About Ammo Jewellery
Ammo is a jewellery social enterprise based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that empowers local women and youth to fulfill their dreams. Founded by British jeweller Madeline Green in 2013, and inspired by the Cambodian tradition of melting found bullets to make jewellery – at Ammo, we recycle blank brass cartridges that have been fired once (in practice, rather than from bloodshed). For us its a great symbol of transformation for Cambodia and for its incredible people – creating ‘Beauty from Destruction! ‘
Ethical Handcrafted Jewellery
At Ammo Jewellery, senior designer Chantrea trains apprentices in ancestral jewellery-making techniques. Their practices focus on providing mentorship, skills training, and fair wages to disadvantaged youth and artisans. By repurposing fired brass into handcrafted accessories, Ammo transforms waste into wearable art that honors cultural traditions.
Forge Jewellery at Ammo Workshop
Learn ancestral Cambodian jewellery shaping techniques in this hands-on workshop.
Imprint ornate patterns using handmade Cambodian stamping tools and take home your one-of-a-kind creations.
Crafting Connections With Khmer Artisans
Meet the gifted artisans bringing Khmer craftsmanship to life. During an intimate workshop at our Siem Reap studio, collaborate with senior designers to learn metalworking techniques rooted in Cambodia’s rich cultural traditions. Gain insight from local artists as you craft bullet casing jewellery by hand. Depart with a deeper understanding of ancestral designs and a meaningful connection to the community.
Symbolic bullet casing jewellery transformed from destruction into opportunity and beauty.