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Menchetabesh Earrings

Menchetabesh Earrings

Regular price $17.00
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These delightful drop earrings are comprised of a large silver coloured bead with accent bronze beads and sterling silver hook.  The beads are made from recycled metals provided by 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.

 

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

Silver plated copper, brass beads. L 4cm.

Care Instructions

Wipe with a soft cloth. Note metal can become discoloured after contact with skin, cosmetics, perfume 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.