Beshadu Necklace

This piece is handmade, fairtrade and features a unique round bead and square insert design, made from upcycled beads in a silver hue. Length is approx 95cm. In the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their lands. Village artisans melt these shells down to produce handmade delicate beads 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.  

 

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