Hadeda

African handmade beaded wire animals and crafts

Johannesburg, South Africa · 656 Sales

Hadeda

African handmade beaded wire animals and crafts

Johannesburg, South Africa 656 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(147)

Announcement   Welcome to the home of the most unique African beaded wire animal sculptures and necklaces. All handmade in South Africa by skilled artisans of the Hadeda collective.These wire and bead art works are made by hand by members of the collective and are intricate and colorful.

With only pliers, wire, beads and their hands, these artisans skillfully create any animal or functional object imaginable, often to custom specifications. Any animal or object can be made to order with just a few photos necessary for guidance.

By buying our wire and bead works you are supporting skilled artisans who are versatile and creative. Artisans such as these normally sell their work on street corners and craft markets, and it is the ambition of this collective to elevate these works of art to a place they belong: in homes, offices and galleries worldwide.

You are also supporting a fairer form of business for these artisans who are now elevated from an inferior, precarious sales situation on the streets to an equal partner in an online sale. You have contributed to South Africa's economic growth by supporting incredible talents from the local community.

By paying a fair price for these works of art you are recognizing their true value and the creativity, skill and labour that goes into their creation. In a small but significant way, you are contributing to the economic and social uplifting of not only these artisans, but also the families and communities that depend on them.

And what is a hadeda?

It is an ibis found in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here's a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadada_Ibis

If you like our pieces, please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HadedaWire

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 31, 2017

Welcome to the home of the most unique African beaded wire animal sculptures and necklaces. All handmade in South Africa by skilled artisans of the Hadeda collective.These wire and bead art works are made by hand by members of the collective and are intricate and colorful.

With only pliers, wire, beads and their hands, these artisans skillfully create any animal or functional object imaginable, often to custom specifications. Any animal or object can be made to order with just a few photos necessary for guidance.

By buying our wire and bead works you are supporting skilled artisans who are versatile and creative. Artisans such as these normally sell their work on street corners and craft markets, and it is the ambition of this collective to elevate these works of art to a place they belong: in homes, offices and galleries worldwide.

You are also supporting a fairer form of business for these artisans who are now elevated from an inferior, precarious sales situation on the streets to an equal partner in an online sale. You have contributed to South Africa's economic growth by supporting incredible talents from the local community.

By paying a fair price for these works of art you are recognizing their true value and the creativity, skill and labour that goes into their creation. In a small but significant way, you are contributing to the economic and social uplifting of not only these artisans, but also the families and communities that depend on them.

And what is a hadeda?

It is an ibis found in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here's a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadada_Ibis

If you like our pieces, please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HadedaWire

Jens Horber

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Taking modern African artisan crafts to the world!

These wire and bead art works are made by hand by members of the collective and are intricate and colourful. With only pliers, wire, beads and their hands, these artisans skillfully create any animal or functional object imaginable, often to custom specifications. Any animal or object can be made to order with just a few photos necessary for guidance.

By buying our wire and bead works you are supporting skilled artisans who are versatile and creative. Artisans such as these normally sell their work on street corners and craft markets, and it is the ambition of this collective to elevate these works of art to a place they belong: in homes, offices and galleries worldwide.

You are also supporting a fairer form of business for these artisans who are now elevated from an inferior, precarious sales situation on the streets to an equal partner in an online sale.

By paying a fair price for these works of art you are recognizing their true value and the creativity, skill and labour that goes into their creation.

In a small but significant way, you are contributing to the economic and social uplifting of not only these artisans, but also the families and communities that depend on them.

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Shop members

  • Jens

    Owner, Customer Service, Marketer

    I am an African who is passionate about modern African crafts and my ambition is to show these to the world. There is more to Africa! We are turning our crafts into a sustainable business.

  • Alfred

    Maker, Designer

    I am a wire artisan. I am originally from Harare, Zimbabwe where I studied at the Young Africa Skills art school in Chitungwiza, Harare. I have 15 years experience in wire crafting. I am also a trained welder, ironworker and boilermaker.

  • Owen

    Maker, Designer

    Owen is from Chitungwiza, Harare in Zimbabwe. He learnt to create beaded wire sculptures from Alfred, working as his apprentice for 3 years. He has been a specialist wire artisan for 10 years.

  • Lloyd

    Maker, Designer

    Lloyd is a wire artisan. He is originally from Harare, Zimbabwe where he studied at the Chitungwiza Art School. He has 25 years experience in wire crafting. He is David's brother.

  • David

    Designer, Creator

    David is a wire artisan. He is originally from Harare, Zimbabwe where he studied at the Chitungwiza Art School. He has 25 years experience in wire crafting. He is Lloyd's brother.

  • Angela Phiri

    Designer, Maker

    Angela is a bead artist. She is originally from Harare, Zimbabwe where she studied at the Chitungwiza Art School. She has 15 years experience in bead crafting.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2018
Welcome to the home of the most unique beaded wire animals. All handmade in South Africa by skilled artisans of the Hadeda collective. These wire and bead art works are made by hand by members of the collective and are intricate and colourful.

With only pliers, wire, beads and their hands, these artisans skillfully create any animal or functional object imaginable, often to custom specifications. Any animal or object can be made to order with just a few photos necessary for guidance.

By buying our wire and bead works you are supporting skilled artisans who are versatile and creative. Artisans such as these normally sell their work on street corners and craft markets, and it is the ambition of this collective to elevate these works of art to a place they belong: in homes, offices and galleries worldwide.

You are also supporting a fairer form of business for these artisans who are now elevated from an inferior, precarious sales situation on the streets to an equal partner in an online sale.

By paying a fair price for these works of art you are recognizing their true value and the creativity, skill and labour that goes into their creation.
In a small but significant way, you are contributing to the economic and social uplifting of not only these artisans, but also the families and communities that depend on them.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
All sales are final. Exceptions may be considered if there are considerable defects in the items upon receipt.
Payment
Currently we accept only Paypal as a payment method.

Purchases will only be shipped when confirmation of payment clearance is received
We prefer immediate payment through PayPal upon purchase. Please note that if we do not receive payment within 24 hours, or any communication regarding payment within that time, we will cancel the sale.
Shipping
Items will not be shipped until payment has been made in full. All items are made to order.

Bulk shipping discounts considered on a case-by-case basis. We ship via Expedited Mail Services (EMS) or Air Mail. Both shipping services are provided by the South African Post Office (SAPO). We will combine multiple items purchased by the same customer at the same time into a single package. Insurance is included in the shipping costs.

Shipping upgrades available upon request for an additional cost.

We cannot guarantee the arrival date of any item but we always ship promptly and make every effort to get your items to you as soon as possible. We are not responsible for delays in the delivery of items due to work stoppages or strikes at the South African Post office, which is our shipping service provider and expedited mail service (EMS) agent.

For international shipments, items being held in customs may cause extended delays up to a month or more. We are not responsible for customs fees or import charges, and will not refund sales due to refusal to pay customs fees or import charges.

We cannot be responsible for items shipped to incorrect addresses (as entered by you into Paypal or Etsy) or for items that are not delivered because of refusal or inability to accept the delivery or claim such packages at the Post Office, or refusal to pay customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Due to the handmade nature of the items sold in this store, there might be slight variations in size and final appearance. Due to the batch nature of plastic bead production, the uniformity of colour between batches used and similarity to the colours of beads on items in our shop cannot be guaranteed.

The beads are strung on galvanized wire which might rust due to exposure to moisture and air. As we do not make the wire we cannot vouch for the quality of its galvanizing, and thus the collective assumes no responsibility for rusting of these wires.

The members of the collective retain all reproduction rights and copyrights to the items in this shop even after sale. The items and photographs may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the collective.

Custom orders are always welcome. If you see a sold item that is no longer in stock, please ask us whether we are able to duplicate it for you.

If you are interested in buying in bulk, please feel free to send us a message to request wholesale prices and a deal on shipping. We do not offer wholesale prices for single-item purchases, or for purchases under $100.