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Out of Africa Kazuri necklace and earrings


About this design:

Greetings to my fellow bead artisans !!!! This is a very belated
Christmas gift for a gear friend who not only is very patient; but, very understanding. Wanted to make her a necklace and earring set using the Kazuri beads from Kenya. Very fortunate to catch their annual bead sale which happens just once a year at the beginning of January. I was able to create this set for her.

Components:

Kazuri beads consisting of the various shapes in the coordinating colors matching the focal pendent. The oval connectors are sterling silver with sterling silver crimps for leather. The leather is 3mm brown which is very surprising to me as it matches perfectly to the brown in the shale beads. The matching earrings have sterling silver wire and the oval connectors. The beads on the earring don't exactly match; but, come very close to those in the necklace. Very hard to match the colors and designs of Kazuri perfectly at times. Especially when beads are purchased via the Internet. All in all it turned out better than I thought. The focal pendent and beads are strung with beading wire twice for strength as they are crimped to the sterling silver oval connectors then covered by crimp covers for a more finished look. The sterling silver leather connectors were glued before fastened with my jewelry pliers for added strength and security.



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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous – love this set. You have a lucky friend; I’m sure she will be thrilled.

  2. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    Really beautiful!

  3. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    love the colors in this. You did a fab. job putting allof these together.Going into my fav.s

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What an excellent design in addition to the fascinating beads and their colors! Awesome!

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Stunning and the colors are fabulous!

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous! I saw the annual sale online and was overwhelmed by the kazuri. I couldnt’ make a decision because I wanted all the beads. ha ha
    but now I will get them and pay full price :)

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is a very rich looking necklace/earrings set, in color and design.

  8. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Love this. Big fan of kazuri beads and leather.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Right from the African plains :D

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the use of leather with the kazuri beads! Gorgeous!

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