- Ebony Dream. Ebony Dream is made of handcrafted discs accent with brass detail. (approx 6 inches)
- Shona earring; this is made of brown handmade clay bead with brass teardrop detail that goes with anything. (approx 4.5 inches)
Posted by AfroElle On 10:30 PM
To mark our one year anniversary, AfroElle is partnering with Bead Noir a Nairobi based, handcraft jewelry creation by 22 year old Mbuiyu Kaiganine, who is making her dreams come true. Mbuiyu started the business as a student at the university, the idea being born from the diassapointment of not getting any jewelry of her choice in the shops. “I’ m fashion conscious and really take care of what i wear so one day i just started.
With an intention to diversify her brand in the future, Mbuiyu spent quite sometime thinking of a name for her business and she settled on ‘ Bead Noir’.
Bead stands for an important part of Mbuiyu’s designs as Africa is a major source of different varieties of beads. It is also an important element of her work. Noir meaning Black in French. To Mbuiyu, it means that her work is made to symbolize her African roots. “It keeps me in touch with my origins and shows that my work should reflect my country and give us a mark in the fashion industry/ world.” She says.
Bead Noir designs are inspired by Mbuiyu’s love for her country Kenya and the African continent, most of the materials used include wood and rustic beads that compliment what is unique and symbolic about our roots. Bead Noir is characterized by a variety of colours and versatility, which means it can cater to the corporate woman in her business suit at the same time a woman on holiday in her sundress.
BeadNoirs distribution is in South Sudan and Arusha, Tanzania, Mbuiyu offers consultation services to give her customers the opportunity to draw up their own designs, she also offers personal delivery services to her customers to better enhance the shopping experience.
Bead Noir is giving away TWO earrings.
The lucky winner could be you. How to enter:
# ‘Like’ Bead Noir’s Facebook page
#2. ‘Follow’ @BeadNoir on Twitter and tweet the following ‘Hey @AfroElle, I’d like to win @BeadNoir Celebrating Dreams giveaway.
NOTE : IF YOU ARE NOT ON TWITTER, write on Beanoirs Facebook wall and let them know what you will wear the earrings with.
This giveaway is for our readers in Kenya only and will be closed on Monday 30th May 2011