Women's Beading Cooperative, Isla Mujeres

4.5
Support local artisans by purchasing a detailed, colorful piece at Women's Beading Cooperative. You'll see women at work at the lively cooperative; as they chat away, feel free to chime in if you happen to know a bit of Spanish. They regularly host beading workshops; inquire about the schedule. The unique, handcrafted pieces include a tag with the name of the person who made it. U.S. dollars are accepted, but pesos will be appreciated. To visit Women's Beading Cooperative on your holiday in Isla Mujeres, and find out what else Isla Mujeres has to offer, use our Isla Mujeres trip builder .
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  • This is a small store off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. When we got there, we found a handful of women sitting around a table beading. They had lots of lovely pieces and there are little t...  more »
  • The value you get for really nice jewelry makes you feel bad for paying what they ask. Normally you can barter with folks but after seeing all the work that goes into these pieces you will feel fine p...  more »
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  • Our family stopped in a few weeks ago while we were spending a week on the island. Such a neat shop and I love that it is empowering women. The beading work they do is incredible. My daughter and I had fun picking out several different items both for ourselves and for gifts as well.
  • A wonderful group of local women who banded together over 15 years ago to sell their beautiful hand crafted beaded jewelry in a collective instead of competing against one another hawking their art independently. If you’re visiting the island and need presents for your friends back home, you MUST stop by. They’ve got stunning necklaces, bracelets, chokers, earrings and belts. You’ll see the woman sitting at a large central table making ornate jewelry while you shop. Prices are very cheap (necklace + earing combos for $200-300 pesos... $10-15 USD). This sort of jewelry gets sold at hipster and suburban boutiques back in the US for $100 a pop.
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