Handcrafted by Cambodian artisans, these 1.25-inch-wide polished brass earrings with brass hooks feature a floral / honeycomb design with a stamped bullet casing in the center. These earrings are made entirely from discarded bullet and bomb casings left over from Cambodia's war-torn history of the 1970s and '80s.
Living in an underprivileged community near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, local artisans re-envision and rework found remnants of war, skillfully molding bomb shells and bullets into art objects of beauty — jewelry pieces to last a lifetime in their new, peaceful role.
With the support of Craftworks Cambodia, the artisans generate an income that will provide their families and communities a real chance at a better future. Craftworks Cambodia ensures that the artisans make a fair wage for their work and receive support for education and training in the communities of Cambodia.
These are not just beautiful jewelry items; they're vividly re-imgained, upcycled creations that nurture ideals of hope and harmony over war.
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