Share Your Designs and Win Beads!

We were simply delighted when Charlene Stark sent us this photograph of her Tree of Life pendant.  She made it using the free tutorial written by The Beading Gem, one of our Design Team members.

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Helen Breil’s Clever Magnetic Polymer Clay Jewelry

Helen Breil is the creative polymer clay artist behind the wonderful texture plates we carry on Kazuri West | Many Hands Marketplace.  Recently her clever magnetic polymer clay jewelry design technique was featured in the summer issue of the Polymer Arts magazine.

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Kazuri Jewelry at the New Camaldoli Hemitage

Kazuri beads travel the world and sometimes ends up in the most unlikely of places. Paulette Walther, the founder of Kazuri West which imports the beads from the African collective, donated a large number of 10 mm beads to someone she knew, a board director, at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California.

red egg jewelry

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Kerrie Slade’s Beaded Kazuri Kritters in Bead & Button Magazine!

Remember Kerrie Slade’s amazing beaded Kazuri button animals we featured a while back? Well, this Design Team member wanted to write a tutorial for them so others could make their own. However, Kerrie explained on her blog that “The pins were originally going to be published as a project in Bead and Button, but it was later discovered that they are not as simple as they perhaps look and so they are not really suitable for a project.”

beaded Kazuri Kritters

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Don’t Miss Our Buck a Bead Sale – It’s Our Best Sale Ever!

It’s baaaack!  Get ready for our annual Buck a Bead sale!  Our best sale ever where you can save loads is on from August 1 through August 5.  The Kazuri beads are just $1 each, small ones are 0.75 cents and pendants are $2.  We affectionately call these our orphan beads.  They must be “adopted” as soon as possible so we can make room for new designs!

kazuri sale August 2015

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The Beading Gem’s Wire Crochet Kazuri Button Jewelry

Buttons are not just for fastening clothes! They can be used as focals in all sorts of jewelry designs. Pearl Blay of The Beading Gem, one of our Design Team members, created this collection of wire crochet jewelry with our Kazuri buttons.

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Kerrie Slade’s Beaded Designs in the Perlen Poesie Magazine!

It is always a thrill when a member of our Design Team gets featured in a magazine.  This time, is the turn of UK based bead artist, Kerrie Slade. The German beading magazine, Perlen Poesie did a wonderful in- depth artist profile on her for their issue 25 publication. Kerrie Slade Perlen Poesie cover large Continue reading