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Hi,

My name is Funto but my close friends call me Angelbaiye.

I am a practicing lawyer but jewellery making has always been my passion. I am self taught and have been making jewellery since 2004. I believe Jewellery is an expression of a persons innate sense of style.

It all started as a hobby till my grandmother discovered my passion and decided to further it along by taking me to one of the most magical places in the world; the King's beader.

I grew up in Nigeria, where Royalty of ancient times hasn't been forgotten and Kings are still revered bowed to and hailed. Natural beads such as coral are evidence of royalty and the king has a personal beader who works on his private collection of head pieces, necklaces, arm bracelets and in some parts of…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 7
  • Joined December 4, 2011

Favorite materials

Swarovski crystals, coral, tirquoise, birthstone gems and pearls

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About

Hi,

My name is Funto but my close friends call me Angelbaiye.

I am a practicing lawyer but jewellery making has always been my passion. I am self taught and have been making jewellery since 2004. I believe Jewellery is an expression of a persons innate sense of style.

It all started as a hobby till my grandmother discovered my passion and decided to further it along by taking me to one of the most magical places in the world; the King's beader.

I grew up in Nigeria, where Royalty of ancient times hasn't been forgotten and Kings are still revered bowed to and hailed. Natural beads such as coral are evidence of royalty and the king has a personal beader who works on his private collection of head pieces, necklaces, arm bracelets and in some parts of the East, crowns.

The shop was a small shack, high up on a crowded hill in a remote part of the city, but it held me spellbound as I watched this wrinkled old lady and her daughter work their hands nimbly constructing and spinning out works of art. I was told by my grandmother that she first visited the store when it was the old lady's mother at the crafting table.

This was all I need to keep me making and creating, it has now evolved into a love of finished, perfectionist jewellery, that has the precision and finesse of finished works although each item is hand made.

I now live in Coventry and I am undertaking a Masters in Law degree, if you are reading this in 2012 I am probably in a corner dreaming up my next design while frowning at a pile of course work.

Send a message, start a convo, order a piece and visit regularly, to discover the new delights I have come up with, it may be a cross or a pair of sultry earrings, even a vintage broach. I hope to see you soon.

****hugs and kisses****

AngelBaiyƩ.

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