Silver Plated Colorful Bracelet - Handmade in Kenya
This stunning silverplated wire bracelet accented with beads is a path out of poverty for the young men and women in the Kibera slums of Nairobi Kenya who make the bracelet by hand. Comprised of nine wires with the center wire strung with beads, each bracelet is unique as the artisan selects from opaque glass, clear glass, and metal Giriama spacer beads used to accent traditional Kenyan jewelry.
- Hook and eye closure with three ring extension chain
- The nine wires are woven together at the ends adding a subtle finish to the piece
- Artisans are members of Zakale, a fair trade project that trains young people in the art of jewelry making
About the Artisan
Working with Jedando Modern Handicrafts the young men and women of Zakale Jewelry produce handmade fair trade fashion jewelry using the skills of wire work and electroplating. The project first started as a garbage collection project in the slums of Nairobi. Recycling remains very close to the heart of the project and much of the material used is reclaimed or recycled, including the cord found inside of tires, which is used to string beads.