Handmade Long Recycled Paper Necklace (Kenya)

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ITEM# 11657708
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    ITEM#: 11657708

    Novel, beautiful and recycled, jewelry doesn't get better than that. This necklace is made from beads of glossy paper from old calendars and brochures and is finished with interspersed glass seed beads.Product Features:

    • Beads of glossy paper from old calendars and brochures
    • Finished with interspersed glass seed beads
    • Secures with a plastic screw-in clasp
    • Long enough for a double loop
    • Necklace measures approximately 50 inches long
    • Color: Multicolored

    Please note: necklace has a screw-together clasp that is similar in appearance to the paper beads.

    Story Behind the Art:
    Some of the favorite recycled jewelry items are the 'dancing girl' pins and earrings, made of recycled phone cards by craftspeople in Kisumu, Kenya and finished by TEMAK. The sign for the Teenage Mothers Association of Kenya (TEMAK) indicates that it is 'the last house towards the Obunga slums, the most destitute area of Kisumu. Many of the unwed mothers and young girls who come to TEMAK to learn job skills live in these slums. As a community center, the organization also provides the community with an educational forum for HIV/AIDS awareness and other health issues.

    What is Worldstock?

    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.



    Material Beads, Glass
    Length Over 36 Inch
    Color Multi
    Country of Origin Kenya
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 40 Inches
    Model Number Paper Necklace
    Country of Origin Kenya

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    • Pretty necklace
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      The necklace is very pretty= paper beads are intricate and colorful, Makes me feel good to know I am helping out n industrious person from a poor country. I probably could have gotten a suitable necklace for less somewhere here- but it is unique and more like a piece of art. I am happy with it.

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      elainey4 May 9, 2009
    • Glad I bought it
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      Very bright and beautiful. Will look particularly good against summer white Tshirt and jeans. The best part is the manner in which it is made. Cant imagine doing such handwork so precisely. Conversation and teaching piece.

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      mah13 Mar 21, 2009
    • very cool (and green)
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      I really like this necklace. It is very versitile and lightweight.The multi-colors go with everything. Can be casual, or dressy, depending on what you pair it with. I sent it to my future daughter in law. I will purchase another for myself. The colors were more pastel than the picture shows, but that is the only difference I see. I would guess that the colors would depend on the paper available. I love the fact that the necklace supports the Kenya people. I really like the long length.

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      gemz555 Feb 8, 2011
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    • Unique gift
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      Loved this! Got it for a teacher who teaches history. Wonderful way to infuse a lesson through this!

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      maureen h. May 18, 2017
    • Dog lover
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      Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Lots of compliments.

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      doglover Sep 7, 2016
    • Great free trade necklace
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      Love the beads in this casual fun necklace. Long to be doubled around your neck.

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      lindaac Jun 19, 2016
    • Not As Pictured
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      Too much blue, not enough red, looks rather blah! I returned it.

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      dogluvr1938 May 24, 2016
    • Win/win purchase
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      My friend is allergic to metals so this was a perfect gift. The recycled factor is a bonus.

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      buyerofgifts Feb 21, 2016

    Questions & Answers

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      "Why did you choose this product?"

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        I like to support impoverished groups or people that are working to make their lives better

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        Love the idea of helping others in need.

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        Love the colors!

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        Length and color

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        Handmade colorful. Creative reuse of ordinary materials

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        Like the cause and need something with color and length

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