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Jewellery made from urban decay

18 March 2015 Last updated at 08:59 GMT

One of Detroit's most-abundant "resources" is the graffiti which covers walls and abandoned buildings all over the city.

Where some people might see urban decay, Amy Peterson saw opportunity and today she is the co-founder of Rebel Nell - a jewellery company which turns graffiti into earrings, necklaces and cuff-links.

The company took off after winning funding from the local community at a Detroit Soup dinner, and today it employs three previously homeless women who design the jewellery which is sold in cities across the United States.

Find out more at www.bbc.com/soup where you can also find details of how to organise your own Soup event.

Watch: Can Soup Change The World? on Catch up via the iPlayer or listen on 21 March at 12:30 GMT on BBC World Service

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