Drawing on African heritage and craftsmanship, each bead is hand-rolled using raw clay, a substance that provides vital energy for your body. The more we expose clay to the sunshine, air, and rainwater, the more powerful it becomes. Each bead is then sun-dried, kiln-fired and dip-dyed. This handmade process ensures that no two pieces will ever be the same.
When not in use, lay your handmade jewellery flat in its box to maintain shape, minimise stretch and reduce exposure to moisture and dust. Take great care when handling your beads as they are made from natural materials that are porous. Exposure to air can cause the metal to tarnish. To restore shine, gently rub the surface with a soft polishing cloth.
Drawing on African heritage and craftsmanship, each bead that makes up Zahara's Earrings are hand rolled by the women of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Using raw clay, the beads are sun dried, kiln fired and dip dyed ensuring no two are the same. Adding further magic to these meaningful beads is Elodie Darwish of élodie jewellery, an Australian Jewellery Designer who is fascinated by the beauty of imperfection. élodie works predominantly by hand in both precious and non-precious metals, creating pieces which are expressive, organic and always evolving. Earrings are made with sterling silver posts. Other metal components are made from blushed gold plated or sterling silver plated brass.
* Please remember your beads won’t be perfect circles and the colours may vary. Because the beads are porous, some will absorb the dye more than others. We have chosen to hand brush our metal to create the textured, imperfect aesthetic we strive for.
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