Kimber Ryan's Profile

About

Nine years ago our family began making annual trips to Africa to work with children. Our heart was to bring desperate people a hope for a brighter future & encourage them to start working towards change. It didn't take me more than one breathe to realize I was in love with these people. The love, the culture, the importance of relationship.

Looking back, I had always been the creative type. Long before upcycling became the new I would look at the discarded and envision an artistic purpose for it. I enjoyed working with my hands, using out of the box items, to make a statement.

I soon realized I could intertwine my love for Africa with my creativity with the hope to create awareness. It would also help generate financial support in order to continue to help make a difference with these new friends and family of ours…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on July 20
  • Joined November 16, 2008

Favorite materials

repurposed discards, vintage, jewelry, leather, chain, wood, silver, metals, beads from Africa, African fabric

About

Nine years ago our family began making annual trips to Africa to work with children. Our heart was to bring desperate people a hope for a brighter future & encourage them to start working towards change. It didn't take me more than one breathe to realize I was in love with these people. The love, the culture, the importance of relationship.

Looking back, I had always been the creative type. Long before upcycling became the new I would look at the discarded and envision an artistic purpose for it. I enjoyed working with my hands, using out of the box items, to make a statement.

I soon realized I could intertwine my love for Africa with my creativity with the hope to create awareness. It would also help generate financial support in order to continue to help make a difference with these new friends and family of ours.

Many of the pieces in the store contain elements we have brought back from Africa with us. Most have elements of vintage. We are also adding items that are made by the hands of the people we have been working hard to help in Tanzania & Kenya. This is a dream come true for so many.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?