Hope Springs Eternal Necklace - Gold, Ethiopia

This fun, on trend necklace is handmade out of recycled artillery shells by HIV positive women in Ethiopia.  It features a long chain of brass beads that can be worn long or doubled up for a shorter look.

Measures 32" around.

Bead and loop closure

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This piece of jewelry was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in 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 cooperative consisting of 150 women who are either HIV positive or suffering from fistula due to genital mutilation.  The fair trade group has not only given the women employment and access to quality healthcare, but has provided hope and a sense of dignity.  


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