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Kazuri Bead Necklace, Turquoise Necklace, Fair Trade Jewelry, African Jewelry

I fell in love with this Kazuri bead the minute I saw it. And then when I found out the Kazuri Beads company is in Kenya, Africa, and a member of the Fair Trade Act, I had to have it! Kazuri is a Swahili word for "small and beautiful," and the beads are made with clay from the Mt Kenya area.

The company began in 1975 when Lady Susan Wood (born and raised in Africa by her missionary parents) hired two disadvantaged women then realized many more women were in need of jobs. Thus, Kazuri Beads was created as a help center for the needy women, especially single mothers who had no other source of income. Today Kazuri Beads is a factory employing over 120 women and men. The women are trained to produce these unique and beautiful beads. You can read more of the story at

This particular bead is so smooth and gorgeous! I added a clear and gold Czech glass leaf bead at the bottom and a turquoise cube above the Kazuri bead. The ensemble hangs from soft, chocolate brown leather; and a hand-forged clasp with turquoise bead completes the look. The end result is a very earthy and natural feel.


Kazuri clay bead - 29mm x 32mm
Leather, including clasp and chain links - extends 16.5" to 17"
Bead ensemble - 2.75" from top of the turquoise cube to the tip of the Czech glass leaf bead

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Kazuri Bead Necklace, Turquoise Necklace, Fair Trade Jewelry, African Jewelry


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pendant, Kazuri clay bead, turquoise cube bead, turquoise nugget, Czech glass leaf bead, Vintaj parawire, deer skin leather
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 44 reviews
  • Favorited by: 20 people