Tin Can Tube Earrings (Zimbabwe)
 

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Tin Can Tube Earrings (Zimbabwe)

Overall Rating Rating 4.4  |  22 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 11968574
  • 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 hooks
  • ...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
    • Shepherd's hook back findings
    • Tubes measure 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 cans
Model No:
GUG: SJTCE01-1-225010
Brand: Global Crafts

Features

  • Color
    Orange, Purple
  • Style
    Beaded
  • Material
    Beads
  • Type
    Other
  • Stone
    No Stone
  • Worldstock Country
    Zimbabwe
  • Product Features
    Eco-Friendly, Handmade
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  • Cute

    These are great to wear with jeans & casual clothes. Who knew you could make jewelry out of soda cans!

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Very cool earrings

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

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
    • How accurate was the sizing? right on point
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    cslorax from College Staiton,Texas, Jan 11, 2013

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  • Unusual and lightweight earrings.

    These earrings are playful, and best of all lightweight. I bought these for my daughter who does not like heavy earrings. I got them in red, and they go really well with jeans. Recycling aluminum into funky earrings is a great idea,

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes, exactly
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. These earrings are playful and unusual, and not intended as "fine " jewelry. The quality is excellent.
    • How accurate was the sizing? The sizing is true to the description.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • A great gift for a friend

    Bought these for a friend who enjoys weird/homemade jewelry. Black and white - so they go with everything.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? perfect
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. very fragile - but considering what they are made of, it makes sense. Just be gentle.
    • How accurate was the sizing? N/A
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Cheap, tacky stuff!

    Returned, very disappointed. Looked kind of fun/cute in image. Don't waste your time or money! it costs as much as the item to return it. RIP OFF!!

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. terrible, very cheaply made and tacky looking
    • How accurate was the sizing? not applicable
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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