Length: Approximately 23.5 inches.
Black and red make a striking combination in this necklace. The large red and black ceramic beads are "Kazuri" beads. These are handcrafted beads made by women in Kenya, Africa.The beading cooperative they work for provides jobs for nearly 400 women. The women use clay from local sources and are encouraged to express their creativity.The women who usually support over 20 extended family members, earn nearly three to five times the national average wage. This makes it possible to buy clothing and school supplies for their children, and encourages everyone to make a better life for themselves. Kazuri is a member of the Fair Trade Act. Purchasing items using Kazuri beads is one way to empower the producers and to create sustainable, positive change in the world.
In addition to the Kazuri beads, this necklace combines 10 mm black agate with metal spacer beads to complete the dramatic look. The crucifix is made from pewter and has a red enameled background. It is approximately 1 and 3/4 inches in length. This necklace has been strung on a high quality, 49 strand, nylon coated beading wire and double crimped for added security.
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