As you can see I have been busy again today. I went to a local Hobby Lobby where they carry the Vintaj line of brass pieces and I went nuts. I also found these beautiful handmade beads in my favorite local craft store when I went there afterwards to get more chain. (More on the beads later.)
Anyways in honor of having 100 followers I decided to make a necklace to be given away to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment with an email where I can get ahold of you and I will randomly select a winner one week from today. (REMEMBER I need your email to show in the comment field or else I have no way to contact you about winning!!)
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OK Back to the beads. When I went into the Munro's to get more chain I saw a sign saying that they were having a bead "trunk sale" in the back classroom. I had never been to a trunk sale so I was curious. (Boy I wish I had more money with me when I saw all the beads.) They are handmade in Africa by disadvantaged women in a factory set up by Karen Blixen (of "Out Of Africa" fame) in 1988 using clay out of the Mt. Kenya area. They are called Kazuri beads which is Swahili for small and beautiful. Anyways the giveaway necklace has 2 Kazuri beads on it and these are some others I bought that will be made into jewelry someday. If you want to get some of these beads for yourself they are quite inexpensive. Click here to visit the website.