A beautiful heart necklace and stretch bracelet, handmade by artisans In Kenya.
Brighten your day with the lively spirit and vivid colors of this statement jewelry adorned with a signature wire heart.
For each bracelet purchased, we will use $0.50 towards childhood healthcare expenses in Kenya. By purchasing this beautiful piece, you are directly supporting artisans in two countries and keeping large amounts of discarded paper from the world's streets and landfills.
- Recycled paper beads, elastic, & metal
- Stretch bracelet - one size fits all
- Includes cotton jewelry pouch
- Approximately 2" diameter (5.1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya
Buy each piece individually or get the set!
The Healing Hearts Collection is providing medical care for children in need. This necklace showcases our signature paper beads and is adjustable from 18 to 20 inches. It is finished with an intricately hand-wrapped metal heart pendant and is made at our fair trade workshop in Kenya.
Acacia Creations has been making eco-friendly jewelry, gifts, and home accents at their fair-trade studio in Kenya since 2007. Since then, the tangible benefits of fair-trade are visible in the original group of artists who now have money in savings, have sent their children to school, and are moving into the middle class, one handmade item at a time.
Virginia, a single mother and star of the jewelry-making team, joined Acacia Creations in 2009. Before Acacia, she taught herself to make jewelry and sold her pieces at Nairobi's markets until post-election violence drove the tourists away. She came to work for Acacia, and was able to support her family, put her daughter Rachael through school, and secure a loan to move into a new home, leaving her abusive partner. Rachael is now at the top of her class, and Virginia trains many of the newer jewelry makers.
The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way, creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives. They work directly with hundreds of craftspeople in Nairobi, Kenya and across East Africa to improve their skills and product designs.
MEET THE ARTISAN
Virginia joined Acacia Creations in Kenya in 2009. She is a 26-year old single mother and star of the jewelry-making team. Before joining Acacia, she taught herself to make jewelry and displayed her pieces each week at Nairobi's tourist markets. She now has a steady income and has trained many of our newer jewelry makers.
Acacia Creations has been supporting Virginia's daughter, Rachel, through sales of our Barefoot Bracelets. We're very proud to say Rachel is now at the top of her elementary school class and will soon be heading to middle school!