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Mombasa Sterling Silver and Paper Bead Necklace

Making beads from paper is a craft that goes as far back as the Victorian age. Paper rolled on knitting needles in hand, women would gather socially in one their respective dining rooms for an evening of paper bead making. The beads, finished with beeswax which acted as a sealing agent, and hung on lengths of cord, were used to make room dividers. 

Our paper beads are made by women cooperatives in East Africa, providing a fair trade source of income to local communities and creating uniquely beautiful beads from scrap and recycled paper. 

  • Single stand of lavender and white recycled paper beads
  • Sterling silver brushed wire beads (approx. 12MM each) 
  • Sterling silver chain and clasp
  • Approx. 27" L
  • Minor imperfections are part of the character of each piece in the One of a Kind collection