7-year-old hopes her ‘Beads of Love’ help Nigerian refugees

One 7-year-old Tippecanoe County girl is making her Beads of Love to sell, all in an effort to raise money for Nigerian refugees. (WLFI Photo)
One 7-year-old Tippecanoe County girl is making her Beads of Love to sell, all in an effort to raise money for Nigerian refugees. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — One Tippecanoe County second-grader’s business became an instant hit overnight. The 7-year-old Cole Elementary School student makes jewelry.

Keely Frier has earned more than $200 through her sales, and said she will be donating that money to a good cause.

“I give the money to the people, the Nigerian people,” she said.

Keely said while other kids are outside playing, she is inside making her products. She makes and sells custom earrings and bracelets.

Her father, Cliff Frier, says she bought the supplies with her own money. The money she makes will be donated to Nigerian refugees — a cause supported by her church.

“I give Keely a quarter a day every time she makes her bed. Well, she had, she saved up to $30,” Cliff Frier said.

Keely said it takes a lot of time to make jewelry for the amount of customers she is now getting.

“With bigger beads, it takes me for, probably 10 minutes,” she said. “And then with smaller smaller beads, like these, it takes me probably like 30 minutes because it’s really hard to get them on.”

Keely made sure that all of her bracelets are one size fits all.

“We make them all from little kids to even my grandma. She’s in her 90s,” said Cliff Frier.

The hope is to continue raising money and she said it is nice to support people.

“Yeah, and Jesus likes when you do that,” said Keely Frier.

She is looking forward to making more jewelry to help the refugees.

For information on how you can buy the jewelry, visit Keely’s Beads of Love on Facebook.

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