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Wooden Artifacts from South Africa

Monday, July 5th, 2010

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Greenmarket Square in Cape Town, South Africa

My friend was at the FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa and brought me back a variety of hand-carved wooden pendants. Made of “Iroko”, African teak wood and “African pearwood” these pendants feature traditional African tribal motifs. He found them while walking through the eclectic artist stalls at Greenmarket Square. Greenmarket Square is known as the mecca of african arts and crafts set among a gorgeous backdrop of historic buildings and cobblestone streets.
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I’ve paired these wooden pendants with a .925 sterling silver chain that adjusts 16-18 inches. Retail price is: $30.

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Greetings from Trinidad

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Thank you Karina for your thoughtful letter and pretty e-stationary!!! It’s soo nice to see my jewelry reaching Trinidad!

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Thank you Lori!!!!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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This wonderful email from a customer made my night and I wanted to share :) THANK YOU LORI!!!!

“I received my repaired bracelet and am absolutely thrilled with the results. Thank you so much for your fantastic customer service! More companies should follow your example.”
-Lori