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BRASS & BULLET JEWELLERY

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH DESIGN

Saomao’s first started using bullets to make jewellery with after visiting a village in Oudong where farmers were using old munitions to make cowbells. The NEUTRALISED MUNITIONS are transformed into meaningful pieces of  jewellery and fashion accessories to promote peace and expresses an ideology of transformation through overriding the negative and destructive actions of the past….. A positive statement of a country moving forward

In 1969, the United States began a four year long carpet-bombing campaign in Cambodia where more than 2.7 million tons of bombs were dropped on the country, about 30 per cent of the country’s population was internally displaced, as many as 500,000 people died as a direct result of the bombings and hundreds of thousands more died from the effects of displacement, disease or starvation. After their victory in 1975, the Khmer Rouge oversaw a period in which another two million Cambodians died from execution, hunger and forced labour.

 
 
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Large Collar

Hand punched bronze ahw style collar amd from brass and made by traditional methods. The piece takes 3 days to make the pattern from individual punches, includes satin blue bow.
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Apsara Collar

Hand patterned Cambodian collar, this piece takes 3 days to make the pattern from individual punches.
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Apsara collar

This authentic hand crafted brass-collar is made using traditional methods, the brass is rolled heated and beaten and then the motif design is made up using individual chisel punches, Quality satin black bow finish.
*Colors may slighly vary from photos because of different color settings of computer and smart phone screens.
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Japanese cherry blossom pendant

Hand crafted cherry tree filagree pendant, this is one of our  a really popular piece and an excellent choice for all ages.
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Tribal Square Drop Earrings

These tribal drop square earrings are hand crafted and the pattern is hand punched with minute chissels. Material -recycled brass.
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Bronze age ring

Authentic hand crafted brass bronze age style ring is made using traditional methods, the brass is rolled heated and beaten and then the motif design is made up using individual chisel punches.
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Circular Drop Earrings

Tribal circular drop earrings, hand punched with a unique pattern stamp, made from recyled brass
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Apsara earrings

The Apsara earrings are hand sawed brass and the pattern is taken from the motive of a jasmine flower worn by the classical dancers in South east Asia, the ear hooks are made from sterling with green agate beads.    
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Eucalyptus leaf

These small brass, hand crafted double leaf drop earrings, are hand sawed and each hole is patiently drilled by hand and the ear hooks are made from sterling silver.
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Bodi leaf earrings

The Bodi leaf earrings are one of our most popular items, hundreds of small holes are patiently hand drilled through the brass leaf, so although the leaf is life size it is not heavy.
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Apsara collar with drop

This authentic hand crafted brass-collar is made using...
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 “TRANSFORMING WEAPONS OF WAR INTO PEACE PRODUCTS “