Each year, more than 17,000 American children become victims of armed violence. An epidemic that seems to be growing. The people at foundation Liberty United have made it their mission to remove illegal weapons from the streets and repurpose them as powerful and tangible symbols that can be worn every day.
Police forces from various cities donate illegal weapons and ammunition to Liberty United. These are then transformed into beautiful handmade jewellery, mainly bracelets and necklaces. Many are created by famous designers and feature the unique serial number of the actual weapon from which the piece is made.
Each piece of jewellery means there is one less weapon on the streets, a weapon that could have potentially killed someone. Wearing the jewellery is a powerful statement against illegal weapons. And the proceeds? These go to special programmes that help children build a better future.