These beautiful bracelets are the bomb– literally, and figuratively, and I can’t think of a better way to spread peace than with jewelry that truly symbolizes just that.
Back in 1973, bombs rained down on Laos, and after the Vietnam war was over, the bombs and their debris were left behind. Artisans began to collect the leftover scrap metal and form it into spoons and jewelry, a practice which spread and inspired Project Peace Bomb. They partner with these artisans to create unique bracelets made from the metal scattered throughout the ravaged landscape of Laos.
Even better, when you buy one, your purchase supports efforts to support artisan families and help clear unexploded ordnance from Lao land.
What a wonderful New Year’s gift to a friend who’s already got enough bottles of wine and cut flowers.
The fact that these bracelets are gorgeous, unusual, and go with pretty much anything in your wardrobe is just an extra bonus. What a fabulous way to look on the bright side and turn bombs into beaut
Find a wide variety of necklaces and bracelets on the Project Peace Bomb site. Each item listing tells you how much land your purchase will help to buy back. The I <3 Peace bangle pictured buys back three meters of bomb-littered land.