Do you need a unique gift for someone this Christmas? About a year ago, my sister-in-law gave me a very pretty blue necklace from the Bead For Life organization. The jewelry is made by women in Africa, many suffering from AIDS and other problems. By creating and selling the beads, these women are able to earn money for food, medicine, schools and help them get out of poverty. I had never heard of the group before I received the necklace. Click here to visit the store. The necklace I have is the triple swirl in dark blue. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm amazed every time I wear it because I can't believe the beads are made of paper. Since the beads are made from paper from magazines, old calendars and cereal boxes, each necklace is unique in color and design. Mine is a dark blue, not the lighter blue you see in the store. Check out the website for more information if you're interested. Not only can you purchase jewelry directly from them, but there are other ways you can help support them with hosting bead parties, donations and more. This summer my daughters went to a large Christian music festival in Washington and they both came home with Bead for Life bracelets. Those were just as pretty as the necklace I have. I'd like to get the long necklace next. These would make great gifts for the Holidays -- very unique.