Recycled bullet casing necklace from Ethiopia measuring approximately 27-3/4" long fully extended. Beads are strung on an adjustable cord. On Entoto Mountain, roughly half of the villagers have HIV/AIDS. Not because it's a pocket, but because those afflicted are no longer welcome in their own homes. Entoto welcomes them with open arms giving them the dignity they deserve. Due to the decades of on again / off again war, they have a steady resource of bullet casings. The artisans take these casings, melt them down, and make stunning jewelry out of them. Out of the ashes of war comes remarkable beauty. Brass and copper beads are the color of the original casing, silver beads have been plated.
I've lived in New York City for 27 years and love it! I love the food, the people, the parks but my FAVORITE place to buy my jewelry is Silk Road Market. I've selected necklaces from Ethiopia and and earrings from Israel. Every time I wear a pieces from Silk Road, I'm asked about it. Peoples are fascinated by the coffee bean earrings or the sophisticated silver necklace. I love Silk Road, not only for the exotic jewelry but also because the business supports fair trade artisans all over the world. I've been a patron for over 15years. Recently with quarantine, I've now begun to order hot chocolate and other chocolate treats! The hot chocolate is made of Cacao, so it feels like you're having healthy option, allowing you to eat MORE of the toffee crunch chocolate. The toffee crunch chocolate bar may be the best chocolate I've had in years! When I've finished that off I head over to the raspberry chocolates next! I'm looking forward to shopping here for 15 more years!