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$48.00

The golden gleam of brass is accentuated by a hammered finish, adding handcrafted texture to these everday hoops. The brass hoop hangs from sterling silver earwires.

Approximate Size: 2.25" hoop

Made in: Mali

$64.00

These delicate, colorful hoops will be your new favorite earrings for special occasions. The handcrafted hoop earrings, in 24 karat gold plate, are adorned with gold-plated hishi beads and dainty Swarovski crystals.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2" hoop

Made in: Mali

$54.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in sterling silver are adorned with silver hishi beads from Kenya.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2" hoop

Made in: Mali

$50.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in 14k gold fill are adorned with hishi beads from Kenya in mixed metals, including pot metal silver, copper and gold.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2" hoop

Made in: Mali

$44.00

Upgrade your hoops to something special! These handcrafted hoop earrings in 14k gold fill are adorned with hishi beads from Kenya in mixed metals, including pot metal silver, copper and gold.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 1.5" hoop

Made in: Mali

$54.00

These twirled earrings are handmade in Senegal in the tradition of Fulani earrings. Fulani women traditionally wore their riches in the form of gold earrings that they could carry at all times.

This modern adaptation shines in beautiful sterling silver. The delicate twist design creates a statement earring, while maintaining a light weight. The earrings feature a small hinge for easy on-and-off.

Large measures approximately 1.75" wide. Petite measures approximately 0.75" wide.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, some variation is expected.

About the Artisans:

These earrings are handcrafted in Senegal by artisan Bass and his small team of 5 young men.

$38.00

These sleek earrings feature naturally variegated cow horn encased in lustrous brass for a contemporary look.

Measures 1.5"L.

About the Artisans:

Victor, with his workshop and foundry in Nairobi, has a group of designers who handcraft beautiful jewelry using readily available materials such as brass, cow bone, cow horn, etc.

$38.00

Handmade in Kenya, these striking earrings are comprised of a solid spear of brass that will add a gleam and a sparkle to your eyes.

Measures 2.75"L.

About the Artisans:

Victor, one of our newest artisans with his workshop and foundry in Nairobi, has a group of designers who handcraft beautiful jewelry using readily available materials such as brass, cow bone, cow horn, etc.

$50.00

Shine like the sun with this stunning drop earring! The embellished 24kgp gold baoule, made in Ghana, is accented with turquoise Czech glass beads.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2" long

Made in: Mali

$64.00

For the stylish maximalist, this ornate drop earring is a special gift that will be treasured! The embellished 24kgp gold baoule, made in Ivory Coast, is topped with a faceted green Czech glass bead.

Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Approximate Size: 2" long

Made in: Mali

$34.00

These beautiful hammered copper earrings are handcrafted by young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, sometimes adding a patina. Defying gender norms by becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making, these women showcase modern Zambian skill in their F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry.

When allowed to return to work, the women crafted a short-run series of copper jewelry inspired by the need to stay together even when apart.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

$48.00

These beautiful hammered copper bracelets are handcrafted by young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, sometimes adding a patina. Defying gender norms by becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making, these women showcase modern Zambian skill in their F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry.

When allowed to return to work, the women crafted a short-run series of copper jewelry inspired by the need to stay together even when apart.

Width can be adjusted. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each will vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

$48.00

These gorgeous drop earrings feature a 24k gold-plated twist, topped with a deep ruby-red quartz bead that flashes at the earlobe.

Handmade in Mali in collaboration with designer Phyllis Woods of Tribalinks.

Measures 0.25"W x 2.5"L. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

$25.00 $36.00

Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-woven sisal giving basket ornament with a fitted lid, this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

Gift set includes:

  • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya. 
  • One pink giving basket ornament from Rwanda. Measures  4-5" tall, 2-3" wide, with a 3" string.
$25.00 $36.00

Treat someone you love with this beautiful Leakey gift set! Featuring strands of colorful Zulugrass beads from The Leakey Collection, and a hand-carved soapstone box adorned with the words "Love Always," this set makes a wonderful fair trade gift.

Gift set includes:

  • Three 26" Zulugrass strands crafted in Kenya.
  • One heart shaped soapstone box from Kenya. Measures 2.75"L x 2.75"W x 1.25"T.
  • $18.00 $24.00

    This duet pairs one 7" Kenyan-made porcelain bracelet on elastic with one colorful Zulugrass strand. Wear them together as a stacked bracelet or wear each piece individually. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. Maasai artisans hand-dye the grass with colorfast, low-impact dyes. Strung on elastic interspersed with Czech glass beads, it can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, anklet, hair tie and more. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

    $15.00

    This silver hoop bracelet by The Leakey Collection combines beautiful Zulugrass in varying shades with Czech glass beads onto lightweight wire that is adjustable to fit most wrists.

    Measures 3"D (bracelet expands). Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Sustainably sourced fallen acacia wood is handturned into wood bars and spaces to complete the look.

    $24.00

    Featuring glazed porcelain hearts that are formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, these sweet earrings hang on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of these white Heart and Soul earrings has Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

    Measure 1.75"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. 

    $24.00

    Featuring glazed porcelain hearts that are formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, these sweet earrings hang on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of Desire of Your Heart earrings has Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

    Measure 1.75"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 

    $24.00

    Featuring porcelain hearts that are formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, these sweet earrings hang on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of Follow Your Heart earrings is glazed in a soft turquoise blue, with Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

    Measure 1.75"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. 

    $24.00

    Formed and fired in a specially built kiln at The Leakey Collection workshop near the Rift Valley, porcelain hearts are showcased in these sweet earrings hung on sterling silver wires. Handcrafted by Maasai artisans, each pair of Melt My Heart earrings is glazed in a beautiful soft pink, with Zulugrass and sterling silver beads added to match.

    Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 

    Dimensions: 1.75"L x 0.75"W

    Crafted from: Grass, porcelain, glaze, sterling silver

    Made in: Kenya

    $16.00 $24.00

    The Leakey Collection combines beautiful shades of lavender and purple Zulugrass beads with Czech glass beads and brass wire to create these lightweight fringe earrings.

    Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 

    $16.00 $24.00

    These lightweight on-trend fringe earrings by The Leakey Collection showcase Zulugrass beads, Czech glass beads and brass wire.

    Measure 2.5"L x 0.75"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. 

    $24.00

    Sixteen strands of cinnamon and fuchsia Zulugrass are used to create this Multi-Strand Bracelet. Each bracelet features strong elastic between the two fallen acacia wood beads, designed to roll over your hand and wrist.

    Size: 2.25" inner diameter. One size fits most. Check out the matching Multi-Strand Necklace. Zulugrass strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads, dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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    $15.00

    The Leakey Collection's goal has always been empowering women in East Africa through work opportunity and now is providing additional entrepreneurship support to help their female Maasai neighbors build businesses through the proceeds of this bracelet. They will begin with a high-yield, low-impact dairy cattle program.

    To wear, wrap the 26" Zulugrass strand, made from sustainable, natural grass beads, around your wrist 3-4 times. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    $14.00

    Using proceeds from the sale of this Compassion Zulugrass bracelet, The Leakey Collection supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Give a gift to someone in your life who has or is going through a difficult time. Each 26" strand is packaged on a special tag--explaining how the proceeds will be allocated--and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace. 

    Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

    $42.00

    Empowering women in East Africa through entrepreneurship, The Leakey Collection is also providing support to help their female Maasai neighbors build businesses benefiting their families, beginning with a high-yield, low-impact dairy cattle program.

    This Women-Owned Multi-Strand Necklace combines 16 Zulugrass strands in vivid shades of red and fuschia. Each necklace features beautiful fallen acacia wood beads and is strung on a black satin cord that can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten the necklace's drape. The necklace can be adjusted to a total length of 33" and has a matching Multi-Strand Bracelet. Zulugrass strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads, dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    $24.00

    Lovely shades of deep purple, lavender, and blue are used in the 16 strands of Zulugrass to create this Hydrangea Multi-Strand Bracelet. Each bracelet features strong elastic between the two fallen acacia wood beads, designed to roll over your hand and wrist.

    Size: 2.25" inner diameter. One size fits most. Check out the matching Multi-Strand Necklace. Zulugrass strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads, dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

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    $15.00

    The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from each Beads for Clean Water Zulugrass strand to the “Clean Water for Every Home” project; the goal - put a water dispensing unit, locally called a “leak-tin” in every Maasai home in the area. Clean water for drinking and washing helps stop the spread of life threatening disease and illness. Each strand is packaged on a special tag--explaining how the proceeds will be allocated--and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace.

    Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

    $15.00

    Proceeds from 26" Beads for Healthy Gardens Zulugrass strands support the Leakey Collection's “Healthy Garden” project, which educates Maasai women to plant vitamin and mineral rich home gardens. Most rural pregnancy and birth issues, as well as child development problems, can be eradicated by eating a healthy diet. Each strand is packaged on a special tag—explaining how the proceeds will be allocated—and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace.

    Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass in a mix of garden greens, blues, and purplesÑeach bracelet is unique. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    $15.00

    The Leakey Collection dedicates proceeds from these specially designed 26" Zulugrass strands to their Girls Graduation program to counsel young rural girls and their families on the importance of staying in school. Each strand is packaged on a special tag, explaining how the proceeds will be allocated, and can be worn wrapped 3-4 times around your wrist or ankle or even long as a necklace.

    Zulugrass 26" single strands are made from sustainable, natural grass beads. The richly hued grass is dyed with colorfast, low-impact dyes and interspersed with hand-blown Czech glass. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected. Zulugrass is as creative as the individual who wears it!

    $28.00

    Slip on this comfy cuff and feel instantly stylish! The cuff bracelet is made from up to 32 hand-sanded, batik-dyed cow bone beads that are attached by 4 pieces of hand-etched wood spacers. Small trade beads add contrast and contribute to a more comfortable fit.

    Kenyans artisans collect discarded cow bones from local butcheries and give them new life as beautiful adornments. The cow bone is smooth and the dye is permanent. No animals were harmed in the making of this bracelet.

    One size fits most. Measures 2" from top to bottom. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    About the Artisans:

    Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

    $32.00

    This eye-catching copper disc bracelet is handcrafted by young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, sometimes adding a patina. Defying gender norms by becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making, these women showcase modern Zambian skill in their F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry.

    Sold singly. A matching necklace and earrings are available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    Dimensions: 1"W x 9"L (from end to end, unclasped). Length can be adjusted at closure.

    Crafted from: Copper

    Made in: Zambia

    About the Artisans:

    F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

    $10.00

    Through the sale of Celebrate Elephants bracelets, Relate has raised more than $60,000USD to support Save the Elephants. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness for Elephants Alive.

    Save the Elephants SA/Elephants Alive are on a mission to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant and their habitats, and to promote harmonious co-existence between elephants and man. Elephants Alive works towards achieving a greater understanding of the complex relationships that elephants have with each other and their surroundings, including the people with whom they share their world. If elephants are to survive, we need knowledge and an intimate understanding of their movements and needs. Learn more at elephantsalive.org

    Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

    Measures 8". One size fits most.

    About the Artisans:

    Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

    $10.00

    Through the sale of Protect a Child from Malaria bracelets, Relate has raised more than $74,000USD to support Goodbye Malaria. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness about the fight against malaria.

    Goodbye Malaria aims to eradicate malaria in Mozambique, while investing in Africa's future, creating employment and protecting, changing and saving lives. The initiative was started by African entrepreneurs who believe our generation can create innovative solutions for problems that ultimately change the way the world sees Africa. Goodbye Malaria facilitates public private partnerships, bringing together the private sector, government and the global fund while supporting and catalyzing on-the ground malaria elimination programs. Learn more at goodbyemalaria.com.

    Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

    Available in three sizes. S/Child = 7.5", M/Adult= 8", L/Adult= 8.5".

    About the Artisans:

    Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

    $10.00

    Through the sale of Leave a Legacy in Africa bracelets, Relate has raised more than $109,000USD to support Ikamva Labantu. Each bracelet is handcrafted in South Africa, and includes an informative display card to promote awareness for this vital South African NGO.

    Ikamva Labantu aims to empower low income communities to become self-sustainable. Their programs range from supporting orphaned and vulnerable children, to HIV education, testing and support programs, as well as supporting the empowerment of women through education and communication projects. Relate's relationship with Ikamva Labantu goes far beyond donating funds to its highly deserving and effective causes. Elderly men and women in Ikamva Labantu’s local township senior clubs thread the beads for Relate bracelets. Visit the site ikamva.org.za.

    Materials: Plastic beads, pewter, elastic

    Available in three sizes. S/Child = 7.5", M/Adult= 8", L/Adult= 8.5".

    About the Artisans:

    Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of Relate's revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social initiatives, with a focus on creating opportunities for all involved, at every stage of a project.

    $32.00 $68.00

    This fun necklace of red, white, and blue, strung with strong cord with tiny vulcanite vinyl discs interspersed with brass, bauxite and recycled powder glass, creates a vibrant statement!

    Measures 22"L from end to end (8" drop.) Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    About the Artisans:

    Artisans in Ghana use colorful vulcanite vinyl discs from Togo with brass, bauxite and recycled powder glass beads to create fun jewelry!

    $68.00

    Using copper recycled from used water heaters or wire, along with silver mined by small scale miners from an old silver mine in Kabwe, young self-taught Zambian women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) are defying gender norms becoming metalsmiths for jewelry-making. F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry showcases modern Zambian skill in eye-catching wearable art such as this copper and silver disc necklace, hung from a leather cord with a hook clasp.

    Measures 2.5"W x 15"L (total length), 10" drop. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Matching earrings are available.

    About the Artisans:

    F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) started as a group of young, inexperienced women, with no previous jewelry making experience and defying gender norms, who taught themselves metalsmithing using copper. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, they transform it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Their skills have continually expanded, and some women have trained in silversmithing.

    $38.00
    • Handmade in Kenya, these striking earrings feature slender white & dark cow horn spears with lustrous brass for African flair.

      Measures 2.75"L.

    • Victor, one of our newest artisans with his workshop and foundry in Nairobi, has a group of designers who handcraft beautiful jewelry using readily available materials such as brass, cow bone, cow horn, etc.

    $38.00

    Classically diamond-shaped art deco earrings are handcrafted in Kenya from lustrous hammered brass and creamy white cow bone.

    Earrings measure 2"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

    Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes.

    $38.00

    Kenyan jewelry artists take the traditional hoop style earring then modernize it by bending glowing brass into an asymmetrical oval that plays with its shape as you move.

    Earrings measure 2.5"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

    Talented Kenyan jewelry artists handcraft beautiful jewelry using readily available materials such as brass, cow bone, cow horn, etc.

    $38.00

    Pairing lustrous brass with rustic cow horn, Kenyan jewelry artists create this gorgeous set of earrings. Smooth and hammered brass halos dangle from a cow horn ring, creating motion between the contrasting textures.

    Earrings measure 2.25"L. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

    About the Artisans:

    Talented Kenyan artisans take advantage of the natural and recycled materials available to them, including cow bone and horn, to craft amazing jewelry. Bone is sanitized and carved into gorgeous shapes.

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