Tag Archives: Africa

The Women of Buranga

As you may know, part of the joy I get out of making my creations with beads is to know that I’m also helping others. The paper beads I use in my designs are handmade by women in Rwanda, Africa. In … Continue reading

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Giveaway of a Rwandan Paper Bead Necklace and Earring Set

As a member of HandmadeMN, I am participating in a product giveaway between September 14 and September 28, 2013. Please visit the blog post on HandmadeMN’s site to enter for your chance to win this great necklace and earring set! … Continue reading

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My Television Debut

Amazingly enough, just a month after I had my first magazine feature, I was contacted by Channel 12, a community cable channel here in the Twin Cities, to do a story about my Rwandan paper beads. Pretty exciting! The story … Continue reading

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My First Magazine Article

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. So much for my New Year’s resolution to do better with my blog! I was recently honored be featured in my first magazine article. Maple Grove Magazine published an article about me and … Continue reading

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Clear Coating Paper Beads

One of the first necklace and earring sets I made for myself with paper beads had become a little bit sticky. The coating on the outside of the beads had worn off some and had been handled by a few … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek – A New Rwandan Paper Bead Necklace and Earring Set for Fall

Since I’ve not been very good lately about my blog posts, I’m going to try to do shorter ones and hopefully more often for now to see how that goes. Here’s a sneak peek at a new necklace and earring … Continue reading

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Rwandan Paper Beads

September 2011 – While in Rwanda (a small country located in east central Africa), I was able to spend time with some women who hand-roll beads made from long triangular strips of recycled paper. Some beads are dyed or painted … Continue reading

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