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(cdduerksen at yahoo dot com)
thank you so much ladies!
i had my party!
it was so nice to have a clean and quiet house.
and then add in my friends and jewelry....LOVELY.
(thank you craig for taking the kids for pizza)
the jewelry that 31Bits makes is unique.
and it has meaning.
31 bits was started by kallie dovel, traveling to uganda in 2007.
she met women there making the paper beads.
she brought home some of the jewelry & her friends were amazed at the talent and beauty of the beads.
After getting her degree she brought a few friends on board and together they made a company.
the women traveled back to uganda in 2008 and selected six women to to buy jewelry from on a monthly basis.
it has now grown to 48 women, each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy & liberation.
the term 31 bits comes from proverbs 31 where it describes a woman providing and caring for her family.
and bits comes from what the beads are made out of....bits of paper!
the money from the jewelry allows the women to provide
for daily needs while participating in educational programs.
by being equipped with literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and
a strong support system, individuals will be empowered to further their careers and attain social equity.
the beads are made from recycled paper from magazines, posters, fliers and texbooks.
then they are sealed with varnish.
making the beads is a process.
designers spend a few days completing each step of cutting, rolling, varnishing & stringing the final product.
depending on the length of the necklace and size of the beads, one designer can make 5 - 15 necklaces a week.
if you have a party....you can make the decision to leave your bananas out or put them away. :)
you can contact 31BIts on their website about having your own party with your friends.
would you like to see what i have left?
click here to see...and buy what's left.
there is plenty...keep clicking.
it is ALL SOLD!
you are the best.