Jewelry Inspired by Life's Necessities
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Don't you wish there could be a fairer share of the world's food resources? Some people have too much to eat and many more don't have enough.

Designer Kali Arulpragasam took molds of staple grains such as rice, beans, sweet corn, nuts, black bean, lentils, chick peas, wheat and edible seeds to cast them into solid silver beads, some of which are plated with gold. The designs range from bold Egyptian style collars to delicate pendant pieces.

The jewelry collection, appropriately called HUNGER was designed specifically to raise awareness of the current world food crisis. Rising grain prices combined with the credit crunch problems mean that many poor people will no longer be able to afford to buy food. Part of the profits from the jewelry sales will go to Oxfam International which originally approached the designer about a collaborative project. The entire collection can be viewed here as a pdf file. For sales contact

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