Fortitude Bracelet, Ethiopia

This gorgeous bracelet features 4 strands of mixed metal beads made out of recycled artillery shells by HIV positive women in Ethiopia.  The silver and gold beads have an antiqued finish for a unique, fashionable look.  

Measures 7.5" long with bead/loop closure (may not fit very large wrists).

Handmade of mixed metal silver and brass 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.  We call this our From War to Prosperity collection.


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