Vega - 5 strands bracelet

This exquisite bracelet, consisting of five strands of delicate beading, is a sure fire winner. 

Beads are copper, brass and silver plated nickel. 19cm in length with a loop closure. Please note that these bracelets are quite slim fitting. 

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.