Our African paper bead necklace is carefully handcrafted. These colorful beads were rolled by hand in Uganda, using recycled paper cut into strips, and were finished with an odorless, non-toxic sealant. A Ugandan artisan then assembled the bracelet by hand. It is comfortable to wear and gives any outfit that pop of style! All our paper beads are covered in a varnish to protect them from everyday wear. We remind you that they ARE paper, however, so keep them out of water!