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Miriam carefully chooses only the finest Ceramic Beads from around the world to create jewelry in her unique style. Beautiful colors, unique patterns and shapes, and fine craftsmanship are the criteria Miriam uses as she personally selects each bead. Like all Miriam's Designer Jewelry, Sterling Silver and a variety of fine Glass Beads and Pearls are used to compliment her designs. Below are Miriam's featured Ceramic selections...


AFRICAN DREAMS
Miriam designed her One-of-a-Kind AFRICAN DREAMS Necklaces using handcrafted ceramic KAZURI BEADS imported from Kenya. Kazuri is the Swahili word for "small and beautiful"... And Kazuri beads are beautiful. 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. Miriam's "AFRICAN DREAMS" Collection: Kalahari (toasty browns, golden yellows, deep reds and black), Serengeti (pastel tones of pink, blue, beige and green), Riba (pastel aqua, olive green and beige), and Massai (bright green, dark blue and purple). Etikinya, one of Miriam's newest additions to her African Dreams series, is the Maasai word for sunshine - and Miriam's yellow Kazuri necklaces are like a golden-and lemon yellow Monet painting of the blazing African sun. Also new is Kuchesa - The Swahili word for "dancing." The swirling, twirling colors of Miriam's Kuchesa necklaces dance on each unique bead. Etikinya and Kuchesa designs are accented with semiprecious gemstones and sterling silver or handwrought bronze.

Kazuri is a member of the Fair Trade Act, and all their beautifully finished beads are made to an international standard.

Like all Miriam's necklaces, her Kazuri AFRICAN DREAMS designs are one-of-a-kind.



 

KALAHARI DISC AND KALAHARI BARREL NECKLACES  - Kalahari BARREL and DISC Necklaces are sold! We'll be adding new Kalahara designs for the fall!


Bold swirls of brown, black, red and yellow-orange make a sophisticated statement! Both KALAHARI Necklaces are accented with glass and Sterling Silver beads that compliment the colors and shapes of the Kazuri Beads.

The KALAHARI DISK Necklace (left) is 20.5 inches long.
Complimentary glass beads are deep amber, with a matte translucent finish.

The KALAHARI Barrel Necklace (right) is 21 inches long. The Sterling Silver round accent beads and black glass beads have delicate scallops that compliment the swirling design of the barrels and match the swirling Sterling Silver clasp. Kalahari Barrel and Disc Necklaces are sold! We'll be adding new Kalahara designs for the fall!

Choose Kalahari Disk or Kalahari Barrel -$150

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SERENGETI NECKLACE

Gentle pastel tones of pink, blue, beige and green are enhanced by Freshwater Cultured Pearls in this Necklace that measures 20 inches. The Necklace has a total of six oval and seven barrel Kazuri beads and 22 Freshwater Cultured Pearls. Glass and Sterling Silver beading accent the design.

 

Serengeti Necklace - $150
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RIBA NECKLACE

Pastel aqua, beige and green oval Kazuri beads are enhanced by Freshwater Cultured Pearls and fine glass beads in this Necklace that measures 18 inches. The Necklace has a total of six oval Kazuri beads and 42 Freshwater Potato-Shaped Cultured Pearls. The clasp is Sterling Silver.

 

Riba Necklace - $150
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MASSAI NECKLACE - The Massai necklace is sold. We'll be adding a new Massai Collection in the fall.


Brilliant transparent blue, iridescent blue-green-purple, and opaque green glass beads, and Sterling Silver bring out the magnificent colors of the oval Kazuri beads Miriam used to craft her Massai design. The Necklace measures 17.75 inches and has a total of six oval Kazuri beads. The clasp is Sterling Silver.

The Massai necklace is sold. We'll be adding a new Massai design for the fall.

 

Massai Necklace - $150
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AFRICAN DREAMS ETIKINYA SERIES

ETIKINYA is the Maasai word for sunshine - and Miriam's new yellow Kazuri necklaces are like a golden-yellow Monet painting of the blazing African sun. Four yellow glazes were used to create these glowing beads: Golden Yellow, Vivid Yellow, Light Yellow, and Buttercup. The medium and smaller beads were also coated with a final Mother-of-Pearl glaze to give them a rich satin gleam. There are two necklaces in Miriam's the Etikinya Series: SUNSHINE and SUNBURST. Miriam blended her Kazuri beads with either natural semiprecious gemstones, sterling silver and/or freshwater pearls - all of which compliment the beautiful finish of these unique handmade ceramic beads. All Miriam's ETIKINYA necklaces are one-of-a-kind.

 

ETIKINYA SUNSHINE

      

This bright and beautiful necklace measures 21 inches long, including the textured Sterling Silver Clasp. The larger round beads are 22-23mm in diameter and are highly polished.

The 15-16mm beads and 10-12mm beads are additionally coated with a Mother-of-Pearl finish. Accent beads are Citrine and Sterling Silver pillowed saucers measuring 8mm in diameter.

SUNSHINE is a heavy necklace, weighing in at 0.5oz and is strung on a strong and flexible 0.019-inch, 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

A matching bracelet and earrings are available by special order only. Email Miriam for an estimate.

The SUNSHINE necklace is priced at $425.

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ETIKINYA SUNBURST

 

The Mother-of-Pearl glaze on this one-of-kind necklace glows in the sun with bursts of beautiful color. It measures 16.5 inches long, including the textured Sterling Silver Clasp. The wavy discs are 22-23mm in diameter and approximately 6-7mm deep. Lovely Fresh Water Pearls compliment the glowing ceramic beads with their own satin finish.

This stunning and unique necklace is strung on a strong and very flexible 0.014-inch,21-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

A matching bracelet and earrings are available by special order only. Email Miriam for an estimate.

The SUNBURST Necklace is priced at $270.

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AFRICAN DREAMS KUCHEZA SERIES

KUCHEZA is the Swahili word for dancing - and Miriam's KUCHEZA Necklaces are created using brightly colored Kazuri beads, and accents of Gemstones and Sterling Silver that dance around each bead. There are two necklaces in Miriam's the KUCHEZA Series: DANCING WAVES and TWIRLING COLORS. Each one brilliantly colored, fired and glazed using the Kazuri technique of applying up to five different colors to create each pattern. And just like Miriam's unique and one-of-a-kind designs, no two beads are exactly alike!

KUCHEZA TWIRLING COLORS

 

The "Twirling Colors" on this one-of-kind necklace dance around each bead in splashes of Peacock Blues and Turquoise, Bright Yellows, and Vivid Lilac - on a solid Black background.

Accents stones are Lavender and Deep Purple Amethysts, and Sterling Silver beads.

The full length of the necklace, including the Sterling Silver clasp is 20.5 inches.

The 15 wavy discs are 22-23mm in diameter and approximately 6-7mm deep.

The delicate Amethyst rondelles and squares, and Sterling Silver saucer-shaped beads, are 6mm in diameter.

This stunning and unique necklace is strung on a strong and very flexible 0.019-inch, 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

A matching bracelet and earrings are available by special order only. Email Miriam for an estimate.

The Twirling Colors necklace is priced at $350.

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KUCHEZA DANCING WAVES

 

"Dancing Waves" of Midnight and Light Blue are twist and turn on Cool Green water that glistens in the sunlight.

Green Serpentine and Sterling Silver beads accent these interesting and decorative ceramic.

Full length of the necklace, including the Sterling Silver clasp, is 18.75 inches.

The wavy discs are 16-20mm in diameter and approximately 6-7mm deep.

The Green Serpentine and Sterling Silver rondelles are 8mm in diameter. The round Sterling Silver beads are 4mm.

This stunning and unique necklace is strung on a strong and very flexible 0.014-inch, 21-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

A matching bracelet and earrings are available by special order only. Email Miriam for an estimate.

The "Dancing Waves" necklace is priced at $318.

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