The Art of African Jewelry Design

The Art of African Jewelry Design

Happy Sunday everyone!

Being an African Jewelry Artisan has made me recognize and appreciate the creativity, skill, and talent that goes into making a one of a kind, fabulous piece of jewelry on an entirely new level.  During a photo shoot in Durham, NC one Saturday morning I grabbed a cup of coffee from a bakery in the downtown area, and noticed one of my favorite boutiques open.  As soon as I walked into Ngozi Design Collective, I couldn’t help but notice a breathtaking waterfall necklace made with a generous amount of seed beads.  While I don’t work with seed beads on this level, I quickly recognized the brilliant workmanship that went into this handmade stunning piece, not to mention the amount of time it must have taken to string the beads.  The colors were vibrant and fun which also attracted my attention.  That said, it wouldn’t take an artisan to quickly fall in LOVE!

The necklace is designed by Lillian Danieli of Nashona, and is made in Tanzania.  While visiting and admiring the gorgeous african clothing, jewelry, fine arts, sculptures, and personal care, I had a nice chat with the CEO, Andrea Carter.  She reminded me that Ngozi also provides custom clothing, tailoring, and alterations for men, women and children.  This is a great idea if you have a special event and want a beautiful custom piece created exclusively for you.

It warms my heart to see local businesses such as Andrea’s providing one of a kind and custom pieces of talented artisans, designers, writers, photographers, and musicians from all over the world!  Definitely check out the Ngozi Design Collective website, and if you live in the Research Triangle area I encourage you to pay a visit and let her know I sent you! 🙂

Photography by:  Sharon Bui

What I Am Wearing:

//Necklace// By Lillian Danieli of Nashona (Purchased from Ngozi Design Collective)

//Earrings// Gift from Reveal Cosmetics

//Off The Shoulder Peasant Top// ShoeDazzle

//Shorts// Old

//(Ace) Tote// JustFab

//Cut Out Bootie// (Araceli) JustFab or (Tonna) ShoeDazzle



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  1. Great blog Angela! I love that you are always supporting other businesses. You’re a very humble person.

  2. Thanks so much Fabriel for reading my blog, and for your continued support!!!

  3. In my search for African attire for the upcoming festival. I come across your blog. Love your blog on Nogozi Design shop in Durham. I will definitely check them out.

  4. Awesome Annie! Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog. I’m go glad you’re enjoying it! When you pay Ngozi Design Collective a visit you’re definitely in for a treat.

  5. Hi, Thanks for sharing these nice and amazing collection of African jewellery. I love these type of african jewellery. Thanks once again for your lovely post…

  6. @Daniel You’re welcome! It truly is a pleasure. Thank you for reading my blog!

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