FOR WOMEN WHO CARE
About the planet. About themselves. About the people who make the things they buy.
Photo; Leigh Page
When you buy one of our adornments you are buying something made by a woman who is working in the comfort of her own home, doing something she loves at a pace that suits her.
We pride ourselves on flexibility that caters for the ups and downs all women experience. When life is crazy our ladies simply take on less work. We encourage them to make what they enjoy making and it shows in the creations they deliver. There’s a joyfulness that is tangible in each and every item we offer to you.
We encourage you to take your time choosing. Look carefully at the details which really only become apparent on closer inspection. We’re happy to send you additional pics so that you can really gauge the quality. That way you’ll be buying something that you’ll treasure for ever. And that is exactly how it should be.
LOOK WHAT WE’VE JUST ADDED!!!
The creative process is never static and our hands are never still.
You will love our new tassel earrings. They often incorporate very special beads from Africa which we fuse with our own cultural sensibilities. Take a look at our textile stud earrings at the same time. Meticulously hand embroidered they are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for winter.
WELCOME TO OUR SHOP
Each and every product (we hate that word) we share with you has been lovingly made by hand.
It’s a peaceful and meditative process. The range extends from dramatic statement necklaces to tiny exquisite brooches. Take your time as you explore the shop – you don’t want to miss the details and you really don’t know what you might stumble upon.
WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT US…
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
STORIES FROM BEHIND THE SCENES
African Baroque was honoured to be part of a collaborative shoot with two very exciting Cape Town designers; Coast and Koi who make exquisite babouche shoes and The Travelling Jackets of Africa who give new life to vintage jackets through embroidered and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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