Item: Fair Trade Kazuri Beads Type: Jambo Design - Phoenix Family Colors: White, Red and Black Size: 22mm Pita Pat Hole size: 1.5 - 2mm Price: $3.50 per bead Material: Ceramic, Clay from Mt. Kenya Size Conversion: 25.4mm = 1 inch
*Note - These are hand made, hand painted beads. There may be some slight variations in colors and design in each bead. You will receive a bead very close if not precisely like the pictured item.
These are genuine Kazuri Beads from Nairobi in Kenya...A Fair Trade Bead distributed through Kazuri Beads East, an Authorized Kazuri Dealer since 2001.
Kazuri Beads are beautiful one-of-a-kind clay beads that are hand made by women in Kenya, Africa who are paid fair wages for their work and enjoy favorable working conditions. These women are often sole providers for their children and families. From these beautiful beads you can create one of a kind meaningful jewelry - just add your creative designing talents, spacer beads and finishing touches!
Kenya…Magic Land of hot colors, fiery sunsets, ocean blues, sandy plains, pounding hooves and spotted shadows. This is the home of the original small and beautiful Kazuri Bead. These one-of-a-kind clay beads are hand made from the earthen clay of Mt. Kenya by women in Kenya, Africa. The colorful artwork and uniqueness of these beads reflect the true beauty of Africa.
It is an involved process…After the earthen clay is brought down from Mt. Kenya it is made into a soft malleable consistency. Beads are then shaped by hand, kiln fired into “bisque” then hand painted with colorful “glazes” (paints). The bead is then fired again in an electric kiln. During the rainy season electricity is often interrupted during the process, which results in loss of the entire kiln contents. It takes 3 months from designing a bead to its arrival in the USA.
Kazuri Beads East is honored to be a part of empowering these women by supporting their efforts, which also helps ensure their ongoing success with this project.
Thank you for your interest in Kazuri beads and know that your purchase will help to create additional jobs for women who are waiting for openings in the workshop…And thank you for loving these beads as much as we do!
Please visit our web site for More regular single retail beads at www.kazuribeadseast.com
Our goal at Kazuri Beads is your complete satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with your purchase please let us know right away. resolution options include:
*Full refund of merchandise cost (once it is received back by us) - shipping charges are not included. or *Exchange and any cost adjustment needed.
Returned merchandise must be unopened, unused and in its original packaging. If item is cellophane wrapped, the wrapping must be in its original condition. Returns must be made within 21 days of purchase.
Refunds will be applied to your original payment method. Shipping & Handling cost will be paid by customer for exchanges. Exchanges over $25.00 will require a $5.00 restock fee.