Contact me at:
Phone: 021 367 2653
Cell: 083 521 0444
083 685 8230
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I am the owner of a small craft business called Kuyakhanya (it is daylight) Craft. This is a project established 1999 with the aim of empowering unemployed people.
As a black Xhosa woman, it is part of my culture to produce bead work. We are taught from a very early age how to make the various traditional items.
This is a job that takes much time and is very fine work, so the eyes are strained and one needs to be very patient. One wrong move can destroy the whole pattern especially with the special pieces. Yet in the end, the items are beautiful and give much pleasure to the person who makes them and the person who wears them, or gets them as a gift.
Apart from selling our work at markets, I also sell at traditional gatherings to help maintain our culture. Our handmade bead creations have fascinated both local and international visitors to the markets.
All items made with small beads in the African styles such as: Necklaces, Christmas and traditional dolls, Christmas decorations, tea showers, head gear, bangles, hand decorations, HIV aids and the South Africa flag badges.
See my demonstration pictures
Last Updated 26 September 2013 17:15