African Inspiration on Pinterest: Nigerian Wedding Accessories


I came across these beautiful images of women adorned in traditional Nigerian engagement coral beads on Tumblr, originally posted by They went straight up onto my Pinterest board, "African style".

This week I did some overdue board maintenance including splitting my "African design" board into boards for various disciplines. You can now enjoy the following Afri-love-related boards:

  • African fashion
  • African art
  • African product design
  • African graphic design
  • African-inspired interiors
  • African style
  • Hair au naturel

There are also plenty of other boards to check out, many being art and design related. Have fun pinning!

Are you on Pinterest? Drop me a comment with a link to your page!


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Simply Dramatic: Jessica Claire Jewellery



During my time in Kenya, I attended the fabulous Tribal Chic fashion show at Nairobi's Tribe Hotel and there came across the Jessica Claire Jewellery line. I loved the shapes, materials and the balance of simplicity and drama in her designs.

You can purchase Jessica's jewellery in Nairobi at House of Treasures, in Mombasa at Almanara Luxury Villas in Diani and online via her Etsy shop.

Visit the Jessica Claire Jewellery Facebook page to view more photos from her collection, stay up to date with news and contact the designer directly about items you're interested in. 

Images courtesy of the designer, photography by Thor Karstad


Etsy inspiration from AfricaDirect: African trade beads, art, jewellery and other artifacts

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Since setting up my Etsy shop, I've been spending a lot of time on the global handmade marketplace. Abundant with creativity, it's a great place for inspiration. Recently, I came across Etsy shop, AfricaDirect, specialising in trade beads, jewellery, carvings, masks, textiles and more.

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