Silk Mantra Bracelet by Article 22
Made with everyone in mind, each piece is a modern heirloom - an actual piece of history re-designed with intention - that inspires action towards our future, individually and collectively.
Finished with an adjustable sterling silver bead slide closure.
Available in multiple colors and mantras
.25” PEACEBOMB Al metal bead on a 12” heavy silk cord.
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. Bangles can be worn constantly. Metal does not tarnish. With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and may acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
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.
Courage takes many forms. Have the strength to venture, persevere and withstand.
Made with everyone in mind, finished with an adjustable sterling silver bead slide closure.
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.
$30 clears 2m2 of Laotian landscape.