Tag Archives: polymer clay

Our Huge Annual Sale is Here!

It’s here, it’s here! Our huge annual sale begins this Saturday from January 2 to 7. Be sure to save the dates as you wouldn’t want to miss the offers!

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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.

Helen breil_magazine article

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Coming Soon! Semi Annual Sale and Helen Breil Texture Stamp Sale

We have a double treat in store with two upcoming sales. The first is our Kazuri Bead semi-annual sale from June 25-28, 2015. This sale is for 30% off hundreds of beads and pendants so there is plenty of choice. Remember that your purchases helps create jobs and lift many women and their families out of dire poverty. Browse our selection here.

kazuri sale june

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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.

sandra francour design 1

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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 !

disk vol 2

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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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Helen Breil Contest Winners!

Many stunning designs were submitted for the Helen Briel Polymer Clay Design Contest, making the judges’ work hard indeed!  The 3 winning designs were chosen for their wonderful sense of color, texture, pattern, originality and level of difficulty.

First prize went to Nirmala Edwards who used Helen’s Conga and Fandango Texture Stamps in unique and sophisticated ways.  Helen Breil said, “An exotic touch that suits Kazuri!”

Helen Briel Contest A winner 1

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