Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Lily and Laura Bracelets







Only recently have I discovered these handmade bracelets, and I am now in love with them...
One of the parts that I love about these bracelets is that by buying one, you are not only getting a completely individual design, but you are also supporting a great cause. Women artists in Nepal handcraft these bracelets, more specifically in the Kathmandu Valley. In particular, the business aims to pay more than fair trade wages to the artists in Nepal, therefore improving the quality of their lives. You wouldn't think this would be possible when a bracelet only costs you $12.50 on Ebay, but it's true! 
The fact that each bracelet is beautifully crafted, and is made from handcrafted, crocheted glass beads makes them even more special. I can't wait to buy a few of these (may have to wait until pay day!).





Image credit: 
1. http://myworld.ebay.com/pellmell?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
2. https://www.facebook.com/lilyandlaura