Pearl Blay of The Beading Gem, one of our Design Team members, worked with us to help develop a new Kazuri product. These multi holed ceramic discs can be used to hang beaded dangles. But when the row of holes are positioned to the top of the pendants, they become the anchor points for making unique wired tree of life designs!
We would like to introduce Ifat Nesher, a Design Team Member, to you! She is an Israeli born artisan who is now based in Madrid, Spain. Her talent and incredible skill at intricate micro macrame work is inspiring. Shown here is her Kazuri West Collection where she teamed up cord knotting with some beautiful ceramic beads.
Making striking leather bracelets is a very fast and easy process. Teaming them up with Kazuri or Samunnat slider beads is another easy way to make designs pop! These two bracelet designs are by Design Team member, Pearl Blay, otherwise known as The Beading Gem.
Sandra Francour is one of our Design Team members. She is known for her “exclusive, one-of-a-kind handcrafted art jewelry inspired by living and traveling around the world.” She carefully selects unique beads and culturally rich components for her designs. She said, ” I call my work story-telling jewelry because most pieces have an interesting story.”
We hope you had a terrific holiday season and are looking forward to another year of fun jewelry making! Just in time to help kick off the new year is our big Annual Kazuri Beads Sale! You don’t want to miss this one. It runs from January 2-10.
This sale extravaganza is only for on-line retail orders and may not be combined with other offers. Please expect the selection to vary. All sales are final. First up are Kazuri ceramic beads. The sale beads are an incredible 50% off. Click here to see the sale beads.
Kazuri Ceramic Beads
Polymer clay artisans will be delighted to see that some of Helen Breil’s texture stamps are also on sale at 30% off!
Some of Helen Breil’s Texture Stamps
A selection of Samunnat polymer clay beads are also 50% off. That’s why our annual sale are so anticipated! These are amazing discounts. Great savings indeed for all.
We also have some new wonderful beads shown below. So hop on over and check out our site.
Beaders who get together regularly have a lot of fun sharing their jewelry making passion. It’s even more so when a jewelry group organizes a design challenge! One such group is Amigas Jewels in Mexico. It was founded by Susy Wright soon after she moved to Jalisco State. The approximately 30 member group are made up of US expatriates living on the north shore of Lake Chapala.
Susy explained, ” We meet twice a month to teach other new techniques or projects. We also have guest jewelry artists do demonstrations for us. Every year we have a “Challenge.” The theme changes each year. This year is the second time we have used a Kazuri bead as the theme for the Challenge.”
First Place Winner
Those who participated in this year’s challenge came up with a range of unique designs even though they all used the same pendant bead. They made good use of different beads and jewelry making techniques such as soutache, wire work, stringing, kumihimo, to make each necklace distinctive!
Second Place Winner
On judging day, the members and their guests vote for the winner. What a wonderful gathering that must have been! Thanks to all the members for some great inspirations!
Third Place Winner
Check out Kazuri West for the current range of pendant beads.
Kerrie Slade, a British bead artist and member of our Design Team came up with her adorable Kazuri Kritters collection. These bead embroidered pins feature Kazuri ceramic animal buttons. Kerrie gave each creature not only their own shade tree but also wrote little stories for them.