In Your Body is a Good Place to Be Necklace by Article 22
No matter what, Beatrix Ost reminds us that “In your body is a good place to be” because we only have one. Beatrix has been an ARTICLE22 collaborator ever since she was gifted one our villages very first spoon made from War Metal. A true Renaissance Woman, she is an artist, designer, author,and filmmaker.
DESCRIPTION + SIZING
3.9cm Peacebomb Bar Tag
18" Sterling Silver Chain (16" adjustable)
Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch
Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap.
East meets West. Each PEACEBOMB Al piece is authentically handcrafted in Laos and finished in Vientiane or New York.
PEACEBOMB Al does not have to be removed in water. Metal does not tarnish and has been tested to determine that it is NICKEL FREE.
With wear, each PEACEBOMB Al piece becomes uniquely yours and will acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
Each ARTICLE22 piece is a modern heirloom – an actual piece of history redesigned with intention – that inspires action toward our future, individually and collectively
Inspired by a trip to Laos and learning about the Secret War, Elizabeth Suda, the founder of Article 22, was intrigued when she came across artisans who were melting US bomb metal to make spoons. After discovering that Laos still had 80 million undetonated bombs, Elizabeth had the idea to start a hand-crafted jewelry line that would transform old war shrapnel into modern jewelry. By purchasing Article 22 jewelry, you help clear land, pay artisan families at least five-fold of local minimum wage, and 10% of proceeds are donated to aid village development.
Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and further de-mining efforts.
Your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos.
Clears 5m2 of Laotian landscape