Wearing these beautiful earrings sets you apart as an important supporter of opportunity in the slums of Kenya where opportunity is scarce. Working with brilliantly colored beads 15 young men and women find a sustainable income and a path out of the Nairobi slums. Earrings hang approximately two inches.
Meet the Artisans
Working with Jedando Modern Handicrafts the young men and women of Zakali Jewelry produce handmade fair trade fashion jewelry using the skills of wire work and electroplating. The project first started as a garbage collection project in the slums of Nairobi. Recycling remains very close to the heart of the project and much of the material used is reclaimed or recycled, including the cord found inside of tires, which is used to string beads.
Hand sculpted ceramic birds are perched atop stacked pebble on this playful necklace. The piece comes on a 20 inch chain. Meet the Artisans Imani Workshop Based in Eldoret, Kenya, Imani Workshops was established in 2005 under the social enterprise wing of the Academic Model...
This beaded necklace features a five swirls of electroplated copper on a single strand of colorful glass seed beads. It secures with a hook clasp and an extension chain, and measures approximately 17 inches long. Meet the Artisans Working with Jedando Modern Handicrafts the young...
This novel, beautiful, recycled paper bead necklace is made from beads of glossy paper from old calendars and brochures, with glass seed beads interspersed. Varnished to a high-gloss, each paper bead looks like a polished stone or wood. Paper is cut in long triangles and...
Handmade in Kenya, this bracelet features a single strand of brass, copper, and agate accents surrounding a swirl of copper. It secures with a hook clasp and measures approximately 7.5 inches long. Meet the Artisans Working with Jedando Modern Handicrafts the young men and women...