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Chuchu - Half Braided Necklace

Chuchu - Half Braided Necklace

Regular price $50.00
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A statement piece, boasting a large stone bead in taupe tones, the Chuchu necklace is made of tiny silver coloured strands of beading.  The recycled metals come from farmers who collect discarded artillery shells which local villagers transform into beads.  The beads are sent to Entoto Mountain in Addis Ababa where a social enterprise project employs local women who might otherwise struggle to find work.  These artisans at skillfully create beautiful jewellery in a loving and community minded environment.

What was once intended for harm now brings hope and life. 

 

About the Maker

Our upcycled jewellery supplier is based at Entoto Mountain, in the hillside looking over Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

This project employs female artisans who skillfully create our ‘Bullets to Beads’ jewellery range. Beads for this range are made from melted down artillery shells, from former war conflicts.

Women work in a loving, community environment, and what was once intended for harm now brings hope and beauty. 

Click here to read more about the artisans who create this special jewellery.

Materials & Dimensions

Recycled metal beads. Length approx

Care Instructions

Wipe with a soft cloth. Note bead surfaces may become discoloured in reaction to skin, perfume, cosmetics, perspiration etc.

Shipping

We ship worldwide using Australia Post. Postage cost is calculated at checkout. Orders are packed with love by our Hamlin volunteers and usually dispatched within three working days.

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Gifts that Give Back

When you purchase from the Hamlin Shop, you are receiving ethical products handmade by fairtrade artisans from a variety of countries across Africa. Your purchase supports local craftspeople and women in Ethiopia who are recovering from preventable childbirth injuries. This is shopping with an impact. Thank you.