Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas -- BeadforLIfe -- The Gift That Helps Improves the Lives of Others (Review)


I just love gifts that are handmade, but when you pair that with knowing your purchase helps Ugandan woman out of poverty, then you feel even better about purchasing and wearing beaded jewelry from BeadforLife.  I was sent a short necklace from their Musana collection to review, and have to say that is a beautiful piece.  You would never know that the beads on this necklace were made from recycled paper. Yes, you read that right, recycled paper.

"Our beaded jewelry is made from recycled paper.The beaders cut the beads from colorful magazine pages, old calendars, pamphlets, and cereal boxes. Each bead is carefully rolled from a triangular piece of paper and glued. Once finished, the beads are lightly varnished. Jewelry is assembled by selecting beads that compliment each other and adding colorful glass beads. Necklaces are fastened by screw clasps. Each bead is totally unique, as is each piece of jewelry."

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"Featuring handmade paper beads of all different shapes, sizes, and colors, the Musana, meaning Sunshine in Luganda, evokes an image of many people and cultures coming together to add light to the world. The Musana Short Necklace is unique, stylish and will add the perfect touch of bright color to any outfit. Support fair trade in style!
  • Beads strung on to a durable plastic line, with complementary seed beads
  • Standard length 18-21 inches
  • Finished with hook & eye or toggle clasp, as well as our signature BeadforLife tag
When buying this necklace, you partner with a Ugandan woman who is working her way out of poverty.
Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good!"

I can't tell you how many compliments I get when I wear this necklace.  And, because of all the colors, it can be paired with both casual and formal clothes.  If you don't believe that rolled paper can look this beautiful, you will have to pick up a necklace, bracelet or earrings from BeadforLife, and look at each bead up close.  When I examined the bead and saw the paper rolls, I couldn't believe it.  And, when you wear it, you feel proud, knowing that a portion of your purchase of these handmade, unique products goes to helping support working women in Uganda, working their way out of poverty.

So, this holiday, why not surprise that person who has everything, or the fashionista in your life with beaded necklaces from BeadforLife.  And, share the story about these amazing women and their rolled paper beaded necklaces.  It is truly a fascinating story, and one worth sharing.  And, if you are into hosting product parties, BeadforLife offers in-home bead parties.  Stop by their website to learn more about this fun girls night in party -- :-)


Shop Musana Earrings

Click here to order this and other jewelry, along with shea butter body products, while helping to support the women in Ugandan, looking to make a better life for themselves and their family --

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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