Sandoodles

One-Of-A-Kind - Africa Inspired -

Boston, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2007

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Sandoodles

One-Of-A-Kind - Africa Inspired -

Boston, Massachusetts | 857 Sales

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 sponsor and volunteer at the Universal Wonderful Street Academy - Jamestown, Accra, Ghana - a school for street children as well as children from the fishing village. 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.

A large percent of our profits go directly to purchase items for the school and/or 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 & pet-free shop and home.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 12, 2019

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 sponsor and volunteer at the Universal Wonderful Street Academy - Jamestown, Accra, Ghana - a school for street children as well as children from the fishing village. 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.

A large percent of our profits go directly to purchase items for the school and/or 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 & pet-free shop and home.

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About Sandoodles

Sales 857
On Etsy since 2007

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.

Shop members

  • Sandy

    Owner, Designer, Jeweler & Tailor

    I love designing and creating one-of-a-kind items. I sew, paint, design and make jewelry and design clothing, etc. 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 has created beautiful jewelry for us. She is a Mom to 3 beautiful grown children.

  • ObibiminiMapaAfrica

    Designer, Artist, Tailor

    Francis is an extremely talented artist. He paints, designs, and makes beautiful clothing, bags and t-shirts for us. He is married to a wonderful woman and they have a beautiful son.

  • 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 2 beautiful daughters and will do anything for them to give them 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 was from Bolgatanga & had a heart of Gold. We helped him to learn to read & write. He wanted to help us help others who, like himself, may not have had the opportunity of education. Asibi has passed away but he will be always be in our hearts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fatal

    Creator, Tailor

    Fatal is an extremely talented artist. We work together to make beautiful shoes and boots.

  • Daniel

    Tailor

    Daniel is an excellent tailor. He makes a lot of our purses.

Production partners

  • Terri Winslow

    United States

    Terri is an artist and designer

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