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Delicate slices of capiz shell result in the soothing and gentle sound of the Blue Ombre Wind Chime. The Blue Ombre Wind Chime was handcrafted by makers working with SAFFY Handicrafts in the Philippines. Divers retrieve the shells from the sea (holding their breath to complete the task), then makers at Saffy Handicrafts wash and soak them. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. Saffy provides employment for more than 1,000 people. These artisans benefit from educational seminars, vocational training, financial and medical assistance and profit sharing.