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Welcome to Bella Abisinia Design!!!!

My name is Debbie Mekonnen, I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and have lived in San Francisco, California for over 20 years. With many years of travels and short period of stays in different countries, I have now returned to my birth Place- Ethiopia- to Pursue my love for Art, Craft and Sunshine. My Travels and culture have become part of my inspiration and motivation for my creation(S), and right now I can not see myself elsewhere but here in Addis Ababa where I am creating accessories and enjoying my life with my Husband and our New baby boy.

Bella Abisinia Design was born in 1998 while Studying Fashion Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, California. My inspirations are driven by many cultures, countries,languages and nature. My other love for old vintage pieces, recyclable…

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  • Born on August 9
  • Joined February 11, 2011

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, African trade beads, Ethiopian vintage beads, Agate, Ethiopian cotton, Organic cotton, Maria Theresa Silver, Natural Wool, Silk, Bamboo Silk, Hemp, Linen

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About

Welcome to Bella Abisinia Design!!!!

My name is Debbie Mekonnen, I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and have lived in San Francisco, California for over 20 years. With many years of travels and short period of stays in different countries, I have now returned to my birth Place- Ethiopia- to Pursue my love for Art, Craft and Sunshine. My Travels and culture have become part of my inspiration and motivation for my creation(S), and right now I can not see myself elsewhere but here in Addis Ababa where I am creating accessories and enjoying my life with my Husband and our New baby boy.

Bella Abisinia Design was born in 1998 while Studying Fashion Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, California. My inspirations are driven by many cultures, countries,languages and nature. My other love for old vintage pieces, recyclable materials and ecofriendly organic materials allows me to often assemble the end product- fashionable exotic bold pieces that reminisce on the past and resonate on the present.

The artistry of each of the pieces are deliberate statements; symbolizing life as it was few decades ago; It is with this concept that Bella Abisinia Designs pieces dwells on the past and visualizes to bring the old forward to the new, in a rather audaciously modern sensibility.

If one was to brand these concept driven designs, it would only do it justice if compared to a timeless dream, the delicate image representative of femininity, the style is a mirror of my imagination, drawing on my past while forging and recreating the unceasing dreams of the unknown world I fantasize about.

My mission is to keep giving birth to the disappearing art of handmade craftsmanship such as weaving, metalsmithing and other forms of crafts. Now back in my native land of birth, Ethiopia Aka "Abyssinia” I am making my dream come true by doing what I love.Thanks to Etsy, I now am connected with so many other like-minded artist/crafters and makers from all over the world. My aim is to promote the use of recyclable , ecofriendly handmade accessories.

Thank you for visiting my shop

~From the land of 13 months of sunshine~

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