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R&T News Flash   May 4, 2011

Make a Colorful Difference with Fair-Trade Beads

Create beautiful jewelry with beads that help a beautiful cause! Fair-trade paper beads are lightweight, colorful and economical, making them perfect for a wide variety of summer jewelry and year-round designs. Hand-rolled from long strips of paper, the completed beads are dipped in resin lacquer for increased durability. Best yet, part of the bead-sale profits go to humanitarian projects in communities where the beads are made. Click here to find out more. Other news: traveling bead shows & free Image Transfer tutorial!

Make a colorful difference with fair-trade paper beads.

Fair-Trade Paper Beads

Jewelry Inspiration:

Create a festive, ethnic look with this paper bead necklace.
"Shiny Happy Paper People" Necklace

More About These Paper Beads

Our fair-trade paper beads come from Change for Children, a program that helps rural Ugandan women who have little access to education, infrastructure or gainful employment. The women make paper beads using local materials. Selling these beads gives Ugandan women both the financial resources and mental empowerment to provide for themselves, their children and their communities.

Change for Children not only purchases the beads at a fair price, but also gives back 10% of its gross profits to humanitarian projects working within the communities where these beads are made.

Click here to find a road show near you.

Visit a Bead Show in Your Town!

Rings & Things' traveling bead shows bring 1,000's of unique gemstone beads to communities across the continental USA! Most beads at our shows are special strands not available in our catalog or online store. All show customers get 15% off wholesale prices on most bead strands.

These RT-exclusive shows have no other vendors. Find answers to your questions, and see images of beads from past shows, in our road show FAQ.

Shows are invitation only. Click here to request your invitation.

Between May 4-18, we will be in Milwaukee, Chicago, Lansing, Indianapolis, Louisville and Sacramento.

Click here for all scheduled 2011 dates & locations.

Image Transfer Tutorial

Click here to see the tutorial. Click here to see the tutorial.

If you haven't been reading the Rings & Things Blog, you've missed some great FREE jewelry-making tutorials! The most recent tutorial is "Two Ways to Color Metal using Image Transfer Solution".

Find out how to use ITS™ to transfer images and to add colors to metal components for a faux enamel look, faux patina and more! The tutorial comes complete with a lot of colorful photographs.

If you have questions about image transfer, post them at the bottom of the Blog tutorial and our designers will be glad to help you out!

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