The Memento Necklace tells a beautiful story of restoration. Master beadmakers create the beautiful pendant that hangs from the necklace, and HIV+ women emerging from vulnerable situations string the tiny beads by hand to create this special piece.
We partner with an Artisan Business in Ethiopia that creates opportunity for vulnerable women. Some of the Artisans are graduates of a program designed to help women involved in the sex trade start new lives.
Artisans melt down artillery shells to make beads and string them together to create jewelry, transforming objects of violence into objects of beauty.
Made with love in Ethiopia