BULLETS INTO BEADS | AUSTIN, TX
Hidden away in the mountains of Ethiopia and villages of Northern India are a collective of women turning war time weapons into handmade jewelry. Through the help of Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Hirokawa, what was once intended for harm now brings hope to these war torn lands. Using traditional techniques, the village artisans skillfully create the delicate jewelry found in the collection. Once repressed because of their gender and poverty, these women are now empowered to care for their families and gain respect in their communities. Read their stories and see first hand how this unique partnership has impacted their lives at Raven + Lily. Oh, and bust out the plastic and show some love while you’re at it.
Amleset: Macrame Diamond Earrings $48
Wood & Gunmetal Leather Bangles $22
Amleset: Macrame Tassel Necklace $88
Amleset: Macrame Diamond Bracelet $58