These African Women Jewellery Designers have been debated on by weighing their power and capacity, whose unique sense of style and creativity we love. They are both inspirational and practically making such a difference to the jewellery design landscape on the African continent.
The inspirational South African grande-dame of jewellery design, Jenna Clifford, whose beautiful creations are worn by the some of the world’s most beautiful and influential women. And then there are the women jewellery designers who are taking traditional African jewellery and beading craftsmanship to a whole new level, such as Katherine-Mary Pichulik with her increasingly globally renowned brand of the same name; or Abimbola Baolgun of Nigeria’s Bimbeads Concept who is elevating the art of beading and creating the most spectacular pieces inspired by nature; or Rwanda’s trend-setting Teta Isibo of Inzuki Designs who creates jewellery pieces that are integral to her seasonal accessory collections; or Njuhi Chege, the inspiration behind Kenyan jewellery brand Riri, taking her inspiration from the landscape and harnessing the skills of talented local artisans to create jewellery that reflects interesting textures and vibrant use of colour. At the other end of the jewellery spectrum come Africa’s innovators and eco-designers, led by the most inspirational Ashley Heather, who is creating fabulous contemporary jewellery made from the precious metals reclaimed from computer and cellphone circuit boards. Or the avant garde designers creating memorable jewellery pieces with a unique African aesthetic, such as Laura Nyahuye of Adornu in Zimbabwe, whose work is challenging traditional notions of jewellery design. Each of these African Women Jewellery Designers are to be celebrated for their incredible passion for what they do, their incredible craftsmanship, their unique eye for design, and their support for indigenous African jewellery crafting skills – we are so inspired by what they are doing.
Source: Lioness of africa