The discs on these lovely earrings are handmade, giving each one a special character of its own. The earrings are 5cm in length and each disc measures 2cm across. 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. Handmade, fairtrade, fabulous design. What's not to love?
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