This paper bead necklace is handmade from beads of glossy paper - recycled from old calendars and brochures - with glass seed beads interspersed. Varnished to a high-gloss, each paper bead looks like polished stone or wood. Average length is approximately 40 inches long.
Meet the Artisans
Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya,Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets african handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".