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Use Kazuri Beads for Making Wire Vase Pendants!

Did you know you can make lovely wire vase pendants based on the tree of life idea?  And that Kazuri beads are ideal for the vases?  That’s because they have larger holes and allow the passage of several wire lengths.  Check out the new tutorial from one of our Design Team members, Pearl Blay of The Beading Gem.  She also includes links to other tutorials on how to complete cord necklaces.

 

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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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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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Sandra Francour’s Imvelo Swazi Ceramic Pendant Necklace Designs

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.”

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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!

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