14.12.11

Jewelry Junkie: South African Market Stalls...

While I was primarily in Cape Town for work, I did manage to pick up a couple of additions to my ever-growing jewelry collection.

From Green Point Market, Cape Town.

Green Point Market is a wealth of wonders.
This was "chosen for me" by the lady running the stall, and I simply couldn't refuse. Loved the fang-like shape and soft feel of it.


From a stall in a square just off Long Street in the centre of Cape Town.

I fell head over heels for this necklace as soon as I set my eyes on it; a friend had bought one with turquoise rather than coral, and with her instructions I sought out the stall as soon as I had a chance. This was handmade by a very friendly and incredibly talented Ethiopian man called Daniel. Lightly waxed and beautifully braided brown cord, with clusters of coral and little gold beads. I had never seen anything like it, and absolutely adore it.

4 comments:

Cylia said...

creative necklaces:)

wobblinbetty said...

noooo are you reallly from Varese?? me tooooo! :) I was born there! Ma quindi sei italiana?
fab necklaces btw xxxx

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful finds - those necklaces are so pretty!

ZombieLace said...

PRETTY!! I would love to see it in turquoise, too!