A group and me from my church made these necklaces for a mission trip. We also included the materials needed for women in poor countries to start their own home businesses by selling the necklaces. It was fun and a delight to know that we were helping others!
I have two paper bead necklaces in my collection. The first was given to me by a home stay hostess on a choir trip in college. They repurposed their church bulletins before repurposing was even a term. The second I bought from a woman who was raising funds for a mission trip. :)