The company was founded by Bob and Suzy Livingston after living as missionaries in Uganda for a number of years. They saw firsthand the poverty and struggles that families in Uganda live with on a daily basis. While living there, Suzy frequently visited an open-air market where various handmade items were sold- wall hangings of wood and banana fibers, colorful paintings, wood and stone carvings, leather shoes and bags, and all sorts of paper bead jewelry (which is dipped in acrylic to make it waterproof). She often brought visitors to the market, and even brought home the paper bead jewelry to the states, as gifts for friends and relatives. Soon friends and family were asking how they could purchase the jewelry themselves. And that's where the idea for Friday Market Beads was born. Suzy and Bob saw a way to help the women in Uganda sell their jewelry to a larger market.
So- how do you get one? Well I'm giving away The Original Paper Bead Necklace to one lucky reader.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. It may take a minute to load, so be patient. You get one entry for each of the first few entries, 2 entries if you tweet about the giveaway, and 10 entries if you host a party. To host a party, you just contact Suzy to let her know what you want to do. She will send you a party kit to use for your party. And, you earn a 30% commission!
See below to enter. You have until Sunday night at 11:59pm. I'll announce the winner next Monday.