Our gorgeous brass jewelry comes straight from the heart of Nairobi, Kenya. Fashioned in small workshops in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, talented teams of artisans design and handcraft every lovely piece.
Jewelry from Kibera has humble beginnings. This tiny smelter is responsible for each piece that comes through the shop. Every mold is created by hand for upcycled metals.
Next, the pieces are hand-polished. Artisans then craft chains, carve bone and horn, and use tiny pliers to attach shapes to one another.
Rough metal is softened and polished on a machine. Other machines etch, carve, and weld.
The finished product!