Meet Frances Tufuor, the founder of independent handcrafted jewellery-making business Tyliswoman and the latest African business to collaborate with us as we promote the The AKADi Magazine.
Her jewellery is inspired by timeless tradition and modern African cultural symbols and designs. The range includes statement necklaces, bangle bracelets, earrings and rings and engagement rings and wedding bands.
Frances and her team handcraft these designs using traditional wood carving and metal smelting techniques. All her jewellery is hallmarked with the Tyliswoman logo.
“Many of our designs come from our experiences of Africa’s cultural tapestry and our desire to convey our stories with you,” Frances told MisBeee Writes. “The aim is to create jewellery pieces that are a perfect reminder of timeless classics or personalised pieces designed to be treasured forever.”
In this post, she models earrings featuring the African map outline. These earrings come in sterling silver (£25) and brass (large £15) and (small £11).
Among her collection are 92.5 sterling silver earrings, which she calls Box of Dreams. These are an original design that come in three sizes: small (£28), medium (£35) and large (£43). They also come in brass – small (£11), medium (£14) and large (£18).
Frances and her team also custom design jewellery, which can take four weeks to create. The company aim to dispatch most orders the next day. Contact Frances directly here for wholesale orders discuss details.
Throughout October, Frances is giving followers to www.msbwrites.co.uk 20% off all purchases in October. And as part of her collaboration with us, she is giving away to two MisBeee Writes subscribers one handcrafted Fulani-inspired bracelet each worth £14
The AKADi Mag
The AKADi Magazine is the multi-media magazine arm of MisBeee Writes – the culture
website featuring articles about people of African descent on African soil and in the Diaspora. To be in with a chance of winning, follow these three easy steps:
- Click the follow button on msbwrites.co.uk (where you can also download a free copy of AKADi)
- Send us a screenshot to prove you’ve subscribed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wait till the end of October when we announce the winners