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What are Kazuri beads and why are they so important?

It's Friday afternoon during the dog days of the Summer of 2012. I live in Texas, so when I say it's hot I mean it is H-O-T.

I'm brain dead from listing 17 new bracelets in my Etsy shop. They're simple, affordable and great for women and teenage girls. I call them adjustable hippie bracelets. Here are a few pics or you can make my day and buy them here. They range from $13 to $20.




All of these are made with Kazuri beads from Kenya. 
Here's a picture of the original batch I bought at last year's BeadFest in Arlington.

I blogged about these beads last year because I feel like their cause is important and their story is moving. I love them because they were made on the property in Kenya that was previously owned by Isak Dinesen (author of Out of Africa) Read about it here

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