Wearable Collection

Telephone Wire Jewelry

Spiral Telephone Wire Bracelet
Fun and colorful statement or sophisticated accent? The color combo makes all the difference! Bridge for Africa's most popular bracelet can be worn by itself or in twos or threes.
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Telephone Wire Bangles
The multicolored designs of the popular South African Zulu baskets can now be worn in the form of these telephone wire bracelets. Available in three sizes. Patterns vary.
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Telephone Wire Earrings


The multicolored designs of the popular South African Zulu baskets can now be worn in the form of these lightweight and colorful rimless telephone wire earrings.  Patterns vary.  Stainless steel hooks.
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Telephone Wire Rubber Bangles


Colorful telephone wire wrapped around a simple rubber bracelet – fun and trendy!
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Copper & Bead Jewelry



 
Multi-Strand Necklaces


These colorful yet elegant necklaces are created in the Township of Crossroads in Cape Town, South Africa. Composed of strands of hand-crocheted copper intertwined with beads, they make a fun and fancy fashion statement for the wearer while offering an escape from poverty for the talented artists who create them.  Choose from five color lines: reds, greens, golds, blues, black.
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Crocheted Flower Brooch


Our unique flower brooches are hand-crocheted using copper wire and decorated with glimmering glass beads. A women’s group located in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa designs these beautiful pieces.
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Crocheted Bracelets


Disadvantaged women located in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa have found hope for the future with an emerging art form: by modernizing the age-old craft of crochet into the art of crocheting fine copper wire, they are able to create stunning jewelry with beautiful glass beads. These versatile bracelets can be an elegant accent or worn everyday. 
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Copper Bangles


Women in a poverty-stricken region of South Africa transform copper wire and glimmering glass beads into intricate pieces of jewelry. They weave these raw materials into bangle bracelets, and – by extension – hope. The delicate glass beads erupt in a myriad of colors and designs in the natural light of day or under the lights of an evening out. Colors and patterns vary. 

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Copper and Bead Brooches


The province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa features many innovative groups of artisans, including the women who create these elegant brooches. Hand-made by intricately weaving copper and beads together into spectacular wearable art, the brooches complement any wardrobe. Available in five color families: reds, blues, greens, golds, and black/white.

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"Zentle" Beaded Earrings


These simple yet delightful earrings are named for the artisan who designed them. These beautiful earrings will complete any outfit with style!  Stainless steel hooks.

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Square Copper & Bead Earrings


These beautiful earrings show the creative spirit of the women of rural South Africa, who continue to apply their craft to new and ever more diverse jewelry. Choose from red, blue, turquoise, gold, and black.  Hooks are stainless steel; clip-on fasteners are nickel-free. 
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Round Copper & Bead Earrings


These beautiful earrings show the creative spirit of the women of rural South Africa, who continue to apply their craft to new and ever more diverse jewelry. Choose from red, blue, turquoise, gold, and black.  Hooks are stainless steel; clip-on fasteners are nickel-free. 
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Woven Copper Rings


Our new adjustable rings come in both round and square designs in 5 colors! Choose from red, blue, turquoise, gold, and black.
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Copper Wire Pins
Copper and steel wire become whimsical creations in the hands of talented wire-workers, men who have fled Zimbabwe to find economic opportunity in South Africa. The simple yet striking designs of these wildlife pins make them ideal accessories for any occasion.
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Telephone Wire Pins
Telephone wire becomes whimsical creations in the hands of talented wire-workers, men who have fled Zimbabwe to find economic opportunity in South Africa. The simple yet colorful designs of these pins make them ideal accessories for any occasion.
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Ostrich Eggshell

These bracelets and necklaces represent a traditional form of art for the oldest remaining African ethnic group, the San people of Namibia. The artists have made each bead by hand, from the shaping of the eggshell to the drilling of the hole in its center. Accents may include porcupine quill, tamboti wood and other local touches. Patterns, designs, and colors vary.
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Zulu Beaded Jewelry

Beaded Rings



South African women living in the Valley of a Thousand Hills create these vibrant rings from nylon thread and glass beads. By crafting products using the traditional art of Zulu beading, they are able to maintain their cultural heritage while supporting their families. Adults and children alike delight in wearing these colorful rings. Colors, sizes, and patterns vary.

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AIDS Pins


The red ribbon is the symbol of the global fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has taken a particularly hard toll on the people of Africa. These pins – hand-made from glass beads and nylon thread by women living in the shadow of AIDS in rural South Africa – are worn as a sign of solidarity with those suffering from the disease.
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Bracelets
These hand-stitched beaded bracelets feature a traditional Zulu diamond motif. By working from their homesteads in the townships surrounding the city of Durban, South Africa, the beaders earn an income while still tending to their homes and families. The bracelets they create will forge a connection between the wearer and the Zulu culture.
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Swazi Ceramic Jewelry
 
Double Pendants and Earrings
This craft group not only employs 25 women in Manzini, Swaziland who create quality ceramic jewelry, but proceeds from sales also benefit a youth project that schools, houses, and feeds orphans.  Earrings come with nickel-free pewter hooks.
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Fabric and Bead Necklace
This craft group not only employs 25 women in Manzini, Swaziland who create quality ceramic jewelry, but proceeds from sales also benefit a youth project that schools, houses, and feeds orphans. Here, African fabric ties ceramic beads together in a unique necklace whose length can be adjusted.
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Marula Berry Necklace
With a name inspired by the fruit of the southern African tree, this elegant necklace of ceramic beads (with a toggle clasp) comes in both light grey and dark multi-hued (at left) designs.
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Imfibinga Seed Jewelry

Imfibinga Spiral Bracelet
The lovely beads that make this unique bracelet are actually seeds. Sometimes called "Job's Tears" but known as "Imfibinga" in the Zulu communities of South Africa, the seeds come in a range of natural grey colors.
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Recycled Rubber Jewelry
 
"Zolo" Brooches
In the hands of creative artists in Cape Town, South Africa, recycled rubber (collected from old tires) becomes funky jewelry. No two of these brooches are alike!
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Swazi Totes
 
Women of Africa Tote
Embroidery forms the woman’s features, fabric makes up her headdress, and beading provides the accessories for this elegant bag. Rural women in Swaziland create these generously-sized totes which have a magnetic snap closure and a zipper pocket inside.
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Zipper Purse
 
Zipper Purse
The entire exterior of this hand-crafted purse (including the strap) is made from recycled zippers! With a patchwork of fabric colors, no two are alike. The purse appropriately has a zipper closure and an inside pocket.
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Bark Cloth Purses
 
Bark Cloth Purses
Traditional Ugandan bark cloth is a unique, non-woven fabric harvested from fig trees. With proper care, the tree will regenerate its bark every year, making this a renewable resource as well as a continual source of income for these artisans located on the outskirts of Kampala.
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