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

Elizabeth Suda created by

Elizabeth Suda

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Be Brave

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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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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3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

Courage Bracelet

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from Milton, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Courage Bracelet:

This was a gift to our daughter for her Birthday and she was thrilled! It was/is one of her most favorite gifts.

It is a bit thin and I'm not sure how long it will last as she hasn't taken it off in weeks - and will be swimming with it on all summer! But in either case she loves it as it's delicate and it is very unique.

For us it was a good purchase and our daughter is happy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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2.0

Great idea but very small

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from Chicago, Illinois

About Me Stylish

Pros

    Cons

    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Courage Bracelet:

    The meaning behind it is great, but the bracelet is very, very thin and delicate. Almost looks like a piece of string with a very tiny metal piece. I think it will break easily and certainly won't work for a teen girl or boy. I don't think it was worth the price.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery and packages nicely

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    4.0

    Great gift!

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    from Virginia

    About Me Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Courage Bracelet:

      Recipient was teen girl and she loves it! Who couldn't use a reminder to be brave in this world? The bracelet was presented well and looked beautifully understated.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      2.0

      This item should come with the information from Article 22

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      from franklin, va

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • cheap
      • Need Information
      • Not What I Was Expecting
      • Poor Workmanship

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about UncommonGoods Courage Bracelet:

      Could have information about where it was made and why.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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