GIVEAWAY: Beads for Wildlife
A little while ago I put up some pics of me strutting around in my garden wearing amazing African bead jewellery with no explanation for my crazy antics. Well, there is always method to my madness, but before I get to that, check out these photos by Brooke Squires which show how the jewellery is worn in its native environment of Northern Kenya. When it comes to accessories, I am no match at all for these ladies (and gent).
The people in this part of Northern Kenya traditionally live off the land, but due to continuing drought, they cannot rely on income from agriculture any more, so are instead creating jewellery under the label Beads for Wildlife, which is sold at Zoos Victoria.
The bead business also helps protect wildlife whose habitat would be threatened if the people had no alternative but to keep trying to continue their agricultural practices. Now that’s something to celebrate!
Something else to celebrate is my Beads for Wildlife giveaway. While I can’t offer any of the huge neckpieces or headgear in the photos, I do have two little gift sets made up of one necklace and one Christmas decoration each.
Red necklace set:
Green necklace set:
Would you like one? Or do you know someone who might? If you would like to win a set, leave a comment saying whether you would like the green or red set (and feel free to babble on about anything else that takes your fancy too) – either on this post or via Twitter (@Leeyong_Soo) – by Wednesday, December 19. Remember to make sure I can contact you! I will let you know if you’ve won by December 20. And if you’d like to buy something from the Beads for Wildlife range, now’s the time, because there is free postage for a limited time, so click here!
What a great cause! And I love that animals are being looked after too! I love it when adversity leads to great ideas that can empower people and I hope they have success with it- so much colour to look at-amazing! Speaking of colour- I would love the red, such a great christmas ornament too! Thank you for highlighting this great initiative! x
Completely in love with this project! I have quite the collection of beads already – so shall leave the winning to another lucky person! xx
Wow, how beautiful!Thankyou so much for the opportunity to win!I love the Green set; it's so pretty!My email is email@example.com
They're both lovely, but green is the winner for me.I wanted to write something more creativ, but a day in the sun has fried my brain. 🙂
Wow what beautiful bead jewellery these African people make! I love the colours and patterns! My favourite would have to be the green set! I'm particularly pleased that there is a Christmas decoration in there as sadly my partner and I lost one of our decorations this year after our tree fell down 10 minutes after putting it up! Hee hee. RIP ballerina bulldog :). But seriously what a fantastic project and I'll definitely be checking out the Beads for Wildlife range.If I am the lucky winner please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Xxx
Oh how amazing are those African neck pieces. Incredible! What a great project concept too.I don't have a lot of green in my accessories wardrobe, so I would love the green beads.Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.Miss Bias :)email@example.com
I would love the red set – red is my favourite colour. I would add them to my tribal style belly dance costume.zenasnow (at) yahoo (dot) ca
(FYI, it's still Wed 19 Dec where I am!)