Paper Bead Tassel Earrings
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These gorgeous and fashionable earrings are made using the traditional Ugandan craft of paper bead making. Passed down from mother to child, this art form is well known, though few people have the opportunity to make an income and provide for their families from paper bead jewellery.
HOW THEY ARE MADE
Our wonderful partners Grace & Able work directly with the artisans who create these lovely pieces, collaborating with them on modern styling and designs and coaching them on profitable business strategies through a fair trade program. These particular earrings are made by Olive - here is her story. Olive lost her mother when she was young and grew up with her stepmother. She was unable to continue her schooling past primary, and found it difficult to gain employment. Today Olive is a single mother of two, and is the sole provider for her children. Her trade partnership with Grace & Able allows her a steady income which supports her family, while creating beautiful jewellery that she loves to make.