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Monday, October 4, 2010

Bead Tour of Ghana

Phyllis returned from a recent trip to Ghana to buy more beads and to train the women who are now the main artisans for the bracelets. There is a team of five Ghanaian women who are hand-creating the beautiful designs. They worked tirelessly the entire week, and Phyllis was able to bring home 240 designs including the original design silver wrap bracelets, others made with antique Christmas beads, as well as other new designs.

While on her bead tour, Phyllis visited the Cedi bead industry and was given a tour of the factory by Mr. Cedi, himself. The Cedi bead industry is the largest producer of recycled glass beads in Ghana and his designs are renowned in the US and around the world.

At the end of the week, the jewelry artisans were exhausted, but so thankful to have produced so many bracelets! The women were blessed by their work, and with their earnings even expressed a desire to help other women in need in their country. What an incredible journey we are embarking on! God has already richly blessed this ministry and it is only the beginning!


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