On Friday, I attended a “BeadforLife BeadWear” party at a friend’s house. There were no demonstrations or games, just beaded jewelry for sale made by Ugandan women who are struggling with AIDS, poverty and violence. The women use colorful magazines to roll the beads which are then sold around the world through BeadWear parties. The “BeadforLife” Web site goes into a lot of detail about the women who bead, their mission, the jewelry, how to host a party, etc. It’s really quite an amazing project. Because the beads are made from rolled strips of colored paper (from magazines), every piece of jewelry is unique. ThereRead More →