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I've been beading recreationally since the late 1980s, but the hobby took over my life in 2005. I make a point of bringing back interesting beads from my travels to Europe, Asia, and Africa and try to combine them into pieces that not only look fantastic, but also tell a story.

I was in the Peace Corps in Malawi, southern Africa, in the mid-1990s and was able to explore whole new realms of design influences while I was there, as well as seriously being bitten by the travel bug.

Among my favorite materials right now are ceramic beads from the Kazuri Women's Beadmaking Cooperative in Nairobi, Kenya. I visited there and was dazzled by 300 women making thousands of stunning beads by hand. Of course I had to support their efforts. Find out more about Kazuri at www.kazuri.com

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  • Female
  • Born on December 6
  • Joined November 25, 2007

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Kazuri ceramic, pearls, stones, silver

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About

I've been beading recreationally since the late 1980s, but the hobby took over my life in 2005. I make a point of bringing back interesting beads from my travels to Europe, Asia, and Africa and try to combine them into pieces that not only look fantastic, but also tell a story.

I was in the Peace Corps in Malawi, southern Africa, in the mid-1990s and was able to explore whole new realms of design influences while I was there, as well as seriously being bitten by the travel bug.

Among my favorite materials right now are ceramic beads from the Kazuri Women's Beadmaking Cooperative in Nairobi, Kenya. I visited there and was dazzled by 300 women making thousands of stunning beads by hand. Of course I had to support their efforts. Find out more about Kazuri at www.kazuri.com

I hope you enjoy these pieces!

Christine

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