Tin Can 'Red #2' Tube Earrings (Zimbabwe)
 

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Tin Can 'Red #2' Tube Earrings (Zimbabwe)

Overall Rating Rating 4.3  |  17 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 11968573
  • Add a unique piece to any outfit with tin can earrings
  • Jewelry is crafted of pieces cut from drink cans rolled into tubes
  • Earrings hang from shepherd's hook back findings
  • ...more

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    Product Features:
    • Add a unique piece to any outfit with tin can earrings
    • Jewelry is crafted of pieces cut from drink cans rolled into tubes
    • Earrings hang from shepherd's hook back findings
    • Tubes measures 2 inches long
    • Jewelry is crafted of pieces cut from recycled soda cans and rolled into tubes
    Story Behind the Art:

    In 2002, as Zimbabwe refugees in South Africa, Gugulethu Mapuranga, his family and friends created the micro-enterprise of GuguCrafters. Realizing that the craft sector in South Africa could provide a much-needed sustainable income, the artisans honed their skills and designed unique jewelry items from tin cans and beads.

    While hoping they had found safe haven from the political turmoil and economic collapse in Zimbabwe, the group found itself in 2008 the victim of xenophobic attacks, with their small workshop looted. After two months, the group was able to purchase new tools and materials with fair trade customers advances and begin again making unusual jewelry pieces from their homes in Cape Town.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

    Imported


    Ships Carbon Neutral*
Dimensions:
2"
Materials:
recycled tin can
Model No:
GUG: SJTCE01-2-225011
Brand: Global Crafts

Features

  • Color
    Red
  • Material
    Beads
  • Type
    Other
  • Stone
    No Stone
  • Worldstock Country
    Zimbabwe
  • Product Features
    Eco-Friendly, Handmade
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  • Disappointed

    The earings I received are scratched and do not say coke or coca cola. Only the "C" for coke is visible and "please recycle". The tin is also dented on one earing. It would be hard to tell they are coke earings. I was so looking forward based on the reviews. I also ordered another pair of earings and a necklace form Kenya which were of great quality. I will order from World Stock again because I have received some exquisite jewelry in the past and also because of the people the purchase serves. I hope they take this as constructive criticism to improve on the quality.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • How is the quality of the product? Poor
  • Love it!

    All my friends love these. They are very unique and add a lot of personality to any outfit. They aren't to big or to heavy and I think they are great!

  • modest yet unique

    Just received them in the mail yesterday- secure while minimal packaging. I was concerned that these earrings would be large and awkward but they are actually very reasonable- a little over an inch in length. Seeing as these are made from printed aluminum cans, I expect that the paint will chip with time, but I believe that these will have a nifty recycled look for quite some time. They are now one of my favorite pairs of earrings.

  • Love my earrings

    I received these as a gift. I love that they are recycled and they still look cool.

  • recycled earrings

    I purchased 2 pairs of these earrings - one orange (Fanta can maybe) and the other red (Coke can) - for my nieces. The earrings are darling and I know they will love them!

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  • Cute

    These are great with jeans and very comfortable to wear. I would recommend these to family and friends!

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    patq from Everett, WA, Feb 13, 2014

  • Neat earrings with a cause

    These are very cool earrings and the fact that they are manufactured by local folks to supplement their income is a real bonus.

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    cslorax from College Staiton,Texas, Jan 11, 2013

  • great earrings

    very pretty, fun and well made. delivered on time, well packaged with details about the fair trade program.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. very nicely done!
    • How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
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    ornewbe from Oregon, Jan 2, 2013

  • Lightweight and playful

    These are delightful earrings in that they are funky, playful, and a clever use of old aluminum cans.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes, exactly
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of these earrings is excellent.
    • How accurate was the sizing? The sizing is accurate.
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    beanbagcomehome from annapolis, Maryland, Dec 30, 2012

  • Looks better on the internet

    I was very disappointed with this purchase. Although the earnings look very cool on the site, I was surprised by how cheap they were when I opened the box. I definitely do not suggest purchasing them.. There are better things to spend money on!

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It looks like an after school project
    • How accurate was the sizing? Smaller than expected
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    aaapril from Tivoli, New York, Jul 11, 2012

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