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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Heart from South Africa

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Just a quickie post... I have been impatiently watching the mailbox for a couple of treats I won over the last few weeks. Today the first arrived: this  beautiful set of ceramic beads from Wellington, South Africa, courtesy of Desirée Malan (earthbutter studio blog).




Until I decide on a design in which to use them, I've strung them on some lovely coordinating silk ribbon from Marsha Neal Studio that looks and feels so nice with ceramic. So pretty... on second thought, this may well be their permanent home!


  

Desirée now has two Etsy shops, EarthButter Studio, where she has been busily selling for just over a year to very appreciative customers; and her newly opened EarthButter Beads shop, for larger bead orders, and featuring a great opening special... a coupon code for 20% off! Here in Desirée's own words is her creative statement:

"This is where you will find unique colour co-ordinated ceramic bead sets & one-of-a-kind ceramic beads made in South Africa. Earthbutter beads are hand shaped by single mothers from a disadvantaged rural community near Cape Town. I design, glaze and fire the beads in my pottery studio.

Each bead is a small work of art and the finger prints of the beadmakers are often visible in the clay surface. This is the reason why Earthbutter beads are so special - no two beads will ever be exactly the same!"

Thank you so much for this beautiful and unique set of beads, Desirée! I can't wait to wear them proudly and carry a bit of sunny South Africa wherever I go.
 

3 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! You're quite a lucky lady being able to win those goodies :)

    I'll definitely have to check out Desiree and her shops!

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  2. Gorgeous! And trust you to find something that goes to a good cause!
    Love the name Earthbutter too!
    This is definitely going on my favorites list and hope to shop there soon!

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  3. What a lovely prize and what beautiful beads. The heart pendant is "to die for" gorgeous !

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