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new treasures from Uganda!

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new treasures from Uganda!

Hello my stars!!

We are super happy, because finally the last pieces of our Spring/Summer collection arrived this morning from Uganda!! Our designers made again beautiful things our of recycled paper! We are working now hard on the product pictures to put the new things as soon as possible online. And we are planning a new fantastic shoot! So stay tuned!



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How it is made: 100 % recycled paper

All our jewellery is hand made from 100 % recycled paper and varnished with natural products This makes each peace uniquely different: lightweight and waterproof. Many of the papers are also finely textured, which will add a little extra to the resulting bead.

Our designers start with ideas, or we provide them with designs on paper. They then buy old magazines and posters in the colours they want. They use a pencil and ruler to measure the paper and mark it up. Then they cut out pieces in a triangular shape. A bit of glue is put on top of the triangle and then the paper is rolled up around a needle. It needs a lot of practice to master this procedure the process to ensure symmetry in the beads is very time consuming.

To make paper beads with different shapes the designers vary the size and shape of the paper triangle: the colour combinations and sizes achievable are endless! When they have a whole string with paper beads together they vanish them a few times to make them waterproof and shiny. Once the beads are ready, they are beaded together with different colour glass beads creating beautiful designs.

Susan Laker, our teamleader, helps the other ladies who are still perfecting their cutting, rolling and varnish techniques. She’s a real super star! In this slideshow you can see how she makes the beads.

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