows us a greater contact with customers interested in us and our products."
Combining the glitter of aluminum with silky gray threads, Neide Ambrosio achieves the regular textures of chain mail armor. She crafts this novel belt from pop-tops, recycling castaways into a fashion accessory. Crocheted by hand, the belt is flexible....read more
Combining the colorful glitter of aluminum with bright pink threads, Neide Ambrosio achieves the regular textures of chain mail armor. She crafts this novel belt from pop-tops, recycling castaways into a beautiful, useful fashion accessory. Finely crocheted....read more
It is said that to see a cobra when dreaming represents creation and creativity, and so it inspires Tacy in the design of this original belt. He crafts it of quality leather, masterfully recreating the cobra's scaly skin. Adorned with glass eyes, the....read more
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Women's Belts from Brazil
Women's Belts from Brazil
Women's belts began developing as popular fashion accessory around the 1900s. The most common material used to make a belt was the leather because of its durability and strength. Today many talented artisans from Brazil use unique material such as soda-pop tabs, copper wire, and even newspaper. At Novica, we have put together a unique collection of women's belts from Brazil featuring eco-friendly and unique beaded copper belts. Our award-winning Brazilian artisans achieve flexibility and make every Brazilian belt easily adjustable using the skillful technique of crocheting by hand. Make a fashion statement with a charming belt that does double duty as a necklace or be eco-friendly with a belt designed with cylinders of recycled newspaper. Love these Brazilian belts for women? Then you’ll enjoy searching through more of our Brazilian accessories!
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