Hand made jewelry and other goodies

32 Sales


Hand made jewelry and other goodies

32 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Jun 1, 2018

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Adrienne Bogatie

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Adrienne Bogatie


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It all started when........

I started making watches for myself for a while instead of jewellery (I don't wear it much), then I started making the watches as customised gifts for my oldest daughter to give to her friends as Bat Mitzvah presents (Jewish girls coming of age, 12 years old) .Made in the Bat Mitzvah girls favourite colours.
One day one of the granny's called me to ask what do I charge for these watches, and that started me selling locally.
I found Etsy through a lady I met at the market while I was shopping for more beads and told me that she was selling on Etsy.
I know I could do more with my shop, unfortunately I don't get the time to make as often as I would like, but that is going to change as I would like to make this shop into my full time career.
When I met Angie I wanted her as part of my shop her incredible eye catching wristband made me stop and comment, that never happens. What is special about her creations is that almost all of the beads that she uses are made by Angie herself! If they she didn't make them they have been repurposed. So an item made by Angie can be a mix of old and new and even bits of glass she found or an interesting stone. You might find that she has made ten of an item but none of them will be identical because of this.
Dudu is someone I have been looking for to add to our creative team for a while now, I find the art of bead weaving very beautiful, but so far it is not something I have mastered! Dudu was introduced to me by a colleague when she saw me trying to weave. Her work is inspired by her African culture.
Sandra was added for something different, her work varies and is custom made from beaded and embroidered wedding canopies to babies quilts.
Hopefully this venture will continue to grow, I am now looking for a silversmith to add to our mix.

Shop members

  • Adrienne Bogatie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a mother of 4 and have been married 21 years, I have been a nurse for more than 25 years. One day my eldest daughter said why don't you try selling the watches you make instead of just giving them as gifts. I blog on

  • Angie Berman

    Maker, Designer

    I try to achieve a statement, of an unforgettable piece of jewelry that will make a lasting impression to those who have an eye for detail and who can admire a good piece of costume jewelry. twitter account shoejewels

  • Dudu

    Creator, Designer

    Dudu, uses her South African heritage to create beautiful bead works.She is passionate about uplifting women in her community and wants to teach bead weaving to unemployed women, she has asked us that $2 be donated from each of her items sold to this

  • Sandy Binkin

    Creator, Designer, Maker

    Sandy has over 35 years of experience in haute couture, She also does Beading, Appliqué, Printing on Fabric, Painting, Embroidery and other Decorative Techniques

Shop policies

Last updated on May 4, 2015
Welcome to Adiesdesigns, we are committed to creativity of all kinds, but especially the kind you can wear. We believe in up-liftment of the disadvantaged and therefore we donate $10% from each sale towards adult education and training, here in Johannesburg. We do not support one specific group but try to spread the wealth, if you have a specific South African charity that fits with our criteria that you would like us to give to please feel free to ask when you place your order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
We will gladly refund your purchase, (minus the shipping fee) within 60 days of you placing your order, all you need to do is let us know what is wrong and why you wish to return the purchase. We are not responsible for loss or damage caused in transit and take every precaution to package the goods safely. Our watches fit wrists of 17cm/6 1/2 inches, if your wrist is bigger or smaller please let us know when you place the order. if the size is wrong we will not refund your money without proof that you supplied this information
We accept PayPal for all international sales. We charge a cancellation fee of $2 (donated to charity) if you cancel your order within in 24 hours, no cancellations after this as we try to have your goods shipped by then. For South African buyers we accept EFT's but please allow 3 working days for payment to reflect, No goods will be shipped without payment.
We ship through the South African Postal service as they are the most cost effective, their shipping time is 10 working days but it can take up to 8 weeks, if your order has not arrived in this time frame please let us know, so we can try and follow up . If you would like insurance or express delivery please email me before placing your order so that we can get a quote and inform you of the cost of this. All shipments will have a tracking number so that you can follow your purchase to your door. Once the parcel lands in your country the Postal Service of that country takes over and we cannot say how long it will take from there to reach you.
Additional policies and FAQs
We gladly do custom orders, just give us a little extra time to make it. Some of the beads used are hand cast there may be some variation in colors and when ordering for wholesale please note that the items are hand made and while the goods will all be similar they will never be identical.