These gorgeous bracelets are sourced near our Imuka project in Uganda. Imuka means 'rise up' and purchasing recycled paper bead jewellery & animals is helping women in Uganda support their families and rise up. Each woman puts a lot of love into every item she makes, and you will often find a small group of women sitting working together on woven mats under the shade of a tree - hand rolling paper beads or stuffing fabric animals, chatting about life and laughing while watching their children play!
Each bead is individually made from strips of paper cut into triangles. The paper is rolled from the end of the triangle to the tip, and glued to keep in place. They are strung onto wire then varnished. The finished beads are then arranged and created into unique and gorgeous jewellery.