I'm excited to be hosting a BeadforLife party on July 28th, from 1-3pm. I hope lots of folks come out and learn about the organization and take home some great bead loot! I'm wearing some of the pieces to the office each day as advertising and people are quick with their compliments. The only bad thing is trying to figure out which ones are my favorite!
More about the Bead for Life organization:
BeadforLife is a nonprofit organization that works to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads. Women in Northern Uganda, displaced by the 20 year war led by Joseph Kony, are now rebuilding their lives by gathering shea nuts and pressing them into shea butter for cosmetics and soaps. And people who care open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell both products. The beads and shea butter become income, food, medicine, school fees and hope. It is a small miracle that enriches us all
And now for what came in my box -
Sanyu Short Necklace (about 20"): $13
Sanyu Long Necklace, each necklace is one color (about 40"): $18
Satin Drawstring Jewelry Purse: $15
Leena Earrings: $15
Leena Three Stand Necklace: $20
Musana Bangle: $5
Etana Necklace, can be doubled, tripled, or worn as a belt (about 80"): $28
Sanyu Bangles, they come in so many colors : $5
Leena Three-strand Bangles: $15
lemongrass lavender shea soap for $4 each.