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

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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.


Ships Carbon Neutral*


Material Beads
Type Other
Worldstock Country Zimbabwe
Color Red
Product Features Eco-Friendly Handmade
Dimensions 2"
Materials recycled tin can
Model Number GUG: SJTCE01-2-225011

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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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  • 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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  • great earrings

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

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  • Lightweight and playful

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

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  • 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!

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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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Love my earrings

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

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  • 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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