The group also had the opportunity to visit both Tet's Bead Industry, as well as TK's Bead Industry. Both of these local bead makers specialize in making the recycled glass beads which are found in Kairos 10 bracelets. The process of making the beads is lengthy and involves pounding used glass bottles into fine powder, pouring the powder into molds, adding powder pigment, firing the beads in a clay oven, and finally shaping and hand-polishing them. Kairos beaders worked diligently throughout the week and were able to complete over 1600 bracelets which are now in the US! New creations includes bracelets featuring school colors with hand-painted beads, and many new colors and new beads.
Overall the trip was a success and God continues to grow and bless the efforts of Kairos 10, as many more people receive protection from malaria and hope for their villages.
|Recycling glass for beads|
|Pouring glass powder into molds to be fired|
|Coming home with Kairos luggage!|