Category Archives: Samunnat

Don’t Miss the Annual Kazuri Beads Sale – January 2-10!

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.

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Arizona Turquoise and Samunnat Bindu Beads Necklace

This beautiful and bright necklace was designed by Sandra Francour, one of our design team members. She used real Arizona turqouise which was not dyed or stabilized – an uncommon material these days as so many opaque gemstones have been treated in some way. She teamed the gemstone with polymer clay Samunnat bindu beads. What a lovely mix of natural and manmade materials!

Turquoise bindu necklace 1

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Introducing Wendy Moore’s Jewelry Designs

Wendy Moore is an extraordinary Australian polymer clay artist is another design team member we are proud to have. She said, “I have created with polymer, a relatively modern synthetic modeling material, for over two decades and am still discovering new delights. I have always been fascinated by colour and jewelry and polymer allows me to indulge that fascination endlessly.”

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Winners of the Handmade Slider Bead Contest

The judges had a hard time trying to decide which designs deserved to win in our most recent handmade slider bead contest.  Entrants used a variety of techniques and materials in their designs which all showed the versatility of Kazuri ceramic and Samunnat Nepal beads in jewelry making.

The winning pieces were chosen on the basis of creativity, composition and craftmanship.

Without further ado, here are the winners!

FIRST PLACE : Linda Lydon

1st price Linda Lydon

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Introducing Sandra Francour Designs

We are absolutely delighted to be introducing another Kazuri West – Many Hands Marketplace Design Team Member, Sandra Francour of Sandra’sDesigns.  San Diego based Sandra specializes in beautiful jewelry inspired by world travels.

mask kazuri necklace S francour

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Samunnat Nepal’s New Workshop

The women at Samunnat Nepal are reveling in their new workshop!  A wonderful place where they can work and make beads for Kazuri West! Their new home was made possible by generous donations from the international polymer clay community.

outside Samunnat Nepal

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New Contest! Show Off Your Handmade Slider Bead Jewelry Designs

Show off your jewelry designs featuring either Kazuri ceramic beads or Samunnat polymer clay large hole slider beads and you could win a prize with our latest design contest. Not only that, you will be helping these women’s collectives thrive.  Take the challenge  and move beyond your comfort zone and show us how creative you can be with these large hole slider beads.
Kazuri bead Regaliz leather bracelet

Kazuri Bead Regaliz Leather Bracelet

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