Small strips of paper are carefully rolled up, dyed, dried, and strung together to create these beautiful necklaces. To achieve the bright coloring seen in every bead, the widows in Uganda dip the beads into a dye of their choice and let it dry. They must repeat this dyeing and drying process seven times over. The women then string up clothing lines all around their villages and hang up the paper beads to dry. What a detailed process for these incredible necklaces!