Tick. Tick. Boom.

I don't tend to wear bracelets.  Thing is, I have very little paws and throwing a bracelet on my wrist tends to make them look even more like puppet hands.  Unsurprisingly, that is something I try to avoid.  But when I was gifted a beautiful rose-gold Michael Kors watch for Christmas, it turns out, if I go for more of a bangle situation, things are starting to look up! First step was when I stumbled across an amazing 'Daily Break' from Lucky Magazine, one of the best places out there for great deals and a bit of fashion and design inspiration.  Totally worth the money at full-price (though for 24 hours thanks to Lucky, I was able to get them for half), I purchased two incredible arrow bracelets from ShopDesignSpark.  One in silver and one in rose-gold.  Love them, love them, love them.

With Refinery29 as my 'trend bible' of sorts, I was very excited the other day to read a piece about some incredible bracelets that, hey ho, seem to carry on my arrow theme.  Who knew I was so obsessed.  But beyond the aesthetics of these unique bracelets, there comes an even more unique story.  PeaceBOMB is a collaboration with Article22 that not only works to bring awareness of the violence and war in the country of Laos but also to support local artisans through support of history and art.  These bracelets are made of metal scraps from the bombs dropped and left on the land across the country.  Not one to be particularly political, especially when it comes to fashion, I have such admiration of this project and it's products.

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My favorite are the engraved bracelets which are decorated not just with the aforementioned arrows, but also with an inscription telling you where the particular bomb you are wearing was dropped and made into your personal piece of art.  These dainty bracelets are beautiful but also more powerful than any of us may ever know.