- gold tone metal beads crafted from melted down bullet casings
asmir triangle charm hoop earrings – gold
A stylish spin on the classic hoop earring. This single hoop of gold beads is accented by 3 recycled bullet casting beads at the center of the design adding a little artistic intrigue.
“I would like to say to those who buy our jewelry that you are not just buying jewelry, you are helping to transform our lives.”
In the Entoto Mountains, a community of over 100 HIV-positive women transform artillery shells into metal beads, crafted by their deft hands into wearable art. It takes 10 artisans 14 hours and forty-two bullet casings to create one necklace, providing these women with fair trade wages. Andinet speaks for her community: “This program has changed my life. ”Handmade with love from melted down bullet casings and vintage coins by the extraordinary women artisans in Ethiopia. Each piece is skillfully created in a loving, community environment. What was once intended for harm is transformed into art and now brings hope and life by providing sustainable economic opportunities for HIV+ women of Raven & Lily living near the Entoto Mountain.
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