These beads are great! Paper beads are so lightweight you hardly know you're wearing them. The colors are bright and go with so many things. I've gotten many compliments on this necklace....
Add a little exotic eccentricity to your casual attire with this hand-crafted recycled paper necklace. This piece is made from recycled, colored paper, such as old calendars and brochures. It is the perfect gift for the earth-conscious woman.
ITEM#: 11657710This beautiful and recycled piece of jewelry couldn't get any better. Handmade from beads of glossy paper, this necklace is highlighted by interspersed glass seed beads.
- Color: Multi
- Made from beads of glossy paper from old calendars and brochures
- Finished with interspersed glass seed beads
- Varnished to a high-gloss, each paper bead looks like polished stone or wood
- Paper is cut in long triangles and rolled to form the beads
- Wide, short strips for narrow beads and long, thin strips for fat beads
- Measures 22 inches long
Story Behind the Art:
The sign for the Teenage Mothers Association of Kenya indicates that it is 'the last house towards the Obunga slums' the most destitute area of Kisumu. TEMAK is an organization that offers job training in tailoring, hairdressing, secretarial skills, craft making, and recently computers to unwed mothers, girls, and others in the Obunga slum community. As a community center, the organization also provides the community with an educational forum for HIV/AIDS awareness and other health issues
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information.
|Material||Beads Glass Stone Wood|
|Model Number||Paper Necklace|
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Quality was good, color isn't the same as pictures by still happy with it, not as long as described ended up ordering the longer one for what I needed, will keep this one to wear occasionallyRead More
These beads are great! Paper beads are so lightweight you hardly know you're wearing them. The colors are bright and go with so many things. I've gotten many compliments on this necklace.Read More
I bought 2 of these necklaces as mothers' day gifts. Each one was unique and the recipients loved them. They would also look good doubled-wrapped around the wrist as bracelets. Much better price than in the magazine I originally saw them in and according to Overstock, money goes to help teach young mothers in 3rd world countries a marketable craft (not sure about other magazine).Read More
The necklace is unique. Quality craftmanship and does not look like it is made from recycled paper. I ordered two as gifts and would recommend this item.Read More
this is very beautiful! you would neer believe it was made of paper. the beads are unique in the colors, none are the same. I love it so much I'm buying more!Read More
Pretty necklace, bright colors but broke on the second time I wore it. My attempt to fix it made it snap again.Read More
This little necklace brightens up any outfit. I get complements every time I wear it. Be careful when putting it on, though, because it *could* break easily. For the money, a great buy.Read More
nice colorful beads BUT it was not 22 inches-it was 16 inches long-the claspe was difficult to use-maybe i will try longer one-clasp sounds betterRead More
Instead of the cheerful, brightly colored necklace that was pictured, I received a swamp green monstrosity... It is really an ugly, depressing shade of green. The workmanship is fine, but a little quality control would have been nice to ensure the item even vaguely resembles what's pictured!I'm usually a fan of Overstock and haven't had any problem before - perhaps that's why I'm so disappointed. Returning it immediately.Read More
I was amazed at the workmanship. The beads do not look like paper. The necklace is beautiful. Thanks to Overstock for carrying this wonderful item.Read More
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