Necklace Sustainability Long Chain Paper Beads & Shell Beads - Aurora
SKU ANL88008 - 80CM
Aurora - Long Necklace 80CM
Making paper beads is a traditional craft that goes back, in England at least, as far as the Victorian age. Young ladies would gather socially in their dining rooms, whilst making handmade paper beads from scraps of wallpaper rolled on knitting needles. They would then polish the beads with bees wax and string them on to long pieces of yarn. They would then be used to make door curtains to divide rooms.
This practice was then revived in the 1920s and 30s for paper bead jewellery making.
More recently artist made paper beads have been made in cooperatives as part of development projects in countries such as Uganda. This sees a move away from charitable aid towards business enterprises that provide sustainable income and development opportunities. The techniques used for African paper beads remains largely the same as used in Victorian times, but with scrap paper from printing companies and paper recycling markets, rather than wallpaper samples.
Cissy Curvy is proud to be involve in this sustainability business. Our main objective is to reduce waste, go green, reuse, save & recycle. We have the responsibility to safe the world. We do it together! We can do it!