Possibilities with BEADS

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You can accessorise, look fabulous, save the planet and give impoverished women in Uganda a better life with our unique and beautiful necklaces made from recycled magazines! These necklaces are made by women from Kinawataka Women Initiatives (KiWI) in Kampala, Uganda, a co-operative founded by seventy five Ugandan women seeking to make a better life for themselves and their children. Many of these women are widows or themselves living with HIV / AIDS and caring for AIDS orphans

Each piece is unique, handmade and fairly traded in Uganda.

They are ingeniously fashioned from surplus magazines and glossy brochures or leaflets. These beads are made with a care and eye for detail that ensures each piece is beautiful, individual and a pleasure to wear. Thin strips of paper are laboriously wound around a tiny pick of wood and periodically glued and fashioned until a bead, the right shape and colour, is produced. After the bead has dried it is varnished to provide the high gloss finish and then colour matched with beads of a similar hue before being strung.

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If you would like to purchase some beads please contact us with your requirements.

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