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Selome Earrings

Selome Earrings

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These earrings bring a hint of Ethiopian style and a truckload of feel-good feelings to your jewellery collection. Crafted with strands of delicate beading.

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.  

Read more about Bullets to Beads jewellery here

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 brass and copper beads. L 5cm.

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.