Sandoodles

Sandoodles One-Of-A-Kind African Inspired

Massachusetts, United States · 230 Sales

Sandoodles

Sandoodles One-Of-A-Kind African Inspired

Massachusetts, United States 230 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(85)
Shop owner

Sandy

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Announcement   You are guaranteed to be 100% satisfied with anything that you order. If you are not happy for any reason at all, you can return it for your choice of either a full refund (not including shipping) or an exchange. We strive to have happy customers.

Designing & creating OOAK - One-Of-A-Kind art is one of my pleasures. I travel to Accra, Ghana in West Africa frequently. I love the people, their bright colored materials & beads. I volunteer a lot of my time to working with a couple of schools for street children. I found many children/young adults were not in school due to lack of funds so I started buying African beads & materials and decided to design & create beautiful jewelry, handbags, etc to raise money for their schooling. A few friends of mine (in the US, Africa & Columbia) and I are working hard to create beautiful items that we hope you will enjoy. As much as possible we like to use recycled items - beads made from recycled glass, recycled materials - the lining in many of our bags was a flour bag in its previous life as well as many of our patchwork bags were made from scraps that were purchased from tailors who would have burned or trashed them thus helping the environment.. We're now making African-American Jean bags with recycled jeans from the U.S.
A large percent of our profits go directly to the schools to help pay for the education, water and/or school lunch for children who might not have had the opportunity. We feel that an education is the best gift we can give them.
Each one of our bags, shoes, boots, accessories, and jewelry are one-of-a-kind (unless noted as a Limited Edition).
By purchasing one of our items, you are giving a unique gift (or receiving one for yourself) as well as helping a child with their education.
We hope you enjoy looking at our items and if you should purchase one or more, we hope you love it as much as we love creating them.

The children, and those of us who make the products, thank you for your purchase.
Our products come from a smoke-free shop and home.

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2016

You are guaranteed to be 100% satisfied with anything that you order. If you are not happy for any reason at all, you can return it for your choice of either a full refund (not including shipping) or an exchange. We strive to have happy customers.

Designing & creating OOAK - One-Of-A-Kind art is one of my pleasures. I travel to Accra, Ghana in West Africa frequently. I love the people, their bright colored materials & beads. I volunteer a lot of my time to working with a couple of schools for street children. I found many children/young adults were not in school due to lack of funds so I started buying African beads & materials and decided to design & create beautiful jewelry, handbags, etc to raise money for their schooling. A few friends of mine (in the US, Africa & Columbia) and I are working hard to create beautiful items that we hope you will enjoy. As much as possible we like to use recycled items - beads made from recycled glass, recycled materials - the lining in many of our bags was a flour bag in its previous life as well as many of our patchwork bags were made from scraps that were purchased from tailors who would have burned or trashed them thus helping the environment.. We're now making African-American Jean bags with recycled jeans from the U.S.
A large percent of our profits go directly to the schools to help pay for the education, water and/or school lunch for children who might not have had the opportunity. We feel that an education is the best gift we can give them.
Each one of our bags, shoes, boots, accessories, and jewelry are one-of-a-kind (unless noted as a Limited Edition).
By purchasing one of our items, you are giving a unique gift (or receiving one for yourself) as well as helping a child with their education.
We hope you enjoy looking at our items and if you should purchase one or more, we hope you love it as much as we love creating them.

The children, and those of us who make the products, thank you for your purchase.
Our products come from a smoke-free shop and home.

Sandy

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Sandy

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5 out of 5 stars
(85)
Christine R. Hannah

Christine R. Hannah on Sep 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These dolls are so beautiful. They are a great addition to my collection. I was so excited to get these under a week from ordering! The beading is beautiful and tightly adorned with yarn for the hair. They are the most unique dolls I own!

Christine R. Hannah

Christine R. Hannah on Sep 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These shipped so fast!!!! I was so happy about that! These dolls are amazing!! The beading is so beautiful and the dolls are made so well! This shop is amazing and the proceeds go to a great cause. These make beautiful decor to a home. Fast shipping and fast email! Will definitely shop here again.

Katie Colson

Katie Colson on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I received this package so quickly and it looks exactly like the photo! Fits most wrists with its expandable pulls and it's perfect for Orlando Pride this year!

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About

Help us educate children in Africa who might not have had the opportunity of education

My first visit to Ghana, West Africa, I went to an orphanage and fell in love with all the kids. I found out that a lot of children are not in school as education is not free.
I also fell in love with their beads and material and decided I wanted to starting making jewelry and clothing to sell to help raise money for the children who wanted to go to school but couldn't afford it.
Your purchase will help to education children.

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  • Sandy

    Owner, Designer, Jeweler & Tailor

    I love designing and creating one-of-a-kind items. I sew, make jewelry and design jewelry and clothing for my team to make for us.

  • Stephen

    Designer, Jeweler

    Stephen is a very talented designer and bead maker. He has recently opened his own shop and makes jewelry for us to help us raise money for the education of the street children.

  • Gerty

    Designer, Jeweler

    Gerty is an extremely talented designer and bead maker. She makes beautiful jewelry for us. She is a Mom to 3 beautiful grown children. She helps out with her daughter's school and helps to raise money for her daughter's school.

  • Francis

    Designer, Artist, Tailor

    Francis is an extremely talented artist. He paints, designs, and makes beautiful clothing, bags and t-shirts for us. He is engaged to a beautiful woman and has big plans for his future.

  • Babs

    Tailor

    Babs makes gorgeous bags for us. We work extremely well together designing and creating bags, etc. Babs has a new baby and loves spending time with her and his new wife.

  • Abas

    Tailor

    Abas is very creative and makes beautiful backpacks for us.

  • Christiana

    Tailor

    Christiana is a talented tailor. She sews beautiful bags and journal covers for us. She has a beautiful daughter and will do anything for her to give her the best life she can.

  • Hawa

    Tailor

    Hawa has 3 children and is a wonderful seamstress. She sews beautiful clothes and bags for us.

  • Paul

    Woven Bracelet Maker

    Paul is a single young man who makes woven bracelets for us to raise money to educate the street children in Ghana.

  • Asibi

    Basket Maker, Djembe Drum Maker

    Asibi is a single young man from Bolgatanga. We helped him to learn to read & write. He wants to help us help educate others who might not have had the opportunity of education. He makes us beautiful Bolga Baskets & beautiful djembe drums.

  • Abraham

    Jewelry Maker

    Abraham is our son who enjoyed making jewelry to help educate the children in Ghana who might not have had the opportunity of education.

  • Lila

    Jewelry Maker

    Lila has her own school in the suburbs of Accra. She makes beautiful jewelry for us to help us educate children in Accra as well as help her school.

  • Adwoa

    Tailor

    Adwoa is a single mom who sews our aprons for us. I choose the material and come up with the designs and Adwoa sews them for us to help the children with their education.

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