Handmade Kenyan 22-inch Varnished Multicolored Recycled Paper-beaded Necklace (Kenya)

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ITEM# 11657710
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    ITEM#: 11657710

    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. These vibrant colors will go great with any outfit. It's fun, recycled, lightweight and would look amazing on you.
    Details:
    • Multi-colored
    • 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

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    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.

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    All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information.

    Specs

    Features
    Material Beads
    Length 22 Inch
    Color Green
    Gender Women's
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 22 Inches
    Model Number Paper Necklace
    Country of Origin Kenya
    • Paper Necklace
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      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.

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    • cute but....
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      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 better

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    • Great buy!
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      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.

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    • Great necklace
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    • Wrong color entirely
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      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.

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    • Recycled Paper Necklace from Kenya
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      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.

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    • Looked nice, but broke quickly

      Pretty necklace, bright colors but broke on the second time I wore it. My attempt to fix it made it snap again.

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    • awesome!
      Verified Purchase

      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!

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    • Very nice necklace
      Verified Purchase

      I really like this necklace. My only issue with it is that it does not have a clasp to open/close it so you have to put it on over your head and the fit is a little on the tight side. Other than that, it is very attractive and makes a great conversation piece when you tell people it is made of recycled paper.

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    • Great recycled paper Kenyan Necklace!
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      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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    • cute but....
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      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 better

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    • Looked nice, but broke quickly

      Pretty necklace, bright colors but broke on the second time I wore it. My attempt to fix it made it snap again.

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    • Great buy!
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    • Wrong color entirely
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    • Paper Necklace
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      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.

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    • Verified Purchase

      i really love this necklace! it has every color in it, so it goes with everything.

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    • Verified Purchase

      It is a beautiful necklace. Bright colors and good workmanship. But...it is so short! Under 18" and it is listed at 22". Can't wear it so I hope to return it but need to find the right way.

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    • Unique and lovely
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      I purchased this for a gift and the receiver loved it! Appreciate the recycling aspect and the necklace itself is a unique conversation-starter!

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    • Recycled Paper-beaded Necklace
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      This is very nice. Interesting to look at and colorful. Excellent gift.

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    • Happy in Pa
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      This is a piece of art work I get compliments all the time on this necklace. Love it!

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    • Dog lover
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      Beautiful but not as long as they said it was. Still love it.

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    • Short!
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      Had to return. Was too short, and I have a small neck.

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    • Beauty in simplicity
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      This free trade item created by the people of Kenya is a beautiful addition to add to your wardrobe. It's good for everyday use.

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    • Shorter than described
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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 occasionally

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    • Great necklace
      Verified Purchase

      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.

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    Questions & Answers

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      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        I have the bracelet that matches it (recycled paper, from Kenya, same colors). The site where I bought the bracelet did not have the necklace, so now I have both.

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        Color

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