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(Approx. 2 1/2" (6 1/2 cm.) across, 7 1/2" (19 cm.) around, made of adjustable memory wire that can stretch to fit most either snugly or as a dangle)
The beads were created by refugee women currently living in Kenya, women broken from war and HIV, caring for orphans in their community, but made whole together. The individual hand-rolled paper beads made from recycled magazine and calendar pages take approximately 15 minutes each to roll and varnish to make a unique bead that no one believes started as paper. The varnish makes them durable and water resistant. However, keep them away from water as much as you can, and they will stay in perfect condition for a long long time.
Your purchase not only gives you a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry, you can wear it with joy knowing that the total proceeds from your purchase supports adoptive families -- adoptive families in Kenya and adoptive families in the U.S. through The Sparrow Fund. It's a full circle approach in adoption support and orphan care--we desire to give our friend Mary (biological mother of 9 and adoptive mother of 7) who strings these pieces an income so she can care for her family and the women she works with who make the beads while also raising money for The Sparrow Fund (www.sparrow-fund.org), a nonprofit giving grants to adoptive families here in the U.S.
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- Listed on Nov 24, 2012
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