Paper Bead Long Blue Necklace (Kenya)

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Carbon Neutral


ITEM#: 12754216

This beautiful necklace is made from beads of glossy paper from old calendars and brochures with glass seed beads interspersed. Handcrafted by artisans in Kenya, this necklace will make a lovely accent to any look.

Product Features:
  • Glass seed beads and beads from old calendars and brochures
  • Varnished to a high-gloss each paper bead looks like a polished stone or wood
  • The paper is cut in long triangles and rolled to form the beads, using wide short strips for narrow beads and long thin strips for fat beads
  • Barrel clasp
  • Measures approximately 48 inches long
  • Color: Blue and Silver

Story Behind the Art:

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. TEMAK is an organization that offers job training in tailoring, hairdressing, secretarial skills, craft making, and recently in 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. Many of the young women at TEMAK participate in making crafts, earning income to support themselves and their families.

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.


Ships Carbon Neutral*


Material Beads, Glass, Stone, Wood
Stone No Stone
Length Over 36 Inch
Worldstock Country Kenya
Color Multi
Necklace Type Beaded
Product Features Handmade
Dimensions 48
Country of Origin Kenya

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  • Barbara A.
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    This was a gift and my friend wears it all the time!

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  • pretty
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    Very pretty necklace, lightweight, good look for todays long necklace trend. Nice to help women in other parts of the world.

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  • Bought this and recyled paper braclet as gift
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    bought as gift, and daughter-in-law loved them. Came in bag with card explaining women who make them. Nice effect

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