Dapper hair accessories for Locks

Lukagwa’s hair accessories are inspired by our urge to accessorize our own dreadlocks. We also took into account sister locks and women of color who like to keep their hair natural.

Check us out on http://www.etsy.com/shop/lukagwa for a selection of our classy Afrocentric Hair Pins.

LUKAGWA JEWELRY PHOTOSHOOT

Photography is an art that captures timeless moments that are lost in time and expresses the personality of the photographer. They say pictures are worth a thousand words, I beg to emphasize that great pictures are worth more.

On each and every occasion I always look for a good excuse to carry out a photo shoot for the jewelry. The experience gives me a clear and vivid picture of what our jewelry is all about in a different perspective. It is a grand opportunity to appreciate how another artist can represent our handmade jewelry in an impeccable nature and give the photos the same passion we make the jewelry with.

This year I chose to work with the distinguished Eugene Muniah of “Picture Milieu” and Sophie of “I am Kenyan”. Eugene Muniah is an energetic and zealous photographer accompanied by Sophie who is a great activist, fashion stylist and model. The whole concept behind the photo shoot was to create lifestyle photography of Jewelry. The idea was to capture images of the jewelry as one carry’s out their everyday activity like enjoying a meal, working on the laptop or just hanging out.

The choice of venue was the amazing Talisman Restaurant in Karen that is popular for its breathtaking ambience, outstanding service and sumptuous meals. It is a garden restaurant that has been creatively furnished with sophisticated and elegant furniture. The play of warm colors gives the place a cozy feel.

Share with us the great moments!

The vivacious Sophie taking on a her pose and poise..

Our Photographer Eugene going about his work in a meticulous nature.

Eugene and his camera

We had the beautiful Sabina Pucher who volunteered to model our chic African jewelry; these colorful pieces of accessories blended in well with her flawless skin.

At work with Sabina ensuring the burgundy brown chunky Masai Beaded necklace by Lukagwa Jewelers is seating right….

028Looking for creative ways to depict the artistic jewelry…

A little fun with the kids to conclude the shoot…

Talisman RestaurantThe photoshoot was successful,you can view some of our great pieces of jewelry on http://www.etsy.com/shop/lukagwa.

The photographer’s collection can be viewed from his facebook page Picture Milieu.Sophie Umazi is the face behind a patriotic Kenyan project that seeks to unite kenyans and spread peace at this critical time of elections-http://www.iamkenyan.or.ke/

It was an invaluable experience working with this team;their ideals,ideas and vision to use their work to make a positive impact on society is remarkable.

The Bizarre Bazaar christmas craft fair

Just as the name suggests this Christmas event is out of the ordinary. The location is prime and ideal;situated at the center of Karura forest a midst tall green leafy trees. The surroundings create a cool and laid back sort of atmosphere favorable for shopping. Bizarre Bazaar Christmas fair is a yearly event that brings together an eclectic mix of artisans whom showcase their works of Art. It is an opportune time for people to mingle,buy Christmas gifts or simply spoil themselves. This event is always dubbed by the unique items on sale, lovely entertainment and great food.

This year Lukagwa African Art& Jewelers was accorded the opportunity to showcase its collection of authentic African jewelry. It is only the chosen few who get this opportunity we were proud to be associated with Bizarre Bazaar. The big wigs in the fashion and design industry were definitely present the likes of Zinj,Adele Dejak,Maro,Afri Kindu,BJ Crafts,Sandstorm Leather,Rift Valley Leather and so on.

We chose a coastal theme for our display since our jewelry collection is inspired by Shela island in Lamu. On display souvenirs from the pristine sandy beaches of Shela island were spotted.We chose to use the antique Lamu wooden candle stands,their traditional horn trumpet that was used to call for a meeting and the handwoven mats popularly known as “Mia”.In a bid to add flavor we used shells that i hand picked from the sea shores to create that feeling of the sea.I chose muted colors like black and white background to compliment my colorful pieces of jewelry.

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Black fly designs rocked the event with their fabulous Vitenge jackets and leather belts.Their popular style of retro boy jackets made from Ghanaian fabric was definitely a plus.

In line with the theme of the event Brew Bistro brought the house down with their awesome cocktails and locally brewed beer.The children from Kibera effortlessly kept us entertained with their dances,recitals and acrobatics.For those whom didn’t make it to the event we captured the beautiful moments to share with you.

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You can buy our product from our online store http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lukagwa.

10 WAYS TO STORE YOUR JEWELRY

10 WAYS TO STORE YOUR JEWELRY

So you have a beautiful collection of jewelry. You love every piece in your collection, but one day as you go to put it on, alas! You notice that a piece has been ripped and all the beads are falling apart. You are anguished and frustrated and cursing out… Well, that’s what we call, “NOT CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY.”

In this piece we show you some cool ways you can store your jewelry at home to avoid them getting spoilt or torn. The ideas are pretty simple and can be done by just about anyone. Enjoy.

1. The Frame

Get a cute old picture frame or window frame that you no longer use, take some wire (silver/copper) then string it from one end to another and create 3 to 4 rows, then choose a good position maybe in your bedroom or bathroom and hang it there, viola, you have a cute earrings hanger.

You can also add some nails on it and use to hang necklaces and bangles. This will nicely sort out your jewelry for you.

Launch Of Shela Collection

We are excited to announce the launch of the SHELA collection. The 2012 collection from Lukagwa African Art and Jewelers promises to be a most exciting and engaging affair.

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