I love these beads; I had a couple of Beads For Life parties a few years ago. It was really nice, maybe something you might want to consider.
I absolutely love collecting jewelry when I travel especially handmade bracelets and necklaces. Not only is it a great way to help out the local women who make the jewelry, it is a great souvenir and memory of a new culture.
I have never been to Uganda before however several of my friends have been there and have brought back beautiful Ugandan paper bead jewelry as gifts. I adore them! The beautiful brightly colored paper beads are made from recycled paper and hand rolled by local Ugandan women. It is a great way for the women to support themselves, many who live below the poverty line.
You can imagine my surprise and joy when I was in Tucson at the 60th Annual Gem Show and found an African Village loaded with table after table of paper beads for sale! When we entered the tents, I told my mom “I wonder…
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