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by Elizabeth Suda $90.00
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Loving Spoonful

When you're with someone you love, the whole world just seems like a better place. These playful pairs of unisex bracelets are not only a fun way to celebrate your perfect partnership, but they actually do make the world a little better. Each "coin" charm is hand cast in Laos from reclaimed scrap aluminum. They're illustrated and labeled with either "big spoon" or "little spoon", suggesting the closeness of two spoons nestled in a drawer. The charms are laced onto a long, waxed cord that you secure in place by wrapping it around your wrist several times.

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 bracelets not only provides you with a unique, romantic accessory, but also continues to clear waste metals from Laos, while providing local crafts people with a sustainable income. Comes 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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Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
21598
Made from
aluminum, waxed cotton
Measurements
approx. 1" coin diameter
  • the maker

Elizabeth Suda

When her suitcases are unpacked, Elizabeth, a New York native, is at home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She may otherwise be found busing through the emerald passes of the Annamite Mountains or strolling along the banks of the Seine. Traveling has been key to her conceptualization of ARTICLE 22 and design process. After nearly two years in the Merchandising Department at Coach, Inc., Elizabeth became curious about how and by whom the goods we consume are made. She ventured to the other side of the world and found a home in SE Asia where she worked, and witnessed the intersection of sustainable economic development and globalization. She consulted for Helvetas, a Swiss NGO, on the income generating potential of handcrafts for the Rural Income through Sustainable Development Project, RISE, worked with a social business that supports women who hand weave textiles from naturally dyed yarns, and designed four clothing collections made from these eco-friendly fabrics, which were presented at Laos's equivalent of fashion week. Recognizing that market linkage and design are major constraints on artisans, she founded ARTICLE 22 to create a traceable link between producers in the east and consumers in the west as well as to share the many stories about the women behind the fabric.Elizabeth studied History and Art History at Williams College and Oxford University. collection

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ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (18)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Easy to put on (11)
  • High quality (9)
  • Holds shape (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to put on (7)
  • Loses shape easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (19)
  • Casual wear (16)
  • Dates / night out (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (13), Practical (13), Career (12), Modern (11), Classic style (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Husband (6), Wife (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s day (9), Anniversary (6), Other (4), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Love them, bought for my daughter and I, not a couple

By 

from Mohegan Lake, NY

About Me Career

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Put On

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

    I know this product is intended for a couple however I purchased it because my daughter, who recently graduated from college and works in the maritime industry and often out to sea for months at a time and I wear it....I am the big spoon and she the little spoon...she wears it on her ankle and I on my wrist.....we are very close and it is a symbol of our bond even when we are apart.
    I suppose that is corny but......you could advertise that it is not ONLY for couples...you might sell more! :)
    thank you

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Very cute

    By 

    from Pittsburgh pa

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Difficult To Put On

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday

    Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

    Yes very cute my hubby calls me little spoon and he's my big spoon so it was a perfect gift. My only complain is that it's difficult to put on. For the price I paid it should have a easier clip than tying. Also a bit overpriced.

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

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    5.0

    Exactly what we wanted

    By 

    from Bloomington, IL

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On
    • High Quality
    • Holds Shape
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday

      Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

      My wife and I love these bracelets! They are perfect. We were them every day.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I love these bracelets

      By 

      from Tupelo, MS

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On
      • High Quality
      • Stylish
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Loses Shape Easily

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday
      • Formal Occasions
      • Night Out
      • Very versatile

      Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

      I wear my bracelet all the time. To work, to school, to sleep. All the time. It's a unique talking piece and almost no one else has this kind of jewelry. My boyfriend is currently in Basic Training and I will be giving him his bracelet at his graduation. Both of us can wear nearly identical pieces without being girly/manly. This holds a personal significance for us since we nicknamed each other the Big and Little Spoon in our relationship. The ONLY problem that I've had with it is that I have tiny wrists and often have extra room on the bracelet and the charm will kind of pull away from me just because of gravity. However, that's my tiny wrists, not the product itself. 10/10 would recommend

      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from Longview, Tx

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday

        Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

        I love the bracelet, it was a perfect gift. My only wish is that it had some sort of clasp to attach it together instead of tying. Otherwise its perfect!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I absolutely loved these!

        By 

        from Gladwewater, TX

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Put On
        • High Quality
        • Holds Shape
        • Looks Amazing
        • Stylish
        • Very Comfortable

        Cons

        • Charm Turns Upside Down

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday
        • Night Out

        Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

        I wear my bracelet everyday, to work and to go out. I absolutely love the quality and workmanship.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Not worth the price

        By 

        from Bellingham, wa

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Cheap Looking
        • Difficult To Put On
        • Lacks Luster

        Best Uses

          Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

          FOr the price i paid it looked cheap and was extremely difficult for you to put on yourself, definitely wouldn't buy this product again or suggest anyone else you can make them for less then half the cost

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great gift for couples!

          By 

          from Sarasota, FL

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Put On
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Everyday

            Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

            Very unique gift! Great story and meaning behind the necklace/bracelet in showing the closeness of a couple. Worked out great because we are both in culinary industry too.

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So Adorable!

            By 

            from Ohio

            About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On
            • High Quality
            • Holds Shape

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Everyday
              • Formal Occasions
              • Night Out

              Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

              I bought these for my boyfriend and I to wear since he calls me Little Spoon and he's my Big Spoon. We both wear them 24/7. It made the perfect gift for our first Valentine's Day together.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Valentine’s Day

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              LOVE THESE BRACELETS!

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Holds Shape
              • Stunning
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Difficult To Put On
              • Lacks Luster

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Everyday

              Comments about ENGRAVED COIN WRAP BRACELETS SET OF TWO:

              Got this for my boyfriend who I reconnected with after 11 years. We dated that long ago and then started it up again and we both absolutely love these bracelets!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Shipped super fast and in great condition! Very satisfied!

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

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