I opened this shop to finance my "The One&Only Cat Sanctuary in Ghana", but I developed a true interest in these handmade, recycled glass beads.
I was born in Triest, Italy. After spending many years in Spain and Germany, I moved with my husband to Ghana in the year 2003
As cat lover I started rescue sick and injured cats from the streets, at present I have over 30 cats, many requiring medical attention.
Trying to finance the huge expenses related with my cat sanctuary, I opened this shop on Etsy but, with the time, I developed a really big interest in the art and craft of this Country. How they made,( and how they are still doing it), their beads and the reasoning of the choices of colors are fascinating. Jewelry is a big part of their culture.
From selling the glass beads and start making my own handcrafted earrings, bracelets, necklaces, is was only one step!
Now I opened a new shop selling my own jewelry. Thank you for have a look into it!
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Ghana-Art Publications Ltd.
Text, photografy and design by Philippe and Regula Kradolfer
This shop wants to create awareness of the beautiful arts an crafts of this Country, specially the recycled glass beads.
Looking for eco friendly handmade African jewelry and curiosities? Please check out my other shop:
Looking for vintage African carving and sculpture? Please check out my third shop:
For authentic West African waist beads, also custom made, please visit our sister shop:
All proceeds from the sale of these beads goes to "The One & Only Cat Sanctuary in Ghana"
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minimum purchase 200 $ 10% discount, enter GIFTFORYOU10
minimum purchase 500 $ 15% discount, enter GIFTFORYOU15
minimum purchase 1000$ 30% discount, enter GIFTFORYOU30
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All orders are sent via air mail trough The Ghana Post Office, all packages will be registered (delivery confirmation).
Please note that the tracking on-line for parcel shipped from Ghana is not working at the moment because of technical issues.
I'm located in Ghana, West Africa, there maybe some delays due to various factors, such as customs, weather, holiday, and distance. Normal delivery time is approximately 12-24 business days, sometimes up to 1 month. Thanks!
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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