NomvulaCrafts

Nomvula Crafts

Herberton, Australia | 334 Sales

NomvulaCrafts

Nomvula Crafts

Herberton, Australia 334 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (87)

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If you're looking at my shop then you're probably interested in African Fair Trade, Handmade, Ethical and Recycled beads. Here you will find beads from Mzuribeads Uganda as well as Fair Trade beads from Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. Enjoy! Webale Nnyo (thank you in Ugandan) Chris of Nomvula Crafts.

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Last updated on 16 Dec, 2018

Hi:

If you're looking at my shop then you're probably interested in African Fair Trade, Handmade, Ethical and Recycled beads. Here you will find beads from Mzuribeads Uganda as well as Fair Trade beads from Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. Enjoy! Webale Nnyo (thank you in Ugandan) Chris of Nomvula Crafts.

Chris Warrilow

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Updates

Back in stock - Royal Blue Oblong Beads, Small 5-7mm Red and Black Recycled Glass Beads, plus Hand Carved Stone Beads. All Handmade and Fair Trade from Ghana

About

The Creation of Nomvula Crafts and its travels from England, Eire, Africa and now Australia

Nomvula is the Xhosa word for 'After the Rain'. Without rain nature would not survive and it's my love of nature and travel that has inspired my work. It's my love of Africa, it's people and my belief in Sustainable Rural Development which has led me to create Nomvula Crafts.

By buying African beads you will be helping people in the communities to create a living in order for them to retain their pride, send their children to school and help their local economy. For information on Mzuribeads Uganda please read their webpage www.mzuribeads.com where you will find photos and information on the people who create these beads and how your buying these beads will benefit them. These beads are Fair Trade, Ethical, Recycled, Handmade and Ugandan.

I also buy beads from a source in Ghana who buys the beads direct from the local artisans there and ensures they are paid a fair price. These beads too are Fair Trade, Handmade, Recycled and Ethical but Ghanian. I am continually looking for beads from other African countries which will be appearing in my shop.

Nomvula Crafts is based in Queensland Australia. Here I create hand dyed fabric which sometimes I block print. I also use the beads from Africa and other countries to create hand made jewellery which I take to my local markets. My Etsy shop and attending my local markets is my way of relaxing. During the day I work as a Home Care Support Worker for the Elderly and by doing so I am enabling them to continue to live in their own homes and the local community.

I first started creating things as a child when living in England. After my daughter was born and then my son I started to do cross stitch as a hobby, plus knitting my children their jumpers in the evening when they went to bed. 1995 we moved to Ireland to live. Two of my new neighbours introduced me to Patchwork and Quilting and I started to sell some of my craftwork at the local Agricultural Show. 2008 my husband and I traveled to Africa to do volunteer conservation work and so began my love of African beads and fabric and the African people. 2015 we were accepted by Australia and are now permanent residents here in Queensland. This means we can see our daughter, Australian son in law and watch our young granddaughter grow up. My daughter helps me with some of the crafts and my granddaughter is taking an interest too.

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Shop members

  • Chris Warrilow

    Owner

    Hi I'm Chris Warrilow the Owner of Nomvula Crafts. My shop is a platform for selling Mzuribeads from Uganda as well as other Fair Trade beads from Africa. My special love is textiles and my work is inspired by my travels and love of nature.

  • Helen

    Assistant

    Helen my daughter has always been keen on Art and Crafts. Her Art Teacher at School in Ireland expected Helen to go to Art College but Helen had other ideas. At the age of 19 she came out to Australia and here she stayed.

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 March, 2018
Welcome to my shop where I hope you enjoy looking at the handmade crafts I have to sell. Here you will find handmade items created by Mzuribeads of Uganda as well as some items made by myself.

Mzuribeads of Uganda are Fair Trade and handmade by local artisans in and around Kampala Uganda. Prices for the beads therefore reflect an appropriate price for the hardwork put in by the co-operatives that make up Mzuribeads. You will find more recently beads from Ghana too, these are Fair Trade and handmade too. If you're looking at this page then you're interested in all things Fair Trade, Handmade and Ethical.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your order is damaged or you are are unsatisfied for some reason please email me and I will try to rectify the problem.
Payment
Paypal is accepted but you don't need a Paypal account to pay with Paypal. Just follow the payment instructions to be guided through the payment procedure. If postage/packaging is less than quoted when I go to my local post office I always reimburse the buyer and an email will be sent informing the buyer.

Etsy Payments now means that I can accept Credit Card, Paypal etc.
Shipping
As soon as payment is received your order will be shipped by Airmail with Australia Post. I ship worldwide and if you would rather your item be posted by Registered Post with Australia Post then please contact me before you buy so that I can provide you with a price for your approval. Shipping prices include postage and packaging. If postage & packaging is less than quoted when I go to my local post office I always reimburse the buyer and an email will be sent informing the buyer. Please allow at least 21 days for your package to arrive if you live outside Australia. If after this time you have not received your package then please contact me and I will try to sort out this problem.

Australia Post prices are not as cheap as in some other countries due to the distances that your package will have to travel. Some of my beads are of the shape that they can not fit into letter packaging and so have to be posted as a parcel. This does mean though that it is sometimes cheaper to buy 2 packs of beads as the postage will be the same for the 2 packs as for one eg large barkcloth beads it is the same price to post for 2 packs as for 1 pack. Another example is that it is the same price to send you 3 packs of paper beads as for 1 pack of paper beads. If you are in doubt please email/convo me and I will check out the price for you. Shipping costs include the cost of postage and packaging and I try and wrap your beads securely so they arrive in a good condition.

Should your goods arrived damaged please let me know as soon as possible and we will discuss how to rectify.