Utilizing bullet cases and bombshells from eras of war, loss, and pain- these metals go through the fire and are melted down and recycled to create something of beauty from a thing of ugliness. Through this transformation, change takes place not only in the form of tangible jewelry, but through our hearts, aspirations, and visions, those working with the material, and eventually- TEMPER wearers.
When you glance at your TEMPER piece, remember that you are literally wearing a piece of history meeting a new day. The casings and bombshells are collected through a web of NGOs and organizations like CMAX, even detonating live ones for the safety of current lives. Fishermen and army training groups who come across the evidence of a once war torn country deliver the metals to the workshops to be upcycled by the gifted artisans. There are believed to be thousands of casings and shells left to be discovered, which leaves much work to be done and an abundance of reminders of a gruesome past to metamorphose.