Tigabe Necklace/Wrap Bracelet

Simply wrap this necklace around your wrist, and it does double-duty as a bracelet. Crafted with upcycled beads and Ethiopian cross feature beads. Length is approx 29cm.

In the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their lands.  

Through traditional techniques passed down for generations, the village artisans melt these shells down to produce handmade delicate beads.  

The beads go through several stages to achieve the final polished look, and then they are sent to Entoto Mountain where a project employs women from the area. These women skilfully create beautiful jewellery in a loving, community environment.