Handmade Marejesho Recycled Paper Bead Necklace from Uganda



 The Marejesho Recycled Paper Bead Necklace, handmade from recycled paper, 
tells a story of restoration. Make a statement of fashion and transformation.
Let your accessories bring HOPE to those who need help in Africa. 
1 in 8 people lack access to clean water...
7 in 8 can change that, 
Are you ready?

The Marejesho Recycled Paper Bead Necklace is hand crafted,
made by an art form that is common across East Africa -
Strips of paper are cut from old magazines,
wrapped tightly into beads, and hardened with glue. 
After being strung together, the beautiful assortment of colors forms
a unique necklace in which no two are exactly alike. 
The string of beads measures 36 in. long, 
and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped several times as a bracelet.


The Marejesho Necklaces are made by an artisan group
living in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in northern Uganda.
-This region has suffered from the effects of a civil war in Sudan
and also from the destructive war of Joseph Kony and the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).-
The wonderful people over at Drop in the Bucket started this program
as a way for women to make an income for themselves.
Drop in the Bucket is a nonprofit organization 
that provides clean water for schools through building wells 
and sanitation systems across Sub-Saharan Africa. 
The proceeds from these necklaces help
them continue their important work of delivering clean water, 
continuing education, and providing sustaining income to the communities through jobs.


This necklace is dreamy, eccentric, and perfect for a pop of color in ANY outfit.
Plus the proceeds help those in need, 
I can't think of a better reason to rock this gorgeous necklace.
I paired my necklace with a black dress and I was complimented through out the day.
I think this beauty would be a great necklace to give to a child as well,
it's sturdy and so colorful... I know my niece would love one!
I highly recommend all of the products from Intrinsic Styles.
It's time to change the world, 
one adorable necklace and one bucket of water at a time.




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19 Comments

  1. This necklace is really pretty and I love the colors! I think its great that the proceeds from the necklaces help Drop in the Bucket!

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  2. Love this! I'm a HUGE fan of anything that also means my money will be helping others, so I'll be giving this some thought as a potential Christmas gift!

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  3. Very nice!! My little guys always get me jewelry for Christmas. Maybe I will have my hubby show them this sit so they can get me something that will help also help others :)

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  4. Beautiful necklace! I love how not only will it make someone very happy on Christmas morning but it will help save a family on the other side of the world!

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  5. Those are so beautiful, I had friends that used to make beads like this. I love that these help out the ones that make them, they are beautiful

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  6. That's an awesome necklace!!! I love to buy these kind of things where proceeds goes to help others.. Keep up the good work.

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  7. it's a pretty accessory! I know a few people who can make hand made products from recycled paper and it is not an easy work.

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  8. I absolutely love anything ethnic! So much more with this one that used recyclable materials. I would want to have one of those. You have any idea where to purchase?

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  9. I would love to be able to make a necklace like this! It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful! I love that necklace, I have a dress that would go perfectly with it :)

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  11. That's a very pretty necklace! I would have never guessed it was paper!

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  12. your necklace is so pretty! my cousin knows how to do this and has made several for her friends and family, they really are beautiful in person.

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  13. your necklace is so pretty! my cousin knows how to do this and has made several for her friends and family, they really are beautiful in person.

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  14. your necklace is so pretty! my cousin knows how to do this and has made several for her friends and family, they really are beautiful in person.

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  15. your necklace is so pretty! my cousin knows how to do this and has made several for her friends and family, they really are beautiful in person.

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  16. I love what this represents. Some people sadly just don't care enough until it really affects their loved ones.

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  17. Cute necklace. Perfect wear during the summer time.

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  18. Nice one, i really like it , its very unique.

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  19. I love things like this. I try to always buy from operations like this.

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