Kazuri Beads is a classic African endeavour - the creativity and craftsmanship inherent in local people has been married to technology and marketing expertise - it is all about ceramic beads (and some ceramic crockery too!). The organization has shops in most of the big malls. But a visit to their manufacturing facility is a better idea.The staff are very friendly. If it interests you, they take you on a tour of their workshop, explain the different steps involved in making the beads, answer any number of questions patiently and set you free to shop!
You can buy ready made jewellery. In every colour of the rainbow.
For crafting enthusiasts and jewellery makers, this is a better place to shop. There is a room full of beads that you can feast your eyes on and get your hands into! A great way to spend a couple of hours!
In any case, know that for every shilling, dollar, pound or euro spent you are helping support the employees - mostly single mothers in desperate need. And they will bless you for your generosity.
For those who are just "accompanying" their bead crazy friends / family, sit under the trees and enjoy a cup of coffee! Appreciate the garden art. Listen to the birds singing in the garden!