Our Blog

Kazuri West

Handcrafted FAIR TRADE Ceramic Beads from Kenya

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. Kazuri is a member of the World Fair Trade Federation (WFTO), which authenticates fair wages, safe working conditions worldwide. 

Latest Kazuri News

Kazuriwest/Small and Beautiful Bead Website Merger


Attention Kazuri Bead Enthusiasts!!!

After 2 years of trying to manage 2 websites, I have found that I only have time to focus on one. Effective immediately, all Kazuri bead website orders will be purchased through www.kazuriwest.com. If you are a retail customer, you can set up a new account on the Kazuriwest website. If you are a Small and Beautiful Bead wholesale customer, you can contact me through the Kazuriwest website or email me at tamiesimpson111@gmail.com to receive instructions on transferring your wholesale account. If you go to the Small and Beautiful Bead Website, you will be automatically redirected to the Kazuriwest website. New beads have been loaded onto the website in the last couple of weeks, so enjoy shopping for those!!! Thank you for continuing to support Kazuri and the dedicated women who create these beautiful baeds. Your purchases help them provide for their families and I thank you for your continued support!!!


Kazuri Newsletter

Sign up here to receive email updates on our sales and contests

That email address already exists

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.
Read More of the story