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Recycled Paper Sailboat Earrings Crafted by Hand in Ghana, "Yellow Boats"

Akwele Suma designs earrings of maritime charm in a festive yellow hue. She... more

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Akwele Suma designs earrings of maritime charm in a festive yellow hue. She recycles paper by folding it into boats with terracotta masts and recycled plastic bead anchors. These Ghanaian handcrafted earrings exude playful naivete and an eco-conscious mindset.

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.

  • 2 grams
  • 0.07 oz
  • 4.5 cm L x 3 cm W
  • 1.8" L x 1.2" W

  • Recycled paper, terracotta, recycled plastic, brass hooks
  • Hook earrings
  • Recycled materials may vary slightly in color and/or pattern
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Sarah Battaglia

From Scottsdale, AZ

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12/11/2021

"Lovely!"

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Beautiful work.

Purchased Item:

Golden Dawn, Handcrafted Modern Recycled Paper Beaded Bracelet

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  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

Richard

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08/24/2021

"the freedom"

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nice

Purchased Item:

World Traveler, Sese Wood and Recycled Paper Bead Unisex Bracelet

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Janet

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08/17/2021

"Sturdy earrings!"

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These are delightful little bells. No ringer, but since they are on the ears, that is a plus! Very sturdy for paper.

Best Uses

  • Would make a great gift!

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Mele

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07/23/2021

"Subtle shades"

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I really like the colors used in these earrings -- they are study and subtle and go well with a number of different outfits. I love that they are handcrafted and lightweight, as well.

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Ginger

From Alaska, United States

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06/03/2021

"Im ordering again"

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Pair number 2! Its so nice to know that I am doing something good for the planet...and Akwele has an eye for beauty!!

Purchased Item:

Naa Araa Royalty, Recycled Paper and Sese Wood Dangle Earrings from Ghana

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Layan

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03/06/2021

"pretty and original earrings"

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Nice craftsmanship and elegant execution

Purchased Item:

Beach at Dawn, Blue Recycled Paper Dangle Earrings from Ghana

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Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Akwele is currently supporting the education of her own child and three others, from primary school all the way to the university level.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Akwele Suma has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as paper, glue, hooks, and clasps; and also to employ additional workers to assist her in production.

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Akwele has one child that she cares for.

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Recycled paper and terracotta dangle earrings, Yellow Boats

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Akwele Suma

Akwele Suma

West Africa

Recycled paper and fashion jewelry, and original paintings

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