Recycled paper dangle earrings, "My Piano"
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"The recycled paper used for this pair of earrings was supplied by a friend living with sickle cell. The proceeds from the sale of these earrings will go a long way to help buy his regular medication," says Akwele Suma. She crafts the earrings by hand forming cylinders of rolled-up recycled paper in a combination of colors that make Akwele think of piano keys. Flanked by sese wood beads, the earrings hang from brass wires.
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.
- 5 grams
- 0.16 oz
- 7 cm L x 1 cm W
- 2.8" L x 0.4" 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.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Akwele has one child that she cares for.
This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.