Eye-popping color leaps from the pages of glossy fashion magazines, lending unmistakable verve to this bracelet. Each bead is hand-rolled, sealed with waterproof lacquer, and made into jewelry by women artisans in Kenya and Uganda. By purchasing this beautiful piece, you are directly supporting artisans in two countries and keeping large amounts of discarded paper from the world's streets and landfills.
Our bracelet also provides health care for children in need. For each one purchased, we will donate $0.50 to Gertrude's Garden Children's Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Recycled magazines, wire, & lacquer
- 4 strands
- Adjustable from 6.5" L (16.5 cm) to 7.5" L (19 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya and Uganda
Acacia Creations has been making eco-friendly jewelry, gifts, and home accents at their fair-trade studio in Kenya since 2007. Since then, the tangible benefits of fair-trade are visible in the original group of artists who now have money in savings, have sent their children to school, and are moving into the middle class, one handmade item at a time.
Virginia, a single mother and star of the jewelry-making team, joined Acacia Creations in 2009. Before Acacia, she taught herself to make jewelry and sold her pieces at Nairobi's markets until post-election violence drove the tourists away. She came to work for Acacia, and was able to support her family, put her daughter Rachael through school, and secure a loan to move into a new home, leaving her abusive partner. Rachael is now at the top of her class, and Virginia trains many of the newer jewelry makers.
The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way, creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives. They work directly with hundreds of craftspeople in Nairobi, Kenya and across East Africa to improve their skills and product designs.
Absolutely LOVE this bracelet! It has quickly become one of my favorite pieces. I have a VERY tiny arm so it was a little big but I'm able to hook it at the bottom of the heart and its perfect. Great purchase for yourself or a gift.
I LOVE my new bracelet! It was a gift to myself this year and it's gorgeous! My only complaint would be a lack of info on how it's made out of magazines. I wanted to share the info with all the admirers I have had! Wonderful bracelet and cause; thank you!!
Very cute and unusual. The beads are colorful and shiny. The Metal is not silver so it will tarnish and wear so best to not handle the metal parts much. Colors will vary, and mine was mostly lime green and bright blue with some other colors mixed in. Do not count on getting the exact bracelet seen in the picture. I like this bracelet a lot and am glad that I helped others. Great bracelet to wear with t-shirts and other casual wear.