Monday, October 22, 2012

SOUL New Earrings


Handcut brass designs, inspired by Ethiopian Crosses

Available as earrings and as pendants on long delicate brass chains

Friday, October 19, 2012

SOUL Jewellery - Timbuktu Design


New Timbuktu Design variations
Old brass bells, recycled glass and brass beads

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SOUL Jewellery - the beginnings of Ababa Design


The beginnings of my new design, ABABA.
Inspired by Ethiopian culture and jewellery and where much of the trade for beads happen, Adis Ababa.

The designs are simple in silver and natural colours and made using handmade trade beads, mainly from Ethiopia.

SOUL Jewellery - Ibo Design

Ibo design  - Belly Dancer style.
Sterling silver hoops, Ethiopian silver plated beads & Turquiose stone beads

Monday, October 15, 2012

SOUL Jewellery : Ibo Design hoop earrings


A more simple Ibo design earring hoop design.
Sterling silver hoops, Ethiopian silver plated beads & Ghanian recycled glass beads


Friday, October 12, 2012

The Peacock Pavillion, Marrakech

Inspiration & Interiors

I love Morrocan interiors and recently came across this boutique retreat and hotel, The Peacock Pavillion in Marrakech.
I really like the chalky white backgrounds letting the rich textures and colours stand out in the interiors.

Monday, October 8, 2012

African Trade beads...the start of a new design range

I have just got back from Kenya and I'm starting to design the next SOUL jewellery range.
Inspired by Ethiopian designs, it will be made up of whites, creams, charcoals, brass, silvers with small touches of colour.
Watch this space...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

SOUL sourcing - Kenyan secret trader markets

I have spent the past week buying from amazing African traders in markets in the corners of Kenya.

Old silver and brass beads, Ethiopian crosses, Maasai bone beads, recycled glass beads, old pendants, Nigerian asoka cloths, amazing old kangas, mbao boards, cowhorn....
New ranges to come soon