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:
//Earrings// Gift from Reveal Cosmetics
//Off The Shoulder Peasant Top// ShoeDazzle
//(Ace) Tote// JustFab
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