Lovella Conto's 'Akawelle' jewelry line is designed with peace in mind and the old casings of bullets to promote peace. Conto is only 17 years old, and grew up in a refugee camp in Ghana. She was only 18 months old when her family fled Liberia's civil war.
Lovella Conto's 'Akawelle' uses actual bullets that were fired during Liberia's civil war, and not only are they powerful pieces of art, but also beautiful jewelry. Akwawelle translates into "love," which is exactly what her jewelry line is trying to promote. She is one inspiring 17-year-old.
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Lovella Conto's 'Akawelle' Jewelry Line Wants Peace, Not War
By: Allison Love - Published: Jul 2, 2010 • References: akawelle