Recycled Glass Bracelet
Made in: Uganda
Artisan Group: The Women of Pader
This versatile beaded bracelet is handcrafted using beads upcycled from glass bottles in beautiful Caribbean hues. Refined in fire, glass bottles are turned into beautiful beads that signify hard-work and sustainability. Wear it on its own or stack it with other bracelets...they’re gorgeous regardless!
Handmade by the talented artisans at Women of Pader, your purchase allows them to earn a dignified income to support their families and community.
The women follow these five steps to create the recycled glass beads - from trash to treasure!
Step 1: Recycled glass found in the community is crushed and ground
Step 2: The crushed glass mixture is sprinkled into a pressed mold made from swamp and river mud mixed with gravel
Step 3: A plant stem is placed in the middle for the hole
Step 4: The molds are put into one of three ovens that heat the glass up to 1000°
Step 5: Voilà! Beautiful, unique beads are ready to be used for jewelry!
Colors: Sea glass (green/blue), Caribbean (green/red/orange/turquoise), white