The 2011 Jewellery collection at Crystal Clear includes the beautiful ceramic range made in Kenya by Kazuri. Colours are muted with soft pinks, blues,greens and browns giving a lovely earthy feel to the pieces......perfect for complementing summer wardrobes.
Kazuri fair trade beaded jewellery is handmade in Kenya. Set up in 1975
with the aim of providing vital work to single mothers in an area just
outside Nairobi, Kazuri now employs over 300 local women, offering them a
genuine chance to improve their lives. Each bead is shaped by hand
before it goes through a process of kiln firing and glazing before being
strung. This handmade ceramic jewellery from Kenya is truly exquisite
and really conveys the personal soul of African hope.
The jewellery made by Kazuri, which means small and beautiful in
Swahili, stands out as something distinct in an era of mass-produced
goods. Every piece is handmade and therefore unique, often taking on the
marques of the individual who shaped, painted or strung the beads,
giving Kazuri jewellery character as well as beauty.