Made in: Uganda
Artisan Group: The Women of Pader
The Vibe Bracelet makes an easy addition to any outfit and the perfect accessory for everyday style. Each stretchy bracelet is hand-made and features polymer clay beads, seed beads, and a cylinder shaped recycled glass bead.
The Bead Project, a program of the Women of Pader, provides employment to 150 women making recycled paper and glass bead jewelry. These women artisans blend traditional African crafts with modern jewelry trends to create unique and lovely necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and gifts. Your purchase allows them to earn a dignified income to support their families and community.
The glass beads are made in molds that are hand-shaped from swamp and river mud. The Bead Project has two mud harvesters that collect and prepare the mud, which is then buried in the ground to keep it moist. Then the glass bead ladies shape the mud into molds where the glass powder is placed to the cook. They reuse as many molds as they can, because during the dry season the mud is very hard to come by.
This item is handmade by the Women of Pader, a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) artisan partner in Uganda.