‘Sufuria’: Cooking pot bead necklace


Elegant long necklace with a striking hand-decorated bead recycled from a Kenyan ‘sufuria’ (aluminium cooking pot), flanked by glass and coconut shell beads strung on Samburu (Kenya) white glass beads.

Made by Sarah Thomas at Journeys In Between

This product has guaranteed Christmas shipping if you order by 17th December

Made in UK from beads I collected while living and travelling in Africa

This is a unique one off item

Product Dimensions: 50cm total length (22cm drop)

Product Materials: Aluminium sufuria (cooking pot) bead, coconut shell discs, white Samburu glass beads, Malian recycled glass beads, Giriama rings.

Product Information: This elegant and striking handmade necklace centres a hand-decorated tubular bead recycled from a Kenyan ‘sufuria’ (aluminium cooking pot), flanked by Malian frosted glass beads and dark brown coconut shell discs. These are suspended from a long string of white Samburu glass beads punctuated by Giriama (coastal Kenya) rings. The Samburu are pastoralists and in Samburu colour symbolism, white is the colour of milk, and therefore purity. Clasp: silver plated trigger catch.



Product care: avoid getting wet.


In line with the environmental ethic of my business, I use recycled/ reused packaging where possible.

Price includes P&P.


My film about Samburu bead colour symbolism, After the Rains Came: Seven short stories about objects and lifeworlds, can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/60192945

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At Journeys In Between I string stories out of fragments, in material form. With an environmental ethic at their heart, my jewellery pieces emerge from journeys deep and wide and speak to our human and planetary condition. My aesthetic is influenced by a Kenyan childhood, a formative part of my adult life spent living in Iceland, and a deep reverence for the natural world. The materials I use are mostly recycled or natural, woven through with the raw beauty of nature.

This practice is the 'in between' of my writing practice - working with my hands is a part of my thinking. For my writing head this way >> https://sarahthomas.net


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