Kelmwa Necklace

Evoking tribal vibes and crescent moons, this delicately beaded necklace is very special indeed. You will love stepping out in this versatile piece. It's perfect for day or night, work or play.

Beads are silver plated nickel. 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.  

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