Peruvian Hand Crafts Inc. manufactures a broad line of jewelry boxes and jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets and rings, in a variety of Peruvian styles and designs. Launched in 1997, the company also offers a selection of handbags and backpacks it imports from Guatemala and a line it calls Pirate World, which includes incense burners, pens, key chains and treasure chests with a buccaneer theme. In addition, Peruvian Hand Crafts sells smoking items, green products and Rasta merchandise, along with a variety of other incense burners, pens and key chains.
Peruvian Hand Crafts’ merchandise is priced to appeal to market shoppers and offers good profit margins to flea market vendors, says Jorge Cuevas, owner of the company. “Our colorful friendship bracelets are very popular at flea markets. They wholesale for $1.75 apiece and retail for $2.99 to $5.99.” Peruvian Hand Crafts’ line of carved stone jewelry, bright and eye-catching in any space, includes bracelets, hair sticks, necklaces, anklets and rings. The company’s carved stone bracelets are hand crafted of sterling silver, studded with semi-precious gems and stones, and are available in several colors and styles. The minimum order for carved stone bracelets is three pieces of one style.
Peruvian Hand Crafts, a family operated business, strives to create and disseminate innovative products, respecting and valuing the work of Peruvian craftsmen. These works are just some of the cultural manifestations of a people who communicate mainly through art, using a language whose fundamental aspects are abundance, fertility and confidence in the future, Cuevas says.
Several point-of-purchase displays are available, such as a spinner, which holds 144 friendship bracelets. The minimum order is $200.
Where to buy
Peruvian Hand Crafts Inc.
P.O. Box 572155
Tarzana, CA 91357