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Battle to Brilliance Hoops

By Eszter Rabin | Arusha, Tanzania


In addition to their gorgeous colors, these hoops also have a string beads that are different. They are made from recycled brass bullets from the fighting in Tanzania. It’s a way to remake something terrible into something beautiful. You can wear them proudly knowing you’re supporting a whole new generation of women entrepreneurs. Read our interview with Eszter to learn about her design inspirations and creative process.

  • Handmade in Tanzania
  • Made from tiny glass beads and recycled brass bullet cap beads
  • Measures 1.75” in diameter
  • Gold plated hoops
  • Tri-colored beading

Why We Eszter

"There is so much heart in Eszter's products, each piece has its own story and one can't help but feel good wearing her jewelry."

About the designer
Eszter Rabin

Eszter Rabin

Arusha, Tanzania

Eszter Rabin is a graphic designer by trade who spent nearly 15 years in advertising before launching her own artisan business. In 2009, Eszter met Emanuel Melubo Laizer. Emanuel is a Maasai Warrior from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Northern Tanzania and is deeply committed to preserving his cultural traditions. The sharing of ideas and many visits to Maasai communities eventually lead to the creation of Sidai Designs in 2011, with a small workshop in the city of Arusha.

So what does sidai mean? “Good or beautiful in the Maasai tribal language, Maa” says Eszter. In 2012, Eszter met Julie Benaim and Becky Moore in Swaziland where they were working for projects that socially and economically empower women and their communities. After several cups of coffee, hundreds of emails and a trip to Tanzania, in 2013 they decided to join forces to further grow Sidai Designs.

Read our interview with Eszter.