New Jewelry, Made From Old Weapons
We’ve all had that moment: the one where we're in the middle of getting dressed, but the outfit is just missing something—something trendy and eye-catching that pulls everything together. Thanks to Raven & Lily, you can take it to the next level by adding a piece of beautiful, unique, and guilt-free jewelry! When wearing these products, you’ll never have to work too hard to elicit those “wows” again.
Co-founders Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Hirokawa Lin created Raven & Lily as a way to combine their love for design with their desire to support those less fortunate. Through partnerships with women around the world, this company provides employment, income, and the freedom of creativity for women in Ethiopia. The income for these women then goes to health care and education for them and their families. You can read testimonials from the artisans here.
The recently launched Ethipoia Collection is made from artillery shells found at old war sites that are melted into exquisite beads. This melting process is done through traditions that have been passed from generation to generation of village artisans. Once it is complete, the beads are shipped to Entoto Mountain in Ethipoia, where women suffering from HIV/AIDS use them to create the gorgeous jewelry that is available for purchase at Raven & Lily.
The Desta Antique Dangle Necklace is a part of the Africa collection, and is modeled after anantique Ethiopian pendant. Dress it down with something simple, like jeans and a t-shirt, or wear it for a nicer occasion with a black dress and heels. The piece gives off a great boho-chic vibe, making it the perfect accent for your summer uniform.
Raven & Lily products are available online at www.ravenandlily.com, with prices ranging from $12-$86.