Handcrafted in Uganda, these necklaces are made from rolled newspaper, painted and varnished, and finished with miniature glass beads. This is the triple-strand variety for a fuller look. Produced in a rural village community and available in a variety of colours.
Approximate size of Bead : Small Bead('S') 1/4cm. Medium Bead ('M') 1cm (Green "M" Bead size 1.4cm)
Approximate length of Necklace: Small(S) 17-18 inch, Medium (M) 16-17 Inch,
Who made this product: Francis Kidega
Each day, as stubbornly high unemployment plagues Uganda, many struggle to find any kind of work. This is nowhere more true than in the northern part of the country where two decades of war have left almost no infrastructure intact. In an effort to survive when no other work could be found, Francis Kidega and his family of eight began making jewellery out of the only thing they had access to: paper. They are now able to support themselves through the revenue these crafts bring, even as they learn how to take their new skill and turn it into a business, helping their neighbouring families in the process. Revenue gained from the sale of these products supports this family as they work, learn, grow and share.