Tag Archives: ceramic

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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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.

swazi bracelet 1

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Introducing the Kazuri Tree of Life Ceramic Discs and Free Tutorial

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!

tree of life wire kazuri necklace modeled 2 LOGO

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The Beading Gem’s Slider Bead Bracelet Designss

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.

kazuri west slider bracelets LOGO

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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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