Triple Bead Bullet Casing Hoop Earrings

$ 42.00


These drop hoop earrings are created by a women's cooperative of talented artisans outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The women in this artisan group are HIV-positive and have been ostracized from society. These ladies partner with farmers and land-owners who find and collect empty bullet casings. The empty shells are brought to the co-op, separated, sanitized, and then melted and made into various beads for creating a stunning collection of unique jewelry. Brass and nickel beads.  Approximately 1" W x 2.5" T from base of earring hook.

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