Handmade in Addis Ababa, at a facility where the workers are valued and cared for, these beautiful earrings are a joy to wear. Hoops are approximately 4.5 cm in diameter, with sterling silver earring hooks.
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.