I might have the most beautiful customers ever. The gorgeous @kissiMee on Twitter sent me this photo of her wearing some of the bracelets she got at www.absynia.com. She is a model and I’m very flattered she wanted to wear my bracelets in her head shots.
Africana- n.(used with a pl. verb) Materials, such as books, documents, or art objects, relating to the history or culture of African peoples. (www.thefreedictionary.com)
I created this collection based on descriptions I’d read about African jewelry, before the introduction of European glass beads. I loved the idea of women and men in ropes and ropes of wood beads and made my own interpretation. My favorite without a doubt it is the Nzinga necklace series. Each one is unique but they all add a look of complete…regality. That isn’t a word. I had to make it up because that’s how serious this necklace is- it NEEDS it’s own word.
The fall weather has been amazing so we went out for a tiny adventure. Heading over to the Malcolm X park to see a drum circle, we noticed a bright alley on the way. It turned out to be a gorgeous mural. Pictures ensued.
A surprising amount of making jewelry and running a craft/artisan business is putting in work no one knows about. So I decided to to show some of the process behind making your gorgeous jewelry just so beautiful. This is the “finishing” part -the laborious time-consuming part that you don’t know I do, but would certainly notice if I skipped.
Love it? There is just one turquoise one left. Buy it here