A small but growing community of eco-friendly entrepreneurs is coming to Tarrant County

May 25, 2022

On the same street where she operates a boutique in Arlington, Tschaner Sefas Azubuike has previously responded to emergency calls as a 911 operator at the city’s dispatch center.

Between calls – many of which are from female victims of domestic violence – Azubuike often turned to her favorite art form: Turning paper into beads that could then be used in colorful and unique jewelry.

“It was very overwhelming for me and it upset me that I couldn’t reach these women,” she said. “I never knew what happened after the calls. I thought, ‘How can I translate this from paper beads into a work of art that reaches out to these women?'”

The result of this project, titled “Nurture Me Please”, hangs above 31:13 Eco-friendly accessorieslocated at 308 W. Main Street as part of the art coworking space and gallery Create Arlington. Since opening the store in February, Azubuike has showcased earrings, rings, bracelets and lightweight art that she creates from recycled paper using a rolling technique that originated in Uganda. .

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