The adornments you’ll find here speak to creativity and passion.  Each one is unique, vibrant and powerful.  When you wear one of our adornments, you’re saying to the world “I’m different and proud of it.”

Come inside and let your imagination run free… 

Our adornments will change the way you accessorize forever. Hand sewn from beautiful textiles created for queens.  Embellished with exquisite beads.  These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted eclectic adornments fuse cultures in unexpected ways creating a new aesthetic. When you wear African Baroque, you’re telling the world you’re unique, stylish and adventurous.

Now it’s your turn to play!!


I have just collected my African Baroque necklace. Wow it is so much better in real life! I also ended up buying two brooches 🤦🏽‍♀️I appreciated the personal touch with the card written by Colleen. Thank you for creating such beautiful and unique pieces of art.

Helen Malgas (South Africa)

Every time I wear one of these pieces of art someone comments. I absolutely love them.

Daron Duffield (South Africa)

Colleen could not have been more helpful with my order. She helped select items in the colours I like, sent me lots of photos to chose from and was just so friendly. Also, the jewellery is even more beautiful than in the photos  lovely colours and attention to detail!

Leana Bories (UK)


Absolutely beautiful work. Am very proud to own a few (too few) pieces. Am excited about the new stud designs too. So you’ll see me quite soon again, Colleen and Co!

Savyra Meyer-Lippold (SA)

Beautifully stitched, meaningful, super light to wear and oh, so pretty!  Love my earrings!!

Heidi Em (South Africa)

Wonderfully talented charming artist Colleen has colorful unique fabric art jewelry!

Miriam Bradman Abrahams (USA)

I have two pieces of jewellery from the lovely Colleen and was fortunate to meet her on our trip to South Africa; I love handmade items and textiles created with love, care and innovation and her products tick all the boxes! Order from her if you want something unique and which will be a joy to wear.

Jennifer Evans (UK)

Such great service and amazing pieces – i am so happy🙌 its going to be great to wear something unique and handcrafted.

Sigrid Ringström (Denmark)

Absolutely brilliant…..excellent service… partner loved her present.

Gregory Ruming (Australia)

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.   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 MacArthur (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. 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)

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