Bellabisinia

Handmade Ethical Hand-woven Accessories From Ethiopia!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia · 752 Sales

Bellabisinia

Handmade Ethical Hand-woven Accessories From Ethiopia!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 752 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(199)

Announcement   ~Welcome to all things Beautiful from Ethiopia! ~

Bella Abisinia means “Beautiful Ethiopia”

Though Jewelry making began as an "accidental love" while studying fashion Design & merchandising in San Francisco,California, it grew into a unique and compelling "passion" to give birth to Bella Abisinia Design.

Bella Abisinia is one of a kind creation focusing on handmade design. Both jewelry & Accessories are a result of combining old Ethiopian technique of beadwork, Metal smithing & hand loom machine weaving by infusing recycled materials and focusing on handmade craftsmanship.

For all woven items ,I use Ethiopian twice combed cotton, organic cotton as well as Indian Acrylic wool & Silk. most if not all Jewelries are designed with Sterling silver as well as recycled Maria Teresa Silver Coin. Often gemstones are locally sourced in all four corners of Ethiopia & various countries around the world.

Bella Abisinia Design promotes the creation of sustainable and handmade work by rebirthing the disappearing craftsmanship of Ethiopia Africa by infusing it with modern fashion.
I want my creation to be both an artful adornment as well as an everyday accessory.

>It is with great pleasure that I would like to say that I am thankful to have my mentor BONSE who is a 3rd generation weaver. He has been my mentor and the force behind the weaving machine by not only creating beautiful work but also by helping get a deeper knowledge about weaving.

>My cotton spinner and fringe twister Alemitu is the most humble and Great person who not only jumps in when I need extra help but she is also the real responsible person who hand twists each finished woven item carefully.

**** I can not go without thanking my lovely husband Goshu, who is involved with taking part in putting some ideas or coming up with color combination. He is also the one who tracks down each and every item and handles the accounts.

> since the birth of my Son Nathan in 2014, my inspiration and creation has become even more beautiful. He inspires me in Every way.

>In short, bellabisinia is the work of great minds who love craft and Handmade products.

I enjoy taking special orders for any occasion as it allows me to create something sentimental with great care, passion and attention to detail.

NOTE- I now offer Wholesale, if interested please contact me via Etsy or at Bellabisinia [!at] yahoo.com

Thank you for Taking time to learn a little about Bella Abisinia Desing. I hope you enjoy my work as much as we enjoy making each piece.

Debbie Mekonnen & Team

Bella Abisinia Design.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 3, 2016

~Welcome to all things Beautiful from Ethiopia! ~

Bella Abisinia means “Beautiful Ethiopia”

Though Jewelry making began as an "accidental love" while studying fashion Design & merchandising in San Francisco,California, it grew into a unique and compelling "passion" to give birth to Bella Abisinia Design.

Bella Abisinia is one of a kind creation focusing on handmade design. Both jewelry & Accessories are a result of combining old Ethiopian technique of beadwork, Metal smithing & hand loom machine weaving by infusing recycled materials and focusing on handmade craftsmanship.

For all woven items ,I use Ethiopian twice combed cotton, organic cotton as well as Indian Acrylic wool & Silk. most if not all Jewelries are designed with Sterling silver as well as recycled Maria Teresa Silver Coin. Often gemstones are locally sourced in all four corners of Ethiopia & various countries around the world.

Bella Abisinia Design promotes the creation of sustainable and handmade work by rebirthing the disappearing craftsmanship of Ethiopia Africa by infusing it with modern fashion.
I want my creation to be both an artful adornment as well as an everyday accessory.

>It is with great pleasure that I would like to say that I am thankful to have my mentor BONSE who is a 3rd generation weaver. He has been my mentor and the force behind the weaving machine by not only creating beautiful work but also by helping get a deeper knowledge about weaving.

>My cotton spinner and fringe twister Alemitu is the most humble and Great person who not only jumps in when I need extra help but she is also the real responsible person who hand twists each finished woven item carefully.

**** I can not go without thanking my lovely husband Goshu, who is involved with taking part in putting some ideas or coming up with color combination. He is also the one who tracks down each and every item and handles the accounts.

> since the birth of my Son Nathan in 2014, my inspiration and creation has become even more beautiful. He inspires me in Every way.

>In short, bellabisinia is the work of great minds who love craft and Handmade products.

I enjoy taking special orders for any occasion as it allows me to create something sentimental with great care, passion and attention to detail.

NOTE- I now offer Wholesale, if interested please contact me via Etsy or at Bellabisinia [!at] yahoo.com

Thank you for Taking time to learn a little about Bella Abisinia Desing. I hope you enjoy my work as much as we enjoy making each piece.

Debbie Mekonnen & Team

Bella Abisinia Design.

Debbie  Mekonnen

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Fatima's hand gold plated necklace
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5 out of 5 stars
(199)
janeysharratt12

janeysharratt12 on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I now have five different hand made striped scarves and love them all. They are very good quality and arrive quickly after ordering. This is one of my favourite Etsy shops. Carry on making people happy!

donaguiso

donaguiso on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

articolo bellissimo e spedizione veloce

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Yellow and Gray handwoven cotton scarf for Men or Women/ Handmade Ethiopian cotton scarves wraps stole/ Grey and Yellow

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Gray and Yellow cotton ticking stripe scarf-
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About

Long live Handmade!

Ethiopian based sustainable accessories brand Bellabisinia Design crafts a unique one of a kind handmade Jewelry and unisex Hand-woven scarves, shawls & blankets with an eccentric, intriguing and aesthetic design. Often, with an emphasis on Ethiopian traditional way of craftsmanship, interesting colors and texture are combined to create the finish Product. For the Jewelry collection, recycled silver; vintage and unique Ethiopian found Amulets & Ethiopian Gems are added to give each piece a great value from forgotten materials.

My Name is Debbie Mekonnen, an Ethiopian born, San Francisco raised Designer/Creator and a constant traveler with a boundless curiosity; eclectic taste and cultivated independence. I have been the force behind the Brand Bellabisinia Design since 1998. With an educational background in Fashion Design Merchandising & a Master’s in Development/Youth Social Psychology and Expressive Art therapy, I am in constant Evolution with myself as well as my craft.

I produce contemporary, artisan jewelry and handmade accessories based around the Ethiopian tradition of textile heritage as well as the old technique of Ethiopian Jewelry making. My production is done so the work is collaboratively fair trade. I work directly with the native Ethiopian women artisanal cotton spinners so they can earn a fair price for their work. My biggest reward comes from (Bonse ) my weaving Instructor , mentor and teacher and excellent weaver who has brought me to this level of confidence and creativity- With BONSE, a 3rd generation weaver with 25 years of experience, together, we constantly weave our ideas, love for Craft and skills to create a good quality, high-end finished product(S).

Sustainable, my artistic values, commitment to the environment and my social responsibility form the foundation of the brand. Exploring new methods in order to create inventive, functional and transformable design, the work is ecologically conscious and made entirely in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

What makes Bellabisinia Design unique is the fact that we collaborate with anyone who has a idea for a product by producing one of kind Custom order. If you are like minded and wish for us to create a one of kind design, please do send me an email at bellabisinia [!at] yahoo.com or Debbie_mekonnen [!at] yahoo.com

Thank you for supporting Handmade

Bellabisinia Design

Debbie Mekonnen

~ Amsegnalehu~

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  • Debbie Mekonnen

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    My Name is Debbie Mekonnen, an Ethiopian Born, San Francisco Raised traveler with a boundless curiously, eclectic taste and cultivated independence, I have been the force behind the Brand Bellabisinia Design since 1998.

  • Debbie Mekonnen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2014
Welcome to Bella Abisinia Design where you can find Handmade orginal accessories, jewelry and more desinged by Debbie Mekonnen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Accepted Payment method is Paypal and Credit Cards via Direct Check out.
Shipping
Shipping to Europe will take 12-14Working Days.
Australia & Canada 16-18 working Days
U.S.A 12-18working Days
Everywhere else- 14-18 working days Depending where you are located.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will be glad to resolve the issue as long as you contact me 2 days after receiving the item.Refund is always possible if I am contacted within 2 days of receiving the damaged Package. Please note that shipping costs will not be refunded and you will be responsible for the costs of shipping to send it back to me. Please make sure you use a tracking service when sending any items back.

Please ensure the item is sent back in the condition it was received, unused and complete with tags.

Thank you for Understanding and Respecting my Shop Refund Policy.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am now pleased to announce that I do take special Wholesale orders. Please convo me with any question such as style, colors, time and cost for Wholesale orders.

Note- Please send me your request at bellabisinia [!at] yahoo.com