Menchetabesh Earrings

These delightful drop earrings are comprised of a large silver coloured bead with accent bronze beads and sterling silver hook.  The beads originate in the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, where 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.

Approximately 4.5cm long 

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