This stunning necklace was handmade out of melted down artillery shells in Ethiopia by HIV Positive women. It features a long strand of recycled brass beads finished off with a beaded tassel.
Measures 30" long plus 2" tassel pendant.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
The artisans who make this jewelry are from a fair trade cooperative in Ethiopia consisting of HIV positive women. The women in the group not only receive fair wages but get high quality medical care as well as skills training. Farmers in the community find the artillery shell casings and collect them to be repurposed into beautiful beads used for jewelry. What a wonderful way to transform the trauma of war into beauty.