On the First day of Christmas (2011 edition)

My true love gave to me: Jewelry made out of 100% recycled paper by internally displaced women in Northern Uganda.

31 Bits currently employes 99 women in Northern Uganda…purchasing beads from them, giving them English lessons and financial training. So good. And that’s just the beginning. Nearly one-third of the women employed by 31 Bits are HIV positive. Through their counseling and health programs the women are able to learn to manage their disease and care for themselves both mentally and physically.

31 Bits offers handcrafted bead work that is both practical and whimsical at the same time.  The beads are beautiful worn with a t-shirt or even a wedding gown. (check out the bridal line!) And with earthy, imaginative names like “Apple Drape”, “Golden Hollow”, and “Rosebury” 31’s pieces become even more delightful.

Today we are honored to do a giveaway with 31 Bits.

I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Presenting the “Grove”

This picture is fabulous.  But it almost doesn’t do justice to the great bead work going on here. The texture in this particular piece is almost mouth-watering.

So how does one acquire this piece? There are 4 ways:

1. Leave a Comment, tell us which piece is your favorite! 31 Bits

2. Share this on Facebook (suggestion below)
12 days of Christmas! 1st giveaway from 31Bits (Grove necklace) — http://bit.ly/tfNZYC

3. Like 31 Bits on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @31bits (if you haven’t already)

4.  Tweet this! (copy and paste below)
12 days of Christmas! 1st giveaway from @31bits (Grove necklace) — http://bit.ly/tfNZYC #aroadhome

Don’t forget to let me know what you did! An entry for each action.

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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