International Women’s Day

Today marks International Women’s Day a day I hold very close to my heart due the incredible women I have in my life and the women of Africa who for the past ten years have taught me resilience, faith, forgiveness, and unbelievable strength. On this day I think of each one of them who often […]

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Thank you NYIGF
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Wow, what an amazing past week!!! We want to sincerely thank each and every person that we met at this past weeks NYIGF. Beads of Esiteti was so honored to be a part of this years show and was beyond impressed with the caliber of inspiring people that we met  throughout our time there.  As […]

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NYIGF Here we come!!!

Beads of Esiteti is thrilled to announce that we are headed to New York this week to be part of the New York International Gift Fair. We are really looking forward to meeting some of our buyers and creating new markets for the Esiteti community; so please stop by and visit us at booth #327 […]

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Symbolism of Maasai jewelry

Often times when I am selling the Esiteti women’s jewelry people will ask me what the beads in Maasai culture represent so I thought I would write a brief post to answer that question.  For hundreds of years the Maasai have handcrafted jewelry in the form of beadwork; before the arrival of Europeans to Kenya/Tanzania […]

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

November 17th -18th: Ojai Holiday Marketplace, Matilijia High School November 30th-December 2nd: Folk and Tribal Arts Marketplace, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum December 6th 2:00-8:00: Bizarre Baazar, Encanto 1114 State St. Santa Barbara

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Thank you Vitamin Angels

Thank you to Vitamin Angels for your generous donation of Vitamin A and prenatal vitamins to the Esiteti community. Please read our thank you letter below, so incredibly grateful for this organization for providing health care to people most in need around the globe. Link to article: http://www.vitaminangels.org/blogs/photo-update-africa-schools-kenya

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“The Cut”

Across the world today over 140 million women and girls are living with the after effects of FGM (female genital mutilation), out of these 140 million women 92 million of these often unheard voices are living throughout Africa. Many of us living in the Western world have never heard of this practice even though many […]

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Africa Bound!!!

All my bags are packed and I am ready to go…….. Kenya bound, a country that never ceases to inspire, confuse, enliven and awaken my souls calling.  This is going to be a very special trip for me and Beads of Esiteti as we continue to expand our work with the Maasai community of Esiteti […]

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