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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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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Kaira Textile Necklace

Kaira Textile Necklace

Kaira textile necklace perfectly captures the rich earthy colors of Africa; the dry terracotta Kalahari, the greens of the rolling Savannah and the deep blues of the Nile, longest river in the world. This gallery will give you an opportunity to see close up the...

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Protea

Protea

A totally divine richly embellished necklace that I don't really want to part with!  The colours flow between gorgeous rich pinks and pure black with accents of mossy green.  There's an energy happening here that is very exciting. It all began with a rather lovely wax...

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Sea Star

Sea Star

The inspiration for this choker comes from the beautiful Ghanaian star beads made from recycled glass.  They are much more difficult to source than the spherical ones so an exciting find. I've used a very fresh and pretty shweshwe (100% cotton) made by the Three Cats...

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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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Ethiopian “silver”

Ethiopian “silver”

  Beauty from Small Things Ethiopian silver beads are objects of beauty in their own right.     They vary a lot in quality but all bear the tell tale marks of hand craft and this is a large part of the allure they have for me.  In a world bursting with machine made...

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