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Bullets to Beads — Seed + Barrel Bracelet


Three strands of beads turn into 6 strands of seed beads to give the center of this bracelet a delicate elegance. Which is why this 7.5" bracelet with bead and loop clasp stacks so well with your existing jewelry and multiple Seed + Barrels. Like all jewelry in this collection, It's made from bullet casings collected from former conflict areas in Africa and then remade into beads by women who have overcome modern day slavery, and those at risk of exploitation.

The Seed + Barrel bracelet is solidly made and is available in both gold or silver tones. Whether you're looking to match and elegant blouse or you want to dress up a t-shirt,  it goes. Because it is two-toned you can wear it with gold and/or silver accessories. Wear it knowing your dollars support your sisters.  

Each piece of Ethic Goods jewelry we sell, is handcrafted by the woman it helps employ. By buying this jewelry, you are truly shopping with purpose, and by wearing this jewelry, you become a meaningful part of her story, and give freedom to women around the world. 

Browse other necklaces and bracelets in our Ethic Goods Bullets to Beads Collection.



  • Helps vulnerable, exploited women in Ethiopia 
  • Repurposes bullet casings (a powerful form of reuse)
  • DC designers work with artisans in Ethiopia to create and craft
  • High quality crafts(wo)manship
  • Complements all styles, from classic to contemporary
  • Pairs with gold and silver

Made from bullet casings that have been collected from former conflict areas of east Africa.

Contains copper, brass, nickel, aluminum, silver, and hope.

Ethic Goods is based in Washington, DC. We work with our artisans to design each line, and while we are designers by trade, our real mission is to use what we love (FASHION!) to help women across the globe heal, step into their potential, and leave a great legacy for their kids. We believe in solving problems creatively, living with purpose, and loving big. Our artisans inspire us to live a beautiful life, regardless of what’s happened. Their courageous, adventurous and resilient spirits are in each piece.

Ethic Goods started in 2011 when founder Maegan Hawley noticed a problem in her closet. After accumulating all sorts of accessories while traveling, they sat on the shelf unused when she returned home. Most of the items came from social-impact organizations with the mission of empowering women. While each piece was special and represented a powerful story, the style didn’t quite fit her day-to-day life in Washington, DC. An unworn piece meant an untold story.

“On Valentines Day, 2011 I visited the jewelry shop of an anti-trafficking organization in Thailand and shopped ‘till I dropped. You should have seen my suitcase! Later that evening I went to a red light district in the hopes of connecting with some of the girls working at the bars. I literally had to purchase time to talk with a woman working there. Sitting across the table from her, she shared where she was from, how old her kids were. Normal stuff, but it really impacted me. I realized small shops like the one I visited hours before provided the best and healthiest economic opportunity for women at risk. All they needed was opportunity.  -Maegan

Ethic Goods provides economic empowerment for women rescued from human trafficking, and those at risk of exploitation. We work primarily in South East Asia, and partner with non-profits that provide holistic care (counseling, education, and health care), focus on strengthening the family unit, and  have demonstrated a community centered approach. They also believe business has a role to play in empowering the women they work with, which is where we come in. By coming alongside these magnificent ladies to develop their business skills, they have the opportunity to provide for their families and set their children on a new, hope-filled path.