Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Zulu for me, too

I admit I'm a copycat. I see something wonderful on another blog, and suddenly I must have it! (Within reason, of course. I'm still my frugal self, after all.) Anyway, just before my birthday last week I saw these on Scout's blog, then again on Amy's. I was suddenly in love. About the same time, my husband was wondering what I might want for my birthday. Easy-peasy!

Now I have my own beautiful pile of beads.

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In case you didn't read about these, they're Zulugrass, beads of grass(!) hand-dyed by Maasai women in Kenya. It's awesome jewelry made by very talented women, and some of the profit from your purchase goes back to them. Very cool. I have a feeling I'll be adding more strands to my stash (a new stash!) in the future.

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16 comments:

Jane said...

So pretty! One of the local shops here sells those. I must give them another look.

Splaneyo said...

Now why did you have to do that? Being a mom of three young kids, I don't get out all that much. I had no idea they even existed until now. Again, why? I love them! They will be perfect for birthday gifts and maybe just one for me too.
Thanks for he information about the collage. I am going to give it a go by hand with my photo program. We'll both be copycats.
I appreciate the comment about the cake too - it was a lot of work, so I love the compliments!
Heather

Abbey said...

oh they are beautiful.. I may have to copy too, and get some for the store!

Jan said...

Leslie, this post makes me laugh! Why? Because I read Scout's post and hunted these down in my locale as well! Yesterday found me trying on *uncountable* combinations, to the point where I left without anything...but with plans to calm down and go back on Friday to make a final selection. :-)
They are SO pretty!! (And a good cause, too...how can you resist?)

PlazaJen said...

oh my GOSH those are cool! and so many places in town to find 'em! :)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Those are way cool! I just might have to look into those. Besides, I like buying stuff that directly helps the people who make it :o)

Carole Knits said...

They are wonderful! You are so hip, Leslie!

Sonya said...

These are beautiful and now I want to copy. Hey it is all inspiration and the dissemintation of.

a friend to knit with said...

Ever since I saw them on Scouts blog, I have wanted them too!
Happy Birthday! What a great gift.

clothesknit said...

beautiful! i've seen those on a few blogs lately but that closeup photo makes it sooo much more tempting!

amy [Knitty] said...

scout and i are chatting right now and are happy to have you join us in zululust!

you picked gorgeous colors. :-)

Scoutj said...

Aren't they the BEST!?

mushroommeadows said...

so neat and colorful!

Kyra said...

Those are so very cool!

Claire said...

Oh my - I need something that pretty too. Great find!

sgeddes said...

I love these! Did you buy them online? I can only find a necklace with woden beads at the back. I'd love to get some bracelets like yours. It would make a perfect gift for my SIL.