Antoine CHARTRES (1903-1968) Still Life with Pitchers and Fruit
Give someone the gift of LIFE this Valentine's Day and any day with the Akawelle necklace made from spent bullet casings. Sounds a bit strange to you? Trust us! This couldn€™t be a better symbol of love!The story starts in the refugee camps of Ghana where thousands of Liberians fled to during the civil war. Lovetta Conto was one of those refugees. Here she was approached by the Strongheart Fellowship Program and from that moment her dream of being a designer started looking more like a reality.Lovetta created the Akawelle necklace, meaning 'also known as LOVE'. It features two pendants, a leaf inscribed with the word LIFE, made from the bullet casings that litter the streets of Liberia, and a single bead which is the bottom of the bullet shell. This necklace represents the idea that there is the promise of life even through strife and hardship. Proceeds help to aid the Strongheart House where children from warring countries come for a chance at a better life.What could possibly be more romantic than giving someone a chance at a better life?Where to Buy - Strongheart FellowshipPrice - $100.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the 'Akawelle Necklace' to the Hive.
by Susan Yara
Here at Stylehive, we love a good deal, especially if it comes in the form of a necklace that we just can't get enough of. Case-in-point - this knotted chain and rhinestone necklace that costs less than $6. Yes, you read that correctly. It can be all yours for less than lunch will cost you. So while everyone else spends a small fortune on funky necklaces, you'll be sporting one that has three curbed chains mixed with a rhinestone strand, a knot in the middle (to give it some attitude) and an antique finish. It sounds fancy and looks it too. Throw it on with jeans or layer it with other shiny pieces to spruce up that LBD you plan to wear on New Year's Eve! Either way, you'll look smashing, dahling! Where to Buy - Forever21.comPrice - $5.80Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Knotted Chain and Rhinestone Necklace' to the Hive.