Project Lydia Jewelry
Project Lydia jewelry is made of recycled paper by widows and abandoned wives in Nawansega, Uganda. Each bead is made by cutting the paper into long strips and individually hand rolling it around a needle. The beads are then strung, hand dipped into sealant, and hung to dry. The women do this once a day for 6 days, making the entire process of creating a piece of beaded jewelry a week from start to finish.