Ammo Glass Necklace- Earth

Regular price $39.00

Our gorgeous Ammo Glass necklaces are made from upcycled ammunition and recycled glass by our amazing Fair Trade artistan partners in Ghana and Ethiopia. Both elements require time and extreme detail to create their imperfect beauty. Available in several color variations and each is truly one-of-a-kind. 

Measures approximately 18" long.


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Recycled Ammunition: bullet casings and mixed metals are recycled and melted down. The mold are carved by hand to fashion each unique bead. Most of our recycled ammunition beads are sourced with our partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Crushed Glass Beads: recycled glass in various colors is crushed and pulverized - then poured into a clay mold, using a cassava stem for the bead's hole. The mold is placed in a furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting and the stem burns out. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s.



 

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