BELOVED BEADWORK- DESIGNED BY ANNA RICHERBY IN CAPE TOWN
Contemporary heritage beadwork, engineered to mimic nature’s elegant algorithms.
Beads were historically used as currency in cross-continent trade throughout Africa, and have evolved to become the keystone in many tribe’s traditional craftworks.
BELOVED BEADWORK’s, Pan–African team of women, hand weave intricate modern designs, using just glass beads, precious metal finishings, a needle, and a thread.
THE DESIGNER- Anna Richerby
Originally from the UK, Anna fell in love with South Africa and founded BELOVED BEADWORK in 2009. An anthropologist by training, Anna’s approach, whether it be to the materials used, those collaborated with or to a customer of BELOVED BEADWORK, is imbued with thoughtful and considered respect.
"My favorite comment from a returning customer is always ‘every time I wear one of my Beloved pieces people want to look at it closely and ask where I bought it’. This is what gives us the greatest joy- our work is creative and expressive in such a way that inspires conversation and connection.”