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Article 22 partners with the Mines Advisory Group to clear land of bombs leftover from war. In Laos there are 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating the land. Each piece of Article 22 jewelry made from bombs helps to clear a chunk of land. 

 

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  • be good tag wrap bracelet
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    Be Good Peacebomb Tag Wrap Bracelet

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    Rebecca Rusch, the mountain biker, has teamed up with ARTICLE22 and Red Bull to raise awareness and funds for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs in Laos. Etched in Captain Rusch's handwriting, Be good is translated into Lao and written in Rebecca's handwriting, bonding the message and the two cultures. The Peacebomb Tag Wrap Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. This piece turns the destruction of war into something beautiful - a reminder that we can sow hope, not war. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 12.5 square meters cleared! Size: 46” Waxed Cotton Tie Style Wrap Cord
    $48.00
    $48.00
  • be good peacebomb bangle
    be good bangle back
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    Be Good Peacebomb Bangle

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    Interior diameter:  SML 2.4” / 6cm, STD 2.5”/ 6.4cm, LRG 2.6” / 6.7cm, XLG 3” / 7.6cm.  For women, STD is our best selling size. To determine your size, place your knuckles flat against a ruler, measure the width of your pointer knuckle to pinky knuckle. Choose SML or STD if 3” or less. Choose LRG if 3.5”. Rebecca Rusch, the mountain biker, has teamed up with ARTICLE22 and Red Bull to raise awareness and funds for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs in Laos. Etched in Captain Rusch's handwriting, Be good is translated into Lao and written in Rebecca's handwriting, bonding the message and the two cultures. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 12.5 square meters cleared!
    $43.00
    $43.00
  • be good peacebomb wrap
    be good wrap bracelet
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    Be Good Peacebomb Coin Wrap Bracelet

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    Rebecca Rusch, the mountain biker, has teamed up with ARTICLE22 and Red Bull to raise awareness and funds for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs in Laos. Etched in Captain Rusch's handwriting, Be good is translated into Lao and written in Rebecca's handwriting, bonding the message and the two cultures. The Peacebomb Coin Wrap Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. The engraved coin says "Be Good" on one side and "Dropped + Made in Laos :: Peacebomb" on the other. This piece turns the destruction of war into something beautiful - a reminder that we can sow hope, not war. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 12.5 square meters cleared! Size: .75” PEACEBOMB Aluminum coin charm on a 46” Waxed Cotton Tie Style Wrap Cord
    $48.00
    $48.00
  • sundial mantra necklace
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    Sundial Mantra Necklace

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    The sundial represents life and strength to all it reaches, symbolizing energy, clarity, and the self, while also representing time, which never stops, but continues to move forward. Striving to find light in life is a constant search, but if one cannot find it, they can search within themselves and move forward. Your purchase contributes to further de-mining efforts by MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines. This necklace = 5 square meters cleared! Size: .8" engraved circle charm; Sterling silver chain 18" adjustable to 16".
    $89.00
    $89.00
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    Hamsa Eye Mantra Necklace

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    ""PROTECTING OTHERS IS PROTECTING YOURSELF"  - The Hamsa Eye of Protection Necklace is made from recycled bombs in Laos. Your purchase contributes to further de-mining efforts by MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines. This necklace = 5 square meters cleared! Size: .8" engraved circle charm; Sterling silver chain 18" adjustable to 16".
    $89.00
    $89.00
  • mantra lotus necklace
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    Lotus Flower Mantra Necklace

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    The lotus stands for growth as it is able to emerge from murky waters.We too can be like the lotus and rise from our struggles to blossom beautiful and strong. Your purchase contributes to further de-mining efforts by MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines. This necklace = 5 square meters cleared! Size: .8" engraved circle charm; Sterling silver chain 18" adjustable to 16".
    $89.00
    $89.00
  • Diamond peacebomb Necklace
    Diamond peacebomb Necklace
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    Little, But Fierce Diamond Necklace

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    "though she be but little, she is fierce" A Midsummer Nights Dream - William Shakespeare 1.7mm White Diamond embedded in the authentic Peacebomb aluminum 6mm disc. The delicate pendant runs along an 18" sterling silver curb chain. Your purchase contributes to further de-mining efforts by MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines. This necklace = 9 square meters cleared!
    $130.00
    $130.00
  • Peacebomb Cufflinks
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    Sterling Silver Peacebomb Cufflinks

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    This exclusive series consists of two pairs of AG925 solid silver cufflinks and aluminum from recycled bombs. Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB metal includes Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. These earrings = 11 square meters cleared!
    $153.00
    $153.00
  • fair trade cufflinks
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    Sterling Silver Circle Disc Cufflinks

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    This exclusive series consists of two pairs of AG925 solid silver cufflinks and aluminum from recycled bombs. Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB metal includes Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. These earrings = 11 square meters cleared!
    $153.00
    $153.00
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    Full Circle Peacebomb Earrings Medium

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    Virtuous Circle earrings are high polished and accented with sterling silver cups, posts and ear nuts. Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB metal includes Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. These earrings = 9 square meters cleared! Size: 2.8 cm diameter
    $113.00
    $113.00
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    Full Circle Peacebomb Earrings

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    Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB metal includes Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. These earrings = 6 square meters cleared! Size: 1.75 cm diameter
    $93.00
    $93.00
  • story bomb necklace leather
    story bomb necklace model
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    Story Bomb Necklace Leather

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    The Story Bomb Necklace is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. This bomb-shaped pendant turns the destruction of war into something beautiful - a reminder that we can sow hope, not war. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines. This necklace = 3 square meters cleared! Size: 1.5" rocket charm; 33" black deerskin leather with 16" drop length.
    $53.00
    $53.00
  • recycled bombs arrow bangle
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    Peacebomb Arrow Bangle

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    The Peacebomb Arrow Bangle is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. Engraved with "Dropped + Made in Laos" on one side and an arrow on the other - a reminder that the destruction of war can be turned into something beautiful. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bangle = 3 square meters cleared! Size: 2.6” interior diameter
    $57.00
    $57.00
  • article 22 peace bangle
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    Peacebomb Peace Bangle

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    The Peacebomb "Peace" Bangle is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. Engraved with the word "Peace" in 22 different languages: Mandarin, Spanish PAZ, English PEACE, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, German FRIEDEN, Malya/Indonesian KEDAMAIAN, Vietnamese HÒA BÌNH, Korean, French PAIX, Persian, Turkish BARIŞ, Italian PACE, Thai, Polish POKÓJ, Dutch VREDE, Lao, Swedish FRED, Hmong KEV TIAJ TUS As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bangle = 3 square meters cleared! Size: 2.6” interior diameter
    $72.00
    $72.00
  • recycled bombs bangle
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    Peacebomb Bangle

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    The Peacebomb Bangle is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. Engraved with "Dropped + Made in Laos" - a reminder that the destruction of war can be turned into something beautiful. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bangle = 3 square meters cleared! Standard Size: 2.6” interior diameter - fits most women Large Size: 3.1" interior diameter
    $40.00
    $40.00
  • full circle necklace article 22
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    Peacebomb Full Circle Necklace

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    Bring the story full circle with our Virtuous Full Circle Necklace made from upcycled bombs collected in Laos. This elegant piece is both timeless and meaningful. Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB metal includes Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This necklace = 7 square meters cleared! Size: 1" Circle Charm, on adjustable gold 16"-17" chain.
    $112.00
    $112.00
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    Mantra Peacebomb Bracelet Light Blue

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    The Mantra Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap wired onto a silk cord. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: 25” PEACEBOMB Al metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord, finished with an adjustable Sterling Silver bead slide closure. Comes packaged on a card that says "PEACE IS A STATE OF BEING"
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    Mantra Peacebomb Bracelet Grey

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    The Mantra Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap wired onto a silk cord. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: 25” PEACEBOMB Al metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord, finished with an adjustable Sterling Silver bead slide closure. Comes packaged on a card that says "IT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE, IT'S WHO WE HAVE"
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    Mantra Peacebomb Bracelet Yellow

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    The Mantra Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap wired onto a silk cord. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: 25” PEACEBOMB Al metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord, finished with an adjustable Sterling Silver bead slide closure. Comes packaged on a card that says "IF YOU CANT FIND THE LIGHT, BE THE LIGHT"
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    Mantra Peacebomb Bracelet Red

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    The Mantra Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap wired onto a silk cord. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: 25” PEACEBOMB Al metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord, finished with an adjustable Sterling Silver bead slide closure. Comes packaged on a card that says "LOVE IS THE BOMB"
    $33.00
    $33.00
  • resolution wrap bracelet peacebomb
    article 22 mantra peacebomb bracelet
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    Resolution Peacebomb Bracelet Pink

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    The Resolution Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 33” silk tie up thread. Comes packaged on a card that says "What is your resolution? It's never to late, until it's too late."
    $24.00
    $24.00
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    Resolution Peacebomb Bracelet Grey

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    The Resolution Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 33” silk tie up thread. Comes packaged on a card that says "What is your resolution? It's never to late, until it's too late."
    $24.00
    $24.00
  • article 22 mantra peacebomb bracelet
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    Resolution Peacebomb Bracelet Green

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    The Resolution Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 33” silk tie up thread. Comes packaged on a card that says "What is your resolution? It's never to late, until it's too late."
    $24.00
    $24.00
  • Peacebomb Resolution Bracelet
    article 22 mantra peacebomb bracelet
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    Resolution Peacebomb Bracelet Blue

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    The Resolution Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 33” silk tie up thread.
    $24.00
    $24.00
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    Resolution Peacebomb Bracelet Red

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    The Resolution Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 33” silk tie up thread. Comes packaged on a card that says "What is your resolution? It's never to late, until it's too late."
    $24.00
    $24.00
  • article 22 mantra peacebomb bracelet
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    Resolution Peacebomb Bracelet Black

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    The Resolution Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 1 square meter cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 33” silk tie up thread. Comes packaged on a card that says "What is your resolution? It's never to late, until it's too late."
    $24.00
    $24.00
  • courage peacebomb bracelet
    courage peacebomb bracelet
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    Courage Peacebomb Bracelet Orange

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    The Courage Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. Courage takes many forms. Wear this bracelet to remind you of the strength and perseverance you cna find in yourself when you stand up with courage. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 2 square meters cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord. Finished with an adjustable sterling silver bead slide closure.
    $32.00
    $32.00
  • Courage Bracelet Blue
    Courage Bracelet Blue
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    Courage Peacebomb Bracelet Blue

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    The Courage Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. Courage takes many forms. Wear this bracelet to remind you of the strength and perseverance you cna find in yourself when you stand up with courage. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 2 square meters cleared! Size: .25” Peacebomb metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord. Finished with an adjustable sterling silver bead slide closure.
    $32.00
    $32.00
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    Peacebomb Coin Wrap Bracelet Stone

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    The Peacebomb Coin Wrap Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. The engraved coin says "Dropped + Made in Laos :: Peacebomb." This piece turns the destruction of war into something beautiful - a reminder that we can sow hope, not war. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 4 square meters cleared! Size: .75" coin on 46" lambskin leather cord with sterling silver lobster style closure. (Note: leather may naturally patina with wear). Comes in a gift bag with information card about the piece.
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    Peacebomb Coin Wrap Bracelet Pewter

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    The Peacebomb Coin Wrap Bracelet is cast from re-purposed military grade aluminum including Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. The engraved coin says "Dropped + Made in Laos :: Peacebomb." This piece turns the destruction of war into something beautiful - a reminder that we can sow hope, not war. As part of the "Buy Back the Bombs" movement, your purchase provides fair employment for artisans in Laos and also helps clear landmines so families can safely travel around and farm their land. This bracelet = 4 square meters cleared! Size: .75" coin on 46" lambskin leather cord with sterling silver lobster style closure. (Note: leather may naturally patina with wear). Comes in a gift bag with information card about the piece.
    $72.00
    $72.00

jewelry made from bombs

War in Laos

Between 1964 and 1973, against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the Secret War was waged in neutral Laos. To contain the spread of communism, American B-52s dropped an average of one bomb-load every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. 80 million failed to detonate.

Jewelry Made From Bombs

Made by melting and recasting the aluminum shrapnel into wood and ash molds. ARTICLE22 partners with the Mines Advisory Group in Laos so that with each piece of jewelry that is made, at least 3 square meters of bomb littered land is cleared. The jewelry turns negative to positive. A light in the darkness. Fair trade in action.

Laos has incredible biological diversity, many ethnic groups, and a thriving craft culture. In 1974, artisans in Xieng Khouang returned to their village to find exploded and unexploded bombs and a crashed jet plane. They began to melt the war scrap into spoons. In 2009, the ARTICLE22 team discovered the village and began to work with over a dozen artisan families to make Peacebomb jewelry. They earn at least 5 times the local hourly minimum wage. This allows them the income to provide education to their children, healthcare, books, and fuel; farming alone cannot sustain them.

bombs in laos

Artisans are agents of change: their craft makes the land a safe place for children to play and for farmers to grow more palm trees, rice, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

ARTICLE 22 also donates 10% on top of product orders to the Village Development Fund to benefit the entire community, from electricity in communal areas to micro-financing livestock investments. help support income generating activities and the creation of sustainable businesses so that the next generation can build upon the foundation set by their parents.

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