Sandra Francour’s Travel Inspired Necklace Designs Featuring Samunnat Nepal’s Bindu Beads

Sandra Francour, one of our Design Team members is renowned for her travel inspired one of a kind jewelry designs. She has traveled and lived in many countries and her designs reflect her deep appreciation for other cultures. Here are two of her more recent designs which feature Samunnat Nepal’s bindu polymer clay beads.

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Kazuri and Samunnat Nepal Beads Featured in Just Jewelry! Magazine

We are delighted that jewelry designs featuring Kazuri ceramic and Sammunate Nepal polymer clay beads from our collections were recently published in a new magazine by Scott Publications, called Just Jewelry! These European leather bracelets were created by one of our Design Team members, Pearl Blay of The Beading Gem.

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Aftermath of Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake

The April 25 earthquake in Nepal devastated large swarths of the country. But to our great relief, all the ladies (some are shown below in their new uniform) and their mentors were safe. Their building is still standing. However, they are frightened to go inside buildings especially when they felt another earthquake on April 27.

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It’s Out! Global Studio Tools’ New Disc Set 2 for More Fun Polymer Clay Designs

Cynthia Tinapple is the renowned and award winning polymer clay designer, author and instructor who writes the immensely popular blog, Polymer Clay Daily. Her Global Studio Tool sets offer polymer clay artists unique extruder discs for fun polymer clay designs. Her Volume II disc set is now out !

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Coming Soon! Helen Breil’s New Collection of SilkScreen Design Templates

Are you a polymer clay artist? If so, you probably already know we carry Helen Breil’s wonderful line of texture stamps. She has come up with a new collection of silkscreen designs which are sure to wow! We will soon be carrying this unique products so stay tuned!

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Beautiful Handmade Pendants and Bracelets from Invelo Swazi

Most people have heard of Kazuri ceramic beads.  But there is another collective of women artisans based in Swaziland which is located in Southern Africa.  Imvelo Swazi make beautiful handmade pendants and bracelets.

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Meet The Team Behind Many Hands Marketplace Kazuri West

Many people know about Many Hands Marketplace Kazuri West but few know who the people behind the scenes are! Lincoln, California-based Paulette Walther is the founder of the Kazuri West.  She has been a crafter all her life including the making and painting of ceramics and jewelry making.

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