Akawelle Necklaces

Posted on June 30, 2010 Under Design

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Akawelle translates into “also known as love” and is a jewelry line that uses spent bullet casings from the Liberian civil war. The necklaces and bracelets are made by 17 year old Lovetta Conto who fled Liberia with her father during its deadly civil war. Proceeds from each necklace goes towards the Strongheart House, a safehouse in Robertsport, Liberia for young people who have been displaced (and also the same program that brought her to the US). Incredible, beautiful, inspiring. Hat tip, Greta.