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"There is strength in numbers," believes Ghanaian designer Akwele Suma as she designs this necklace. She rolls paper recycled from printed materials, creating a variety of shapes that together form an elegant composition. Suma selects a palette of colors that includes grey, cream, red, orange, purple, green,blue, black and brown. The necklace features sese wood beads and a brass clasp.
The artist uses the paper at hand so paper colors will vary, making each design a unique example of handcrafted art. These beads receive a protective coat of clear nail polish.
Akwele is currently supporting the education of her own child and three others, from primary school all the way to the university level.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Akwele has one child that she cares for.