Mzuribeads is working with cooperatives of women who learn beadmaking to generate an income for themselves and their families. If you’re looking for truly handmade, unique and one off beads – look no further!
We produce and sell Ugandan barkcloth, banana leaf and recycled paper and glass beads
We sell to wholesale and retail online
Our beads are handmade by cooperatives of village womens groups, generating much needed income
We also sell jewelry making kits and finished jewelry and handmade cards.
What got you started crafting?
We work with cooperatives of women who learn this skill to generate an income for themselves and their families.
What is your source of inspiration?
Recycled and naturally sourced materials.
What have you made recently?
Our barkloth bead range was introduced this year. Barkcloth is one of the oldest materials used in Africa and is made by beating sodden strips of the inner bark of trees into sheets. Alike our recycled paper beads, it is cut into strips and rolled into form.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Online at www.mzuribeads.com and some bead exhibitions
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
We are all about specialty, well made, one off beads.