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. ...more
This 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.
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.
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.
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).
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