Kazuri Beaded Necklace with Citrine Accents Glows Like the Sun (KAZ-06)
Etikinya is the Maasai word for sunshine – and Miriam's new Etikinya "Sunshine" Necklace is created using Kazuri beads that glow like the blazing African sun. Citrine accents add a special touch. Kazuri is the Swahili word for "small and beautiful"... And Kazuri beads are truly beautiful.
- The full length of the necklace is 21 inches, including the beautiful sterling silver clasp.
- The largest of these round beads measures 22-23mm in diameter and are highly polished.
- The medium-size beads are 15-16mm and have a Mother-of-Pearl finish.
- The smaller beads are 10-12mm in diameter also have a Mother-of-Pearl finish.
- Citrine accents are 8mm pillowed saucers.
- Sterling Silver beads are also 8mm pillowed saucers.
- The necklace weighs in at a sturdy 5 ounces and is strung on a strong and flexible 0.019-inch, 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
A custom-designed bracelet and earrings are also available by special order only.
The Etikinya series is the part of Miriam's African Dreams KazuriCeramic Jewelry Collection. Miriam designs these one-of-a-kind necklaces using handcrafted ceramic Kazuri Beads imported from Kenya. Lady Sarah Wood and two African women began making the colorful beads in 1975 on the lawn of Isak Dinesen's Kenyan coffee plantation, the same plantation seen by millions in the well-known movie "Out of Africa." Today, this bead business offers employment and income for more than 200 Kenyan women living near the foothills of Mt. Kenya, who are often the sole providers for their children and families. Each bead is shaped by hand from clay - fired, painted, fired and glazed, and then fired again in an electric kiln. Up to five different colors may be used on one bead to create the pattern, and no two beads are exactly alike. Kazuri's beautifully finished products are made to an international standard... And Kazuri is a member of the Fair Trade Act.