Empowering Women to Design Their Own Bright Futures.

Jewelry

Our unique fine jewelry is handmade by survivors of human trafficking and other human rights abuses at our Jewelry Centers in India, Nepal, and Thailand. Designers and jewelers from all over the world have designed necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for Made By Survivors. 

Our handmade fashion jewelry includes the elegant beauty of sterling silver displaying messages of freedom and hope, the bold colors of nature in our stone and pearl collections, and eco-friendly pieces using recycled and sustainable materials.   Womens empowerment and sustainable fair trade with fashion and style!

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  1. Handmade Bright Future Brass Hoop earrings

    Bright Future Brass Hoop earrings

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    Light and exuberant, these 2" long brass earrings are a new take on the classic hoop earring! These delicate fair trade earrings are hand-cut, hammer-textured, and mounted on sterling silver ear wires by survivors at the MBS Jewelry centers in Calcutta and Mumbai. Designed by Dianna Badalament.

    • Brass earrings on sterling silver earring wires
    • Handcrafted in India
    • 2" long, exclusive of ear wire
    • Ethical and sustainable

    Becky Bavinger, who sBoys growing up in Calcutta red light areapent three years living in India,helping to launch Made By Survivors' projects, including school sponsorship programs and the Destiny center, tells this incredible story about a nighttime visit to a project in a Calcutta red light area: "As it got darker, the older boys at the center told me that I should get going or I may have some problems walking to the bus stop. To get to the main road I have to walk through 3 long lanes of brothels, and the men in this area are violent and often drunk. One time I was even asked "how much?" So these boys offered to be my bodyguard and walk me to the bus stop. Five of these boys surrounded me, one holding my hand on each side, two in front leading the way, and one behind me. As we walked, many of the men made comments that I thankfully didn't understand and these boys just kept their eyes straight ahead, occasionally pausing to tell the men to show some respect. We got to the bus stop and they waited with me until my bus came. They even instructed the driver where to drop me off and to not overcharge me. On my way home I thought about how different these boys are from the ones they were protecting me from. I hope their background, and their exposure to women's suffering, will make them advocates for change instead of falling into the cycle of abuse. But I do have hope for them, and they have hope for their community. One of the more mature boys had assured me, "Becky di, we'll find you a good husband who will treat you like a queen."   We dedicate these Bright Futures earrings to Becky's bodyguards, and to all boys who care about the rights of girls and women.

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  2. Brass Rupee Earrings

    Brass Rupee Earrings

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    New! Four dainty, brass hammered discs, arranged into a diamond shape with handmade jump rings, distinguish this beautiful, modern design by Dianna Badalament. 

    • Brass disc earrings
    • Sterling Silver earring wires
    • .75" tall, exclusive of ear wires
    • Made in India
    • Ethical and sustainable

    The survivors came Survivors hanging out with friendsup with the name 'Rupee earrings' for this design because "Everyone can use a few more rupees!"  Working in our jewelry programs has provided many survivors with the income they need to move out of shelters and live independently for the first time in their lives.  As Rani describes her new life  'Now that I earn my own living, my brothers and father no longer tell me what to do.   I decide when to work, when to go out, when to watch a movie or when to do housework'.  Watching movies and doing housework may not seem like monumental decisions to us, but for survivors of slavery or severe domestic violence, these simple choices are a gift which they never take for granted.

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  3. Moonga Bracelet

    Moonga Bracelet

    $16.00

    Brilliant red-orange beads interwoven with carved wood beads in an array of natural colors make up this elastic bracelet, made by survivors at Princess Home in Kathmandu Nepal. Learn More
  4. Sangeet Earrings

    Sangeet Earrings

    $16.00

    Casual and natural wood bead earrings with turquoise accent bead, on sterling silver ear wires, made to match our Sangeet bracelet and necklace. Made by Survivors at Princess Home, Nepal. Learn More
  5. Cloud Bracelet

    Cloud Bracelet

    $18.00

    Versatile neutral-toned bracelet features white crackle bead from Tibet, accented with natural wood and stone, on elastic cord. Made by Survivors at Princess Home in Kathmandu. Learn More
  6. Himalayan Sunrise Bracelet

    Himalayan Sunrise Bracelet

    $16.00

    Faceted red/orange beads evoke the colors of a Himalayan sunrise, accented with wood beads and strung on adjustable braided cord. Made by Survivors at Princess Home Nepal Learn More
  7. Turquoise and Wood Bead Earrings

    Turquoise and Wood Bead Earrings

    $16.00

    Sweet and simple turquoise crackle bead earrings on sterling silver ear wires, accented by natural wood beads from Tibetan. Made by Survivors at Princess Home in Nepal. Learn More
  8. Turquoise and Wood Bead Bracelet

    Turquoise and Wood Bead Bracelet

    $16.00

    Stretch bracelet for guys or gals features turquoise and handmade wooden beads, geometrically cut brown glass beads and white crackle bead, for a diverse charm. Elastic cord, one size fits all. Made by Survivors at Princess Home, Nepal. Learn More
  9. Green Wild Flower earrings

    Green Wild Flower earrings

    $18.00

    Elegant dark green lamp-worked beads wrapped in a stripe of metallic gold, on sterling silver ear wires. Made by survivors at Princess Home in Kathmandu Nepal. Learn More
  10. Cave Art Bracelet

    Cave Art Bracelet

    $16.00

    Bright green glass beads, bias carved wood beads, and sand-colored beads, hand painted with images reminiscent of cave art, grace this double-strand elastic bracelet, made by survivors at Princess Home in Kathmandu, from handmade Tibetan beads which are a means of livelihood for nomadic Tibetans. Learn More
  11. White Mystique Earrings

    White Mystique Earrings

    $16.00

    Soft white earrings to match any outfit, white stone crackle beads and hand-carved stone beads on sterling silver wires. Handmade in Nepal with beads from Tibet, providing a livelihood both to Nepali survivors and to Nomadic Tibetans. Learn More
  12. White Mystique Bracelet

    White Mystique Bracelet

    $16.00

    This intriguing bracelet includes diamond shape white wooden beads, white crackle beads and natural wood beads on elastic cord.   Made by Survivors at Princess Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. Learn More
  13. Harmony Bracelet

    Harmony Bracelet

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    In the spirit of freedom and harmony, the chrysacolla stones of this bracelet promise balance in your life as well as your wardrobe. This delightful piece is terrific on its own or paired with our Harmony Necklace or Earrings. Strung on waxed black cord with sterling silver clasp and silver spiral charm.

    • Chrysacolla and sterling silver bracelet
    • 7.5" on waxed cord with sterling silver hook and eye clasp
    • Made in Thailand
    • Ethical and sustainable
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  14. Red Recycled Barrel Bead Necklace

    Red Recycled Barrel Bead Necklace

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Special Price: $18.00

    This new necklace from Fiji is really cool! The lightweight, colorful beads are each one of a kind. They have been made by rolling strips of recycled magazines into tight barrel shapes, then dipping them in glue. Beads vary in color and graphic depending on the magazines found by the artisans. Adjustable string closure from 20" to 32" . Made at Homes of Hope, Fiji.

    • Recycled paper earrings
    • Made in Fiji
    • Eco-conscious and fair trade
    • Silver plated earring wires

    We usually hear about Fiji as a tourist destination and tropical paradise. Unfortunately, human trafficking and poverty are also serious problems there, especially in the inland areas.  The women who make this necklace are survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and grinding poverty.  Thankfully they have now found a safe haven at Homes of Hope.  They have a great concern for the environment and for preserving the unique natural beauty of their country, which is why all their jewelry is made from renewable resources, such as recycled paper, or clay that they dig themselves from local beaches, and fire in simple kilns.

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  15. Black Tribal Earrings

    Black Tribal Earrings

    $16.00

    Our most popular beaded earrings from the Princess Project, a shelter in Kathmandu's tourist district for street girls and rescued survivors. Black and white handpainted wooden tribal beads and rich black stones are strung on sterling silver ear wires.

    • Wood and stone tribal design earrings, 2" long (exclusive of ear wires)
    • Made in Nepal
    • Ethical and sustainable
    • Sterling silver ear wires
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  16. Handmade Beaded Cuff Bracelet

    Beaded Cuff Bracelet

    $16.00

    NEW DESIGNS for our classic and glittering beaded cuff bracelet, 7.5", with wood bead and loop closure. Made by survivors at Maiti Nepal, whose founder Anuradha Koirala was honored as 2010 CNN Hero of the year! Learn More
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