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Gulu Handmade Single Strand Necklace with Chunky Paperbeads (Blue/Green with Text)

We named these fabulous chunky necklaces Gulu, a beautiful city in Northern Uganda.

These are long strands that really showcase the paper beads made from recycled paper. These cone shaped beads are made from recycled magazine pages. So there are text with words on each bead. The necklace is stunning and really makes a statement about recycling paper!  Perfect gift for the book lovers and those that advocate for environmental causes and recycling. 

This single strand necklace is all in one color combination where the beads are in blues, greens, teal and brown colors with text.  

The paperbeads for these necklaces are made from recycled magazines, no two are exactly alike. The paperbeads have been made from strips of paper, rolled tightly and then varnished 5 times for durability before being strung into a necklace. This is a very time consuming process. But, it is like making something beautiful from nothing.  

The seed beads in this necklace are in jewel tones.

There is no clasp. 

The length of each necklace is just about 19-20 inches.

These are handmade by our team of women artisans in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. No two necklaces are exactly alike.

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