Handmade Orange Paper Recycled Earrings, "Heartfelt Smile"
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By Akwele Suma, these original earrings combine long, slender beads made from recycled paper with diminutive black disks cut from plastic bottles. Their brilliant color evokes a heartfelt smile.
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.
- 4 grams
- 0.14 oz
- 6 cm L x 1 cm W
- 2.4" L x 0.4" W
- Recycled paper, recycled plastic, sese wood, brass hooks
- Avoid contact with water
- Hook earrings
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Promotes recycling and reduces waste
- Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
- Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
- Made in Ghana.
- Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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.