What people are saying

Thank you for the amazing response to African Baroque textile jewelry.  Here are some of the things you’ve said…..

“Colleen was specially commissioned to create a necklace for my son and daughter-in law’s traditional Zulu wedding… a unique blend of African and Celtic elements, using Scottish tartan, Ghanaian glass beads and embellished with beautiful gold embroidered detail. I could see her artistic juices begin flowing as soon as she was presented with the raw elements. She took the time to really listen and understand the essence of what this gift would symbolise in the uniting of our families and cultures. It was presented to the bride as an integral part of the ceremony,and perfectly matched the dress that we had made for the occasion.
Thank you Colleen for adding that very special personal touch with your beautiful artwork!”  Jill McArthur, South Africa

“Firstly, what a pleasure to receive something in the post that is covered with lovely, evocative stamps and stickers! Such a treat compared to the other dull post.  And, the earrings are gorgeous. So visually beautiful and rich in tactility too.” Kenda Gaynham, UK

“I just this minute got your piece!  Colleen, it is so spectacular that I am breathless!” Arfulcitystyle, New York

“Beautiful work by Colleen Brand. What a talented lady!”  Meryl Francis, South Africa

“It was such a treat to meet you today and my new earrings are fab!  Thank you so much – they are a work of art!”  Maire-Anne Fold, Australia

“The piece arrived in my afternoon mail. It is even more beautiful in person, and I love the bracelet.”   Mara  Campbell, USA

“I am absolutely delighted with my neck adornment, it is is even more fabulous than I imagined, it fits perfectly and is light and comfortable. I am in awe of your artistic abilities both in painting and creating these beautiful soft sculptures that are divine to wear. I will send you a picture of me wearing it when I have made myself presentable. I will definitely be a return customer.  Thank you so very much Colleen for making this such a pleasant experience.”  Sue Harle, Australia

“Your work is completely and absolutely exquisite.”  Pamela Neethling, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

“The truly gorgeous necklace has arrived.  I am thrilled with the piece.”  Sue Kreitzman, London/New York

“Found you on IG and am now following you on FB. I am intrigued with your intricate, beautiful work.”  Carole Tannenbaum, Toronto, USA

“Thank you so much for this piece.  It is so much more majestic in person.  The glass beads are a perfect touch.  They remind me of sea glass!”  Maureen Block, Texas USA

“Such fun choosing a piece from Colleen’s original and handmade collection of unique necklaces. There’s something for everyone with a myriad of colourful and interesting authentic beads, not to mention the eye catching African textiles.”  Margaret Bargmann, UK

“The MOST beautiful handmade adornments!!”  Gina Ross, Cape Town, South Africa

“I have ordered twice from Colleen and even had them sent to Australia.
The recipients were very happy with their gifts, which are beautifully made, colorful and easy to wear!”  Estelle Schabort, Australia

“Absolutely LOVE these, beautiful bright colours!!! I think I will need one in every shape, size, colour and length.”  Katrine Auld, Cape Town, South Africa

“I was so excited to receive my fabulous “treasure trove” from Colleen… I just love them.  Next decision is do I wear them or do I display them on my wall – they are so stunning – maybe both!  Thanks Colleen for making such inspiring pieces.”  Mara McCaffery, Hong Kong

“Received this beauty today!!!!!! Beautiful artistry, handwork and colors!!!! Love it!!!”  Nadia Sulaiman, New York, USA

“Finally home and finding a lovely package awaiting me!  I am so delighted and you must know how absolutely beautiful your work is!  Thank you so much!  I will wear it with great joy!  A powerful piece!”  Maureen Block, USA

“…I love your artwork.  I can’t call it jewellery.”  Sandalene Dale-Roberts, Cape Town, South Africa

“I’m in love with my beauties….. so huge and colourful.  Thank you so much!!!!!!!  LOVE IT!!”  Nadia Sulaiman, New York, USA

“Your work is exceptionally wonderful!”  Anita Quansah, London, UK