PURPLE BUDDHA PROJECT

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HOW WE MAKE JEWELRY

 

RECYCLING CONFLICT
Purple Buddha Project recycles remains of conflict to create jewelry in Cambodia.

 

1. SEGMENTING OF BRASS

We begin production by initially removing pieces of brass of workable size from bullet-shells and bomb-shells.

2. LIQUIFYING OF RECYCLED BRASS

The recycled brass is applied to a torch to liquify the brass. The liquid substance is then placed into a mold for a flattened surface.

 

3. FLATTENING OF RECYCLED BRASS

The recycled flat piece of brass is then placed into a rolling mil to correct irregularities along the flat surface.

 

6. DESIGNING OF THE PENDANT

The brass is then handstamped with our designs by our artisans with a stamp and hammer.

7. BODY OF THE PENDANT

The body of the piece is the etched from the raw brass with a handheld saw and sandpaper.

4. DETAILING OF RECYCLED BRASS

The recycled flat piece of brass is then etched for minor detail flaws and scratches with a flexible shaft.

8. POLISHING, BUFFING, AND SEALING

Each pendant piece is inspected then is later polished for any blemishes and is pickled and sealed for two days.

9. ASSEMBLY

The pendant piece is then handed over to another artisans who assembles the jewelry piece.

10. PACKING & READY TO GO

The jewelry is finally packed and ready to go from Cambodia to anywhere in the world!