Sterling Silver Peace Bomb Cufflinks

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Elizabeth Suda

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High Impact Fashion

These cufflinks are not only a heat-seeking fashion statement, they are also helping to trigger positive change in the world. Carefully loaded into sterling silver cufflink hardware is a pair of tiny bombs, each crafted in Laos from reclaimed scrap aluminum.

The Laotian tradition of working with scrap metals began in the 1960s as the United States conducted an extended bombing campaign in their effort to contain Communism in South Asia. An estimated 250 million American bombs were dropped in the region over a 9-year period. Attempting to restore order in their lives, the Laotian people began gathering the discarded metal from mortar and flare launchers, spent ammunition magazines and more, and recast them into spoons and other domestic tools.

Now, the creation of these cufflinks not only provides you with a dramatic accessory, but also continues to perpetuate clearing waste metals from Laos, while providing local crafts people with a sustainable income. Enclosed in a drawstring pouch with a card explaining the metal's history. Bomb charm made in Laos; assembled in New York, NY.

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Made in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Elizabeth Suda

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Elizabeth Suda

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New York

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
Made from
aluminum, sterling silver
Measurements
.75" L x .75" W
Item ID
21597

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