LOVEbomb - Made by PEACEmakers for PEACElovers
Natural faceted amazonite beaded platinum plated chain. This beautiful short necklace features delicate amazonite and a silver LOVEbomb disc.
The necklace carries a message of peace. It is hard to believe that the small disc was once a bomb dropped in Laos, now upcycled and hanging from this pretty turquoise and silver necklace. Truly a pendant that symbolises so much - endless love, endless beauty and endless resilience that comes from the Laotian people.
- Silver chain length 42cm
- LOVEbomb disc is 0.5cm dia
- 2mm amazonite beads
- Platinum plated chain
The LOVEbomb Story:
BEAUTY FROM UGLINESS AND A MESSAGE OF PEACE
From the heart of Laos, LOVEbomb jewellery is cast from melted bomb fragments, in wood and ash moulds.
Upcycled from safely sourced bomb scraps by artisans in Laos and made under Fair Trade conditions, each piece serves as a peaceful reminder of destruction, reconstruction and a hopeful future.
Each LOVEbomb product sold assists with safe land clearance and supports the artisans to provide for their families and village development.
LOVEbomb designer Sue works with Saoban, a Lao NGO (non government organisation) who are an active member of PADETC (Participatory Development Training Centre). PADETC is an indigenous, all-Lao organization committed to making a unique and distinctive contribution to the development of Laos. They integrate socially sustainable programs in education, agriculture, micro-finance, handicrafts and community leadership.
Together LOVEbomb and Saoban follow fair trade principles to ensure that the artisans receive a fair price for their products, and the benefits extend to the whole community.
The recycled aluminium used to make the LOVEbomb designs is sourced from airplane parts and bombs dropped throughout Laos during the Secret War in the 1960s. Beauty comes from the most unlikely places.
The gorgeous necklace has been fashioned from silver and aluminium that was formerly part of a bombshell dropped in Laos. The gift card enclosed in its box tells the story behind the jewellery making it the perfect gift for the socially conscious loved one in your life, particularly if they've travelled to, and fallen in love with the captivating country of Laos.
LOVEbomb Jewellery ships from Sydney