Rolled paper beads made from magazine pages and accent beads dipped in gold paint create these bold hoop earrings. These jewelry pieces create a colorful, upcycled style that's chic and supports woman artisans in Africa.
Each pair is handmade at Quazi Design, an organization started in 2009 to create much needed employment for women in Swaziland, Africa. In addition, Quazi aims to change the perception of recycled materials by developing innovative techniques combined with locally sourced, environmentally-friendly, or recycled materials.
Due to the handmade nature of this product, exact color and shade will vary.
- Brass & recycled paper
- French hook
- 2.1" diameter (5.3 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Swaziland
Quazi Design was started in 2009 in order to create much needed employment in Swaziland, Southern Africa. They started with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card, employing one artisan, believing in the potential to have a positive impact.
They design for sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original accessories and interiors. Based in Swaziland, all Quazi products are hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. They believe that craftsmanship and ethical production can be a vital economic sector for Africa.
I bought these in black and was hoping that they would be a good size when they arrived since I was also interested in the other colors. Let me say that these are not to little or to big. They are a good size to still be casual or classy. Beautiful work and I'm definately planning on ordering turquoise next.