Our beloved upcycled artillery pieces from Ethiopia aren't just beautiful-they tell a powerful story of transformation. Farmers gather artillery shells left from former conflicts, then our Artisan Partners mold them into beautiful metal beads. The Threaded Artillery Bracelet features these handcrafted beads strung along a silk cord, bringing together hard and soft for a unique accessory.
Artillery pieces will naturally oxidize over time. For greatest longevity, wipe down pieces with a dry, soft cloth after wearing. To restore shine, dip metal pieces in a lemon juice and water bath or clean with mild soap and water. Thoroughly dry with a soft cloth.
In Ethiopia, we partner with Artisan Businesses seeking to bring hope and dignified work to women who have been made vulnerable by their circumstances. Many of the women who craft our pieces are beginning new lives after working on the streets of Addis Ababa. Through fair and meaningful work, these women are pulling themselves out of poverty—and rediscovering their value and worth.