iPhepha Beads (Paper Bead Jewellery) was started in October 2011 as a community empowerment project with a number of self-help groups of vulnerable people, most of whom are women and youth, from the misty Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Beaders upcycle paper from well-known brand name cardboard boxes, magazines, calendars, brochures and other paper, creating beauty out of waste. The jewellery is interspersed with natural fillers, such as alien invasive seeds, shell, glass, wood, coconut beads and buttons, with minimal use of plastic beads or imports. Each item is 100% unique and is handmade for you!
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa