Kazuri West

Handcrafted Ceramic Beads from Kenya

We are an Authorized Dealer for Wholesale and Retail Kazuri beads. The quality of each handcrafted bead reflects the Kenyan culture and the powerful story of Kazuri is absolutely inspiring.

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How have you used my Global Extruder Disk patterns? The dot patterns and interlocking tiles found on the disk are popping up in fashion this spring.

Snap a High Quality picture of your item that used my extruder patterns or some combination you came up with on your own and enter the Spring Push contest. The art must consist of mostly extruded polymer. Pretty easy, eh?

Attach your photo to an email and send it in to cynthia@tinapple.com The deadline is April 16 with winners announced April 18. Is there a pattern you've been missing? Let me know and we'll try to include it in our next set.

The top winner will win a $50 gift certificate from Global Studio Tools.

Second prize is a copy of the book, Polymer Clay Global Perspectives and third prize is Protect Your Memories sealant.

Winners will be featured on PCDaily and pictured in our next ad in The Polymer Arts magazine. 

Have fun and Strut your stuff! Email your entry.




New Kazuri Designs For Spring!



Helen Breil New Designs Are Here, Order Now


Select Helen Breil's Tab at the top of the page to see her newest designs...Enjoy!

NEW Helen Breil Bead Tutorials


These two FREE Helen Breil tutorials will show you how to make super easy folded beads from Polymer Clay. It is Helen's thank you gift to her loyal fans.


Welcome to our Website Relaunch


Welcome to the re-launch of our site! Be sure and check out our new product lines HELEN BREIL TEXTURE STAMPS or SAMUNNAT BEADS. Look at the tabs on top to see new product lines from around the globe

After years of your support in making a difference for the women of Kazuri, we thought, why not expand our reach? We have searched the globe for high-quality, high-design products that empower local artisans and effect positive change. Despite the challenging situations that disadvantaged women often face, they are nonetheless full of ideas, spirit, hope and vision. Research has shown that creating employment for women in developing countries strengthens entire communities. These factors are what motivated us to create Many Hands Marketplace, a new global boutique within the Kazuri West site

The Kazuri Video

The Kazuri Story

Kazuri Founder - Lady Susan Wood was born (1918) in a mud hut in an African village. Her parents were missionaries from England in the Ituri Forest. Lady Wood was sent back to England to be educated and married Michael Wood, a surgeon. They came to Kenya in 1947. They were dedicated to making a difference and Lady Wood started a coffee plantation on the Karen Blixen estate, famous from the award winning movie "Out of Africa" , at the foot of the Ngon'g Hills, about 30 minutes from the bustling Nairobi city center in Kenya. Lady Wood was a visionary, an unsung hero of her time. She assisted her husband in founding the East African Flying Doctor Service, which expanded into the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) of which Michael Wood was Director General for 29 years. Michael Wood was knighted in 1985.
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