African inspired and bohemian jewelry

Athens, Georgia | 2554 Sales


African inspired and bohemian jewelry

Athens, Georgia 2554 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Modern, bohemian, African.
Hand made and ethically sourced jewelry that uses only natural materials and vintage parts.


Last updated on Jan 17, 2018

Modern, bohemian, African.
Hand made and ethically sourced jewelry that uses only natural materials and vintage parts.

Elle Lewis

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Elle Lewis

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Vintage African brass necklaces get re-imagined as our Diaspora earrings.
Take a look around the shop and see how many pieces feature these gems of history.
Mixing old favorites like the Nzinga bracelet stack and the new brass pieces for an Instagram photo.


The Story

Absynia is a lifestyle brand offering consumers a chance to move away from the mass produced fashion's of today that all look the same. Fueled by a global aesthetic, Absynia carries only handmade, artisan jewelry and unique vintage items.

Behind the designs, the photos, and all things Absynia is me, Elle Lewis.My designs are influenced heavily by the African diaspora and the cultures within. Using wood, precious stone, metal,shell and other earthy materials, I aim to bring the unexplored to the wearer.
I have been designing jewelry and creating since first learning about the high cost of cheap, imported fashion. After becoming aware of the prevalence of worker abuse and child labor in factories overseas, I became concerned with the role I played in this global market and where money was going and her things coming from. Absynia was created from this concern and continues to expand around the concept of returning to handmade, to quality and the kind of transaction where the consumer would know the hands that crafted their purchases.

Today, Absynia caters to men and women who express themselves and their values through their fashion and company choices. Because of their high expectations and standards, Absynia is always evolving, reaching out to new artisans and mining local cultural events and stores for new, interesting materials. Be sure to follow the blog and twitter to see previews and to get to know me.

Shop members

  • Elle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hello Etsy! My name is Elle and I'm the brains and brawn behind Absynia.. I'm a woman moved by the beauty of the African diaspora and our world. I make jewelry reflective of that beauty and that fascination.

Production partners

  • Bead supplier

    Harlem, NY

    Supply shop for crystals and religious paraphernalia

Shop policies

Last updated on January 17, 2018
Welcome to Absynia!
The idea behind my shop is very simple: no one should look the same. So I hand craft one of a kind pieces for those who like to express themselves through their clothes and accessories. I select unusual vintage pieces for the same reason: unique self expression at home or in the streets.
Your happiness is of paramount importance to me so each order is carefully crafted, packed and shipped. Please read listings to policy information before purchase as returns are not accepted and exchanges are handled on a case by case basis.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and exchanges are processed in necessary circumstances. Please contact me first. If you are for any reason unsatisfied with your purchase, simply message me and we will work out an agreement.
Absynia is not responsible for anything damaged in the mail but I insure against this with careful packaging.
**Shipping fees are completely non-refundable.**

....::: How to return an item for an exchange ::.....
**Please contact me before beginning any part of the exchange process. My ultimate concern is making you happy with your purchase,

You may return the item to the address on your package. It is strongly recommended you get tracking on the package. Once the item is received any requested changes will be made. Again, shipping fees are completely non-refundable.

A refund/ exchange will not be issued until the item is received.

Shipping with delivery confirmation or tracking is STRONGLY advised. You cannot receive a refund for an item that isn't delivered.

A partial refund will be issued for any order not received in as described condition. Please contact me before beginning this process so there are no surprises on either end. For the safety of your piece, return it in the original packaging so it is protected. Do NOT sent jewelry in a manila or letter envelope.

Once your item is received, you will receive an email and a refund.
I accept Paypal and all major debit and credit cards.
You may cancel your payment by contacting me any time before your item has been shipped.
Due to rising transportation costs, I will be shipping once a week only. All items ship with delivery confirmation. Once payment is received your item will be shipped, the following Thursday.
I can upgrade your shipping with additional payment, simply "convo" me.
Additional policies and FAQs
...."" For custom orders::....
I appreciate each and every custom order and do my best to create your dream piece. The best way for me to do that is to have as much detail from you as possible. Once I know what you want, we can work from there.
Because custom orders are created for you, before any work is done a materials deposit is required. If you are making a modification to a piece that is already in stock, this may not apply. This is case by case.

>>>>Because the materials for your custom order are specific to you, the materials deposit is non-refundable. If you decide to cancel a custom order, you will get a partial refund. <<<<<<

A completed custom order is non-refundable. I try to insure happiness with custom orders by including you in the entire process and communicating as much as possible.