Handmade Paper Beads. Haiti made. Girls craft kits. Make your own jewelry. Crafts for kids. Make a necklace. Fairtrade beads. Craft projects

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States

Made in Port-de-Paix, Haiti

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These unique paper beads were handmade by 7 women working in a Haitian brothel. Working in the brothel is an extremely difficult life to say the least, with terrible pay. Earning an excellent, livable wage creating paper beads has provided an opportunity for these women to leave the brothel and make a better life for themselves!

100% of the profits from your purchase go back into this artisan program so that a life of "Libète" ("liberty") can remain possible. Your purchase makes a difference!

These multi-colored beads are available in sets of 100 or 500. The ladies hand-make the beads by cutting recycled magazines and catalogs and rolling them into shape, then sealing them with a varnish. Each bead is completely unique - no two are alike! Your beads will come with a tag, signed by the artist who created them.

Please note that these beads are coated with varnish but should not be worn in the shower or when you swim. They are made from paper, so they shouldn't be exposed long term to water.

*Need certain colors? Feel free to leave a note on your order and I will do my very best to accommodate you! (i.e. pastel beads only, mostly black & white beads, etc).

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P.S. **Do you live in Lexington, KY? You can save the shipping charge by using the code "LOCAL" when you check out and I'll happily hand deliver your purchase to you!

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    Jul 1, 2017 by jlwebb737

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States
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*Shipping to US addresses only. In another country? Please inquire and I'll see what I can do!

HaitiHoopsBoutique ships within the US. Your hoop or paper bead item will be on its way to you within 1-2 business days ... I'm usually pretty prompt :)

All items will be carefully packaged and sent via USPS with a delivery confirmation which I will provide for you.

Please verify that your address is correct before purchasing. Once an item has shipped, I am not responsible for its delivery.


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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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If you have any questions about my items, please ask before you purchase.

And if something isn't right when your item arrives, please contact me! I want you to be happy with your purchase and will do my best to that end.

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Need a custom hoop? I would love to make something special for you! Contact me and I'll see what we can do: heyneile@aol.com