An angel trumpets from the heavens as stars swirl around her in this ornament handcrafted in wire and translucent capiz shell. Capiz is the thin, off-white shell of the windowpane oyster. After the shells have been collected, washed in an acid solution and dried, they’re cut into shapes and edged with soldered wire. Shells can only be collected for a short time each year. Handmade by makers from Saffy Handicrafts in the Philippines. Saffy provides employment for more than 1,000 people. These artisans benefit from educational seminars, vocational training, financial and medical assistance and profit sharing.