This isn’t a delicious pile of candy; it’s a necklace of beads handmade from strips of magazine pages! (And a gift from my super-sweet friends at Micato Safaris. They know Kenya better than anyone so it’s no wonder they discovered such a treasure.)
Fair-trade workers in Kenya craft the beads by cutting a thin strip from a colorful page, rolling it tightly from end to end and sealing with a daub of glue, then soaking it in varnish. They’re so intriguingly beautiful, and if you look closely, you can see text from long-ago stories. The company is called Acacia Creations (not a polished site, but it tells the story and lists retailers) and the artisans share in the profits.
Surely a lovelier end for reading materials than as fishwrap. And it suits the Western-Boho-native vibe upon us for fall.