These beaded earrings are made by a cooperative of talented artisans outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The women in this artisan group are HIV-positive and have been ostracized from society. The cooperative partners with farmers and local land owners who collect empty bullet casings.The shells are brought to the co-op, separated, sanitized, and then melted and crafted into various beads for creating a stunning collection of unique jewelry. Nickel beads with brass bead embellishments.
Approximately 2.5" L