kazuri fair trade beads in LesHether Designs necklaces

Creating unique pieces for you

Statement jewelry to show your unique style

Handmade | Fair Trade/Upcycled | Hassle-free

Let my eclectic jewelry 'statement' pieces show your unique style. As most pieces include Kazuri fair trade beads or upcycled treasures, they also give your look an ethical angle. This handcrafted jewelry also includes natural beads entwined with funky metal chains, charms and more. 

Made with fair trade Kazuri ceramic & natural beads

Almost every piece supports sustainable initiatives or includes upcycled materials. Many include Kazuri  hand-painted ceramic beads from a Kenya factory, which employs 300+ disadvantaged women. Kazuri is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which authenticates fair wages and safe working conditions at production facilities worldwide. Learn more at kazuri.com

Pieces also include other ceramic, glass, stone, metal and wooden beads. Chains are made of aluminum or other safe metals (nickel/lead-free) purchased new or upcycled.

Hassel-free & Agile-friendly

All pieces feature larger clasps for hassle-free elegance, even if your eyesight or agility is fading. Most necklaces also have large loops, so you can shorten them to match your neckline and many include extenders.  Lengths can be adjusted when purchased. 


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Necklaces range from adjustable chokers to 30" long linked and tassel necklaces. Search by necklaces, chokers or earrings, as well as by colors and price range, to find what you want

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Classic Black & White Kazuri


Need something special?

"Excellent jewelry. I highly recommend. You'll be inundated with compliments." 

Alix Edmiston

"Every time I wear this necklace, someone remarks on how lovely it is."

Donna Papacosta

"I have many beautiful pieces personally that I receive compliments on every where I go. And also purchased many as gifts. Talented artist with an excellent eye and top notch craftsmanship. Highly, highly recommend!"

Angela Vanderburg
Leslie Hetherington of LesHether Designs

My Story

I've always created outside the lines, mixing unlike items to create unique creations - from champagne cork people to CD-tiled coffee tables. Jewelry is no different. I like contrasting chunky chains with delicate ceramic/glass beads to create unique pieces. More importantly, I make jewelry that I'd like to wear. Fun, versatile pieces that you can adjust for multiple outfits or occasions. I've studied varied jewelry techniques, design illustration and was once a graphic designer but I'm always learning. I hope you enjoy my pieces and the beautiful Kazuri beads. Questions or requests? Contact me at leslie@lesliehetherington.com

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