Shimmer Lariat Necklace
This necklace features tiny bead accents that dance down two golden chains. The lariat style necklace uses gold plated chain with accents of glass beads as well as paper beads handmade by artisans in Uganda.
DetailsMeasurements: Approximately a 16" drop from back of neck.
Materials: 14k gold plated brass, glass and paper beads
Country of Origin: Uganda*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: 31 Bits
31 Bits was founded because of the friendships formed with incredible women in Uganda. The women grew up during a horrific, twenty-year war in Eastern Africa that left their community in drastic need. Most of them had little-to-no education as kids. Some are HIV positive, single moms, or were left without family or a home because of the war. However, these strong women didn’t let their circumstances define them. They began rolling beads from paper, and searched for ways to sell them. After forming a partnership to sell their jewelry, 31 Bits implemented a five year program that offers fair pay and holistic care. The program includes finance education and business training, promotes physical and mental wellness, and care for their families and communities.