“Our heritage greatly influences our beads. Often times we borrow elements of our designs and technique from our environment, culture and traditions.”
- Artisans // 109
- Year Founded // 2004
Kenya Paper Beads: Jarida Crafts
On the Ondiek Estate in Nairobi, Kenya, a passionate group of approximately one hundred artisans gather to create stunningly colorful jewelry. Using a fascinating technique found across Africa, they repurpose old magazines to make beautiful hand rolled lacquer finished beads. Each member is extremely pleased with their work and the process has inspired many to develop their own unique designs ideas.
“I am proud of how we slowly started the journey, with difficulties, and made it to where we are today, working with our hands.”