Courage Bracelet

Wear a reminder to stay strong with this handmade bracelet made from Vietnam War era plane parts and bombs.
created by

Elizabeth Suda

$30.00

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Elizabeth Suda

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This handmade bracelet by Elizabeth Suda offers a simple reminder to stay strong. No stranger to strife and challenges themselves, the sterling silver and aluminum elements of this bracelet are made from what used to be Vietnam War–era plane parts and bombs. The scrap metal was fairly traded and honed into delicate jewelry, clearing Laos farmland of war debris and serving as inspiration in the process. Borrowing from the tradition of tying a reminder string around your finger, this bracelet encourages the wearer to reach their goals and make their own paths. Handmade in Laos and finished in Brooklyn, New York.

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Elizabeth Suda

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“Jewelry has personal significance. We see [ours] as having that significance. It is a piece of history. It's a symbol of people turning something bad into something good.”

Elizabeth Suda originally traveled to Laos to research the country’s colorful textiles. But once there, another local craft caught her attention instead: spoons made by Lao artisans, using scrap metal salvaged from some 270 million bombs that were dropped on the country during the Vietnam War. Believing there was a broader market opportunity to be explored, Elizabeth challenged local artisans to expand beyond kitchen utensils and use the bomb metal to make jewelry instead.

“Jewelry has a personal significance–from an engagement ring to a men’s watch that might be a gift for graduation,” Elizabeth says. “We see [our] jewelry as having that significance. It is a piece of history. It’s a symbol of people turning something bad into something good.”

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
sterling silver, upcycled aluminum metal
Measurements
Silk cord: 3.18" dia; Charm: 0.2" L; One size fits all adjustable
Item ID
27316

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