Zanele's Jewels Beaded Jewellery
Necklace approx 53cm long
Bracelet approx 20cm long
Zanele and her sister Stella, support their families by designing and making beaded jewellery, with the help of over 20 women whom they have taught their skills.
One necklace can take approximately 2 days to make.
Please note patterns may vary from picture shown.
The Ndebele people from present day Zimbabwe & South Africa have a rich history of beadwork which was originally made from seeds, grass, and sinew.
Since the 1800's, when Europeans introduced Czechoslovakian glass beads, this art form has taken on more intricate designs, ofteninspiredfrom the colour & patterns on their famously decorated houses.