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Spiral Splash

About this design:

Inspired by the handmade ceramic African Kazuri beads in black and red.


Black and red African Kazuri beads, Black Onyx, Spiral metal beads, tiny faceted silver hematite.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Your bold designs are so fun Althea. Love the huge spiral red bead. Great necklace.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Another great necklace! I tend to use smaller beads because I am short, but I enjoy seeing jewelry made with larger beads.

  3. P Cornell
    P Cornell says:

    Are you selling Kazuri beads?

  4. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    This is really nice. I have some Kazuri beads just waiting for me. Your designs are a great source of inspiration!

  5. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Dramatic piece. I love the big focal bead.

  6. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    P Cornell, the Kazuri beads were all a gift from a friend to visited Kazuri in Kenya.

  7. KelleyH
    KelleyH says:

    I like the combination of black and red, and the metal spiral beads that reflect the focal!!

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love this simple design featuring the Kazuri spiral bead. The silver spirals are perfect with it. Very nice!

  9. Original Barbie
    Original Barbie says:

    I love the simplicity of design and colors you used.

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