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 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. 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)
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)
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