Sharing the love & light of Africa – one stitch at a time

Show off your innate sense of style and express your individuality with our bold and colourful accessories. Each piece we make is a labour of love, created slowly by hand from African textiles and beads.

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African Baroque in Japan

African Baroque in Japan

African Baroque is now available in Japan from Aya Tsujita at the newly established BLOOMS International, Tokyo & Osaka. We are very excited to be represented in this beautiful country. What is interesting is how well our products blend with a culture that is so...

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Ghanaian Glass Beads

Ghanaian Glass Beads

 "Give me a bead that’s wrapped in joy; find me a bead to carry my grief."  Ghanain poet Ama Ata Aidoo Ghana has a long history of bead usage and bead making. This beautiful video takes you into the world of glass beads of Ghana and the cultural value of beads in...

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Atomic Stardust

Atomic Stardust

Atomic Stardust Textile necklace So what happens when you're given some deep violet satin and  simultaneously discover that Ultra Violet is the Pantone colour of the year for 2018? The Pantone introduction to Ultra Violet "UltraViolet is an enigmatic purple shade that...

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The truly gorgeous necklace has arrived.  I am so delighted with it.

Sue Kreitzman (New York and London)

I just this minute got your piece!   Colleen, It is so spectacular that I’m breathless.

Artfulcitystyle (New York)

The MOST beautiful handmade adornments!!

Gina Ross (Cape Town)

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

Estelle Schabort

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 Bargman (UK)

Colleen, thank you so much for creating such beautiful adornments, mine arrived whilst I was away on holidays in Sydney, Australia, I couldn’t wait to get back home to see my fabulous neck piece. It is divine and I love it, the colours are so vibrant and the beads are fascinating, to top it off, it is just so comfortable and light to wear. I am absolutely delighted.

Sue Harle (Australia)

love your stuff, a big fan and wish i could buy it all !

Karin Lijnes (South Africa)

Hello Colleen! 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!

Maeri-Anne Fold (New Zealand)

Beautiful work by Colleen Brand. What a talented lady!

Meryl Francis (South Africa)

My cousin 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 MacAthur (South Africa)

Absolutely LOVE these, beautiful bright colours!! I think I will need one in every shape, size, colour and length. Very original – very African!

Katrine Auld (South Africa)

I was so excited to receive my fabulous “treasure trove” from Colleen all the way to Hong Kong – 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)

She made an absolute work of art especially for me and then made matching earrings. A real master and a very nice woman.

Barni Rothman (US)

Thank you Colleen for my beautiful jewellery & your patience!! Will be back soon.

Maria Wagener (SA)

I bought two pairs of Colleen’s gorgeous earrings recently and I couldn’t love them more. I feel fabulous whenever I wear them and connected to my home. My only dilemma was which pair to keep and which to give to a friend! Colleen went out of her way to make the process easy, despite geographic distance, and they arrived quickly and beautifully wrapped. Thank you!

Kenda-Lee Gaynham (UK)

I’ve placed two jewelry orders so far and I’m very pleased with both. This last order took longer to arrive but the wait was worth it. My lovely necklace traveled a great distance. I’ll order again I’m sure!

Zpd Duda


Absolutely fabulous. I love my new earrings, thank you so much. Loving bright and bold colours and themes, your earrings are exactly what I wanted. I am 60 in July and am having a party weekend with friends and family. Your fantastic earrings will be worn with pride and excitement. They are bold and beautiful and yet light to wear making them a pleasure to own and an honour to wear. Love them, love them, love them …. may even be back for more at some point in the future.
Sue Hooper Lawrie (UK)

Lovely necklace- thanks Colleen!

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