This stunning necklace features silver beads made out of recycled artillery shells by HIV positive women in Ethiopia. It features a double braided strand of beads, symbolizing unity, with an antiqued finish for a unique, fashionable look.
Measures 18" long with bead/loop closure.
Braided section measures 1/2" wide.
Handmade of mixed metal silver 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.
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