Sprinkled With Love

Welcome to Sprinkled With Love! I started this blog in 2009 when I started taking Wilton cake decorating classes, as a way to share my decorated cakes with others. Since then my family & friends have kept me busy creating birthday cakes, wedding cakes & more. Sprinkled with love has grown to be so much more since then. Please take a look around to see what I have been up to, and remember, share some love and leave a comment!



Monday, June 11, 2012

BeadforLife Review and Upcoming Giveaway

I am so excited to share BeadforLife with you.  I received my first piece of BeadforLife jewelry in 2010 and was intrigued not only by its beauty, but with the little card that was included that shared their story.


"BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunitites for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone."-Mission Statement

BeadforLife currently works with Ugandans to sell beaded jewelry.  Each piece of jewelry is made from colourful, reycled paper that is rolled into beautiful beads.  The beads are laquered and then strung together to create bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.  BeadforLife purchases the jewelery from Beaders at Fair Trade prices and then sells the pieces via their online store and through BeadParties.  They have helped to reach a new market for the jewelry that the Beaders could not have done on their own.
Look at the amazing colours!

BeadforLife also helps women in Northern Uganda, who gather shea nuts and press them into shea butter. BeadforLife makes and sells Shea Butter Soap, Peppermint Lip Balm, Shea Nilotica and 100% All Natural Shea Butter made from these nuts.  I have used the Lip Balm and love it!
BeadforLife also provides Affordable Housing Programs, Medical Programs, Vocational Training Programs and Entrepreneurial Development Programs.  Check out their website for more information on these programs.

Some of the jewelery I was sent for my BeadParty. You will fall in love with every piece!

BeadParties are a very important part of BeadforLife, and I highly recommend them to everyone.  They are super easy to host, and a great way to help impoverished women in Uganga.  You can sign up online and it costs you nothing.  If you host a party before August 31, make sure to sign up for the special Summer Selection and the limited Etana Necklace will be included in your package.  After you sign up, a package will arrive with all of the products and promotional information that you need, including a DVD with the touching stories of some of the women from Uganda.  It is a great way to share this amazing organization with your family and friends, and includes free shipping to return the products your don't sell.

While BeadParties are great for home parties, there are so many more options.  I hosted a BeadParty and sold them at a few of my husband's hockey games.  My sister-in-law used the school curriculum and then her class hosted a BeadParty at their Spring Concert.  They sold almost every product that they received.  It was amazing how the entire town came together to support the students and their wonderful cause!  Perhaps you could sell that am a Farmer's Market or host a BeadParty through your church.  The possibilities are endless and you will feel good knowing that you are helping others.  One person CAN make a difference!

Make a Difference
Bracelets start at only $5, and Shea Butter Soap and the Peppermint Lip Balm are only $4.  All items are reasonably priced and go to a great cause.  Make a purchase online, or host a BeadParty and introduce these wonderful products to your family and friends.  Leave a comment saying that Sprinkled With Love sent you, as I would love to know how many of my readers will be sharing BeadforLife with others!

WIN IT!
Come back from June 18th-24th during the Summer Solstice Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC for your chance to win a Madaala Necklace in the colour of your choice!


Please visit BeadforLife.org. I hope that you will be inspired to share their story with your family and friends. After visiting their website, please leave a comment below with something you learned or your favourite product from the store. 


75 comments:

  1. Very cool, I love these beads. Can't wait for Summer Solstice to start tomorrow.

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  2. These are gorgeous pieces of jewelry for women of any age! I have a few pieces myself, and always get compliments on them. They are original and colourful. You also feel great wearing this jewelry knowing that the money supports a good cause.

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  3. I love these beads! Can't to enter!

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  4. I liked the Madaala necklace!

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  5. Such pretty things! I was very surprised to learn that these are being made with recycled paper. What a great idea this is. I really liked the collections of loose beads, as an opportunity to get creative.

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  6. i like the Sanyu Single Long Necklace

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  7. The Madaala necklace and the Etanu necklace are both gorgeous!

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  8. Oooh, I love Leena Three Strand Bracelet.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  9. Asaba Triple Swirl Necklace is beautiful

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  10. I really like the
    Sanyu Bangle Bracelet. Thanks.
    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  11. How beautiful! I really like the Etana Necklace!

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  12. All of their product are beautiful. I think I would love to try the peppermint lip balm.

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  13. These are all so pretty! I loved the Musana Short Necklace.

    http://beadforlifestore.org/musana-short-multi-colored-necklace.asp

    My Name: heather abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  14. They have a lot of variety and great styles. Looking forwarding to winning!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  15. love the zola band bracelet; http://beadforlifestore.org/zola-band-bracelet.asp

    very pretty!

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  16. i like the Leena Three Strand Necklace in blue

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  17. I learned that these woman make beads from recycled paper! Awesome way to be good stewards! I love the Leena Three Strand Bracelet!

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  18. I like the bangle bracelets. Very pretty colours!

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  19. I love the Moyo Five Strand Necklace!

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  20. I like the Musana Bangle bracelete

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  21. I like the Madaala and the Etana necklaces. I can't pick between them!

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  22. I love the Sanyu Bangle Bracelet.

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  23. Those are beautiful and what a great cause!The Moyo strand necklace is gorgeous

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  24. the Shea Butter Soap is something I'd love to try!

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  25. I thought the musana bangle bracelet was pretty!

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  26. Wow! These are all so gorgeous!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com
    dee seahawk

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  27. I like the Obi Band for my husband

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  28. Megan E.

    I love the Moyo Five Strand Necklace. Beautiful pieces.

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  29. Those are beautiful pictures!!!! I love them all.

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  30. I really like the Moyo Five Strand Necklace

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  31. I love that they have stuff for men, too!

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  32. I love the Leena Three Strand Necklace

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  33. i love the leena earrings!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  34. i love the asaba necklace...very pretty

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  35. The Zola Band Bracelet is awesome!

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  36. I love the Leena three strand bracelet.

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  37. I learned that they are a nonprofit organization and a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
    beh2351@frontier.com

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  38. I would like to try the Peppermint Lip Balm.

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  39. Very cool! I love the Leena collection.

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  40. Love the lena three strand bracelet.

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  41. I like: http://beadforlifestore.org/etana-necklace.asp

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  42. I like the musana short necklace.

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  43. I really like the Musana Bangle Bracelet.

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  44. Leena Three Strand Bracelet.
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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  45. I like the Musana Bangle Bracelet. Very colorful.

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  46. I really love this necklace!! I like the bright beautiful colors!

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  47. I like the Musana Bangle Bracelets.

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  48. I love The Moyo 5 Strand Necklace!

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  49. I like the Sanyu Single Long Necklace.

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  50. found it very informative...and would not have guessed that BeadforLife makes and sells Shea Butter Soap, Peppermint Lip Balm, Shea Nilotica and 100% All Natural Shea Butter made from these nuts.

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  51. Really interesting, I will definitely check this site out thoroughly. I like the Sanyu collection and lots of other things!

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  52. I never realized how gorgeous and affordable these were!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com
    dee seahawk

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  53. I like the Obi Band - emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  54. i really love their Musana Bangle Bracelet and their Imena Painted Necklace they are so pretty!

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  55. would love to make a necklace with the Savanna Purple/Pink Loose Beads.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  56. I love the Zola Band Bracelet in purple But I love almost anything in purple

    lpninpain at gmail dot com

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  57. really lovely and it helps make the planet a better place! I'd also like the Peppermint Lip Balm

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  58. I love the Musana Bangle Bracelet. Very pretty jewlery..

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  59. love this necklace
    Imena Painted Necklace

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  60. I really like the Musana Bangle Bracelet or the Leena 3 strand bracelet...both are super cute!

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  61. i like the Triple Earrings in purple

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  62. BeadforLife is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization is something that I learned from the website

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  63. Musana short necklace

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  64. I love the Triple Earring in green!
    (toocaringforyou22 at yahoo dot com on rafflecopter)

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  65. it's nice that there are many roles involved in the organization so many people can be involved in the mission

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  66. All the beads are absolutely beautiful and I really want to try the Shea Butter Soap. Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful company.

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  67. I really like the Zola Band Bracelet!

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  68. My favorite item is the Musana Short Necklace.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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