This beautiful necklace is handmade out of recycled artillery shells by HIV positive women in Ethiopia. It features 2 strands of brass artillery beads interspersed with black beads, creating a simple yet elegant contemporary design. This piece will go with everything, perhaps becoming your go-to necklace.
Measures 16" around.
Pure recycled brass artillery shell beads.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
This artisan group in Ethiopia is one of our favorite new groups we are featuring. In the mountains of Ethiopia farmers find old bullet casings from previous wars and melt them down to be re-purposed into beautiful beads. The jewelry is then designed and handcrafted in a fair trade cooperative consisting of 150 women who are either HIV positive or suffering from fistula due to genital mutilation. The cooperative has not only given the women employment and access to quality healthcare, but has provided hope and a sense of dignity.