Orange Handmade Bracelet with Recycled Paper Beads, "Taifa Tangerine"
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Chunky beads in bright tangerine have a secret — they are crafted from recycled paper. Mindful of the environment, Akwele Suma creates an original bracelet that stretches to slip over the wrist. "The color orange denotes energy," the Ghanaian artist says. "Wearing it connects us to join forces and fight against injustices in our society."
The artist uses the paper at hand so paper colors will vary, making each design a unique example of handcrafted art. These beads receive a protective coat of clear nail polish.
- 25 grams
- 0.88 oz
- 19 cm L x 1.5 cm W
- 7.5" L x 0.6" W
Akwele is currently supporting the education of her own child and three others, from primary school all the way to the university level.
Akwele Suma has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as paper, glue, hooks, and clasps; and also to employ additional workers to assist her in production.