If you're looking to get off the beaten path on your visit to Kampala, this is the experience for you. Vayando has teamed up with 22STARS to offer a unique opportunity to visit the Acholi Quarters and learn about paper bead jewelry with Susan, the team lead of the 22STARS production house. Susan will walk you through all the steps involved in making their jewelry. You'll get to practice each step in the intricate process, then head home with a unique piece you've help make yourself.
Revenue generated from these visits goes into a fund managed by the women of 22STARS and is put towards the education and health of the team and their families. 22STARS jewlery is hand made from paper, then varnished with natural products - making each peace unique, lightweight, and waterproof.
Everything you need to practice your hand at making stunning paper bead jewelry.
Camera, an umbrella in the rainy season, drinking water, and the good will to learn about paper bead jewelry.
Susan was born in Northern Uganda and has lived most of her life in Gulu where her mother still lives. She fled to Kampala with her family the night their village was attacked by rebels. Susan’s first husband, a soldier, died in 1999. Her second husband went to Somalia in 2007 with a peacekeeping force and never returned.