kodesaccessories

Geometric Accessories and Baby Friendly Necklaces

Tottenham, United Kingdom 1115 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (189)

kodesaccessories

Geometric Accessories and Baby Friendly Necklaces

Tottenham, United Kingdom | 1115 Sales

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Morena Fiore

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Morena Fiore

Announcement    Kodes are handcrafted bold geometric jewellery for the modern woman to empower her to express her personality by making an accessible statement investment that won’t break the bank.

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Twitter https://twitter.com/my_kodes
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Kodes is born from a need for affordable investment jewellery pieces, the perfect statement necklace that packs a punch, the item that you would wear at an interview, where you’re still dressing conservatively but you want to still express your creativity and personality.

How it all started
Kodes accessories started from my own need to create the jewellery I felt I wanted and couldn’t find anywhere.
Back in 2015 I wanted mustard jewellery and started to look for it on Etsy. When I realised I wanted to make it using a specific mustard fabric I had in mind, so I did and soon my friends suggested I should use the leftover fabric to make more to sell.

The perfect jewellery to express yourself
I have had Alopecia Universalis since I was 10, I was left with no control over my hair.
Through the years I eventually made peace with my condition and I think I found in jewellery the way to express myself and my creativity (which I couldn’t express through styling my hair).

I then realised other women around me were using jewellery to do exactly the same, for different reasons.
Affordable luxury
Kodes also represents a little rebellion inside me towards growing up in a society in South Italy where everyone strived to wear the same designer items.
I learned that luxury can be an item which is handmade, with love and care, by a designer maker rather than a high street brand or a designer brand in a factory.
I met lots of talented designer makers and learned that luxury can be exactly that: that item that nobody else will find on the high street, that you can request to be customised and made unique; your little affordable investment that doesn’t break the bank but still makes such a statement and allows you to be unique, bold and express your creativity.

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Last updated on May 26, 2019

Kodes are handcrafted bold geometric jewellery for the modern woman to empower her to express her personality by making an accessible statement investment that won’t break the bank.

Follow Kodes on
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kodes_accessories/
Twitter https://twitter.com/my_kodes
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kodesaccessories

Kodes is born from a need for affordable investment jewellery pieces, the perfect statement necklace that packs a punch, the item that you would wear at an interview, where you’re still dressing conservatively but you want to still express your creativity and personality.

How it all started
Kodes accessories started from my own need to create the jewellery I felt I wanted and couldn’t find anywhere.
Back in 2015 I wanted mustard jewellery and started to look for it on Etsy. When I realised I wanted to make it using a specific mustard fabric I had in mind, so I did and soon my friends suggested I should use the leftover fabric to make more to sell.

The perfect jewellery to express yourself
I have had Alopecia Universalis since I was 10, I was left with no control over my hair.
Through the years I eventually made peace with my condition and I think I found in jewellery the way to express myself and my creativity (which I couldn’t express through styling my hair).

I then realised other women around me were using jewellery to do exactly the same, for different reasons.
Affordable luxury
Kodes also represents a little rebellion inside me towards growing up in a society in South Italy where everyone strived to wear the same designer items.
I learned that luxury can be an item which is handmade, with love and care, by a designer maker rather than a high street brand or a designer brand in a factory.
I met lots of talented designer makers and learned that luxury can be exactly that: that item that nobody else will find on the high street, that you can request to be customised and made unique; your little affordable investment that doesn’t break the bank but still makes such a statement and allows you to be unique, bold and express your creativity.

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About

African Fabrics & Kodes

I am a Web Developer by day who started with no crafts skills whatsoever, but then I fell in love with African fabrics!
I found myself wanting a particular necklace for myself in my favourite colour, mustard. I made one and it all took off from there, around November/December 2014. I started to shop around for beads and experiment with the first few necklaces.
I go shopping for African fabrics in the busy and colourful Brixton Village Market in London.
Brixton is packed with African shops that sell gorgeous wax cotton fabrics. Going to these stores for me is like being in a candy shop for kids, although sometimes it's hard to capture the fabric pattern on a necklace, but I try to pick the brightest fabrics, with interesting patterns.
Being a Web Developer by day, I write code every day, so when it came to choosing a name for my necklaces, I thought that the word "Kode" sounded not only very similar to "code", but also quite African sounding (to me at least of course!) and that it could represent my alter ego, the crafty side of me, my crafty "code".
I hope you will enjoy my accessories and join me on my journey, through headbands, dog bandanas, shopper tote bags and many more to come!

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  • Morena Fiore-Kirby

    Owner

    I am a Web Developer who has never had any interest in craft or hand made stuff, until I fell in love with African Fabrics and decided I wanted to make a necklace for myself, after finding out on the internet it seemed very easy. And here I am!

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