Our Gumdrop earrings are part of our darling Candy Collection and we're simply smitten with their mixed metal beadwork and bright blue palette. Handmade locally right here in Ft. Worth, TX with crushed glass beads and recycled ammunition sourced from our artisan partners in Ghana and Ethiopia.
Earrings are on a silver hoop and measure approximately 2.75" 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.