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Insight into Sophie Kingo's African-Scandinavian inspired clothing and accessories


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Sophie Kingo on Etsy – well and truly stocked

Some time ago I set up my Etsy shop (Sophie Kingo – Handmade gifts and jewellery) in an attempt to try and sell some of the jewellery and oyster card holders I have been making. I listed a few items back in July and have finally, this week, got around to listing more items. In fact, everything which I have to sell at the moment is now listed.

My items seems to have emerged into two themes, Africa/Tribal and Water. Here’s a taster of what you can find there:

Africa

This collection includes: the lovely Safari Cluster necklace, which incorporates an upcycled elephant pendant from my awkward teenage years/1990s wardrobe;  Dying Embers earrings, made of  lovely glass, metal and plastic beads in rich ambers and browns; and the Oyster Card holder made from Ghanaian wax print purple and white cotton fabric bought from Obuasi Market in Ghana.

Water

This collection is primarily made from blue beads and includes: Love the Rain necklace, made using a selection of beautiful glass beads, foil glass beads and a glittery button (because everyone needs buttons in their lives); 3 Blue Lagoon bracelet, including this one (number 2) made from some really lovely glass lamp work beads; and Orbit earrings – wire wrapped purple acrylic pearls.

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Jewellery making in return for Mexican food

My sister asked me to take all my beads and findings around to hers a couple of weeks ago and help her make birthday presents for two of her friends. She had bought some beads and she and Leo, her boyfriend, were going to feed us.

We had lots of fun with lots of lovely beads. I haven’t got any proper pictures of what I made yet, but here’s a taster: