KAZURI black and red bead earrings with tubes, shipping costs one cent
How they are made:
First, two pieces of 16 gauge sterling silver wires are heated red hot at either end to form a molten ball. After cooling/pickling, one end is hammered flat and drilled. The ear wire is created and soldered on and then the earring is tumbled to 'work harden' it and give it its final finish.
A small piece of sterling silver tubing is inserted on the wire, then the bead, then another piece of tubing. The end is forged (hammered0 to flatten and widen it, a hole drilled and a smaller piece of tubing is inserted in the hole and the ends flared to keep everything in place..
The bead is approximately 7/8 inch across and approximately ¼ inch thick.
Kazuri produces handmade, hand-painted ceramic beads and jewelry in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. Each bead is shaped by hand, without the aid of molds or forms, by one of the 340 local women employed by Kazuri. The beads are then polished and kiln fired, painted and fired again.
For more information on Kazuri beads, see https://www.kazuriamerica.com/
The wire with the bead and tubes is approximately 2 inches long.
First Item: $0.01
Additional Items: $0.01
I accept payment through Paypal or if you'd like to pay by credit card, you can use PayPal (without creating an account if you don't have one).
I will ship within 3 business days of payment with delivery confirmation, using the US Postal Service.
Currently shipping in the United States only. Please send me email if you are requesting shipping to another country. The buyer is responsible for all duty fees and taxes.
*** California residents will be charged sales tax ***
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, however, if you want to return for a refund, you must do so within 7 days of delivery date. Please email me prior to returning your item.
on Apr 17, 2013