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Thursday, April 15, 2010

a lovely {handmade} gift

Last week Gabriel brought home the most special gift I could have ever received. A beautiful Acholi Beads bracelet created from recycled paper by Ugandan women.

Now, you know I LOVE any little bit of jewelry I can get my hands on, but when what you pay for it goes to a very special cause...well, it's even better!

A short intro to these talented women: having fled from a brutal civil war in the north of Uganda, the women of the Acholi tribe earn a professional wage by creating hand-crafted beads from recycled paper and assembling the beautiful jewelry you can find in their online store. Visit their site to learn more about them.

The jewelry in these images are just a sampling of my favorite pieces.

I love the green tone to this beaded necklace.

And this bracelet is similar to mine, but I like this orange version as well.

This colorful bead necklace would go great with the colorful earring above. I think I might have to go buy myself some new if I didn't have enough. :)

{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves :: Acholi Beads }

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