NomvulaCrafts

Nomvula Crafts

Herberton, Australia
1,143 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    You will find in my shop African Fair Trade, Handmade, Ethical and Recycled Beads & Textiles & other Items.

International Orders - Australia Post no longer has Economy Shipping but your order will be shipped in a box and with a Tracking Number.

Australian Customers - For some smaller items you can choose to ship with or without Tracking. If you choose to ship without Tracking I can not be held responsible if your item does not arrive.

The section Handmade Crafts by Chris are items created by my daughter and myself here in FNQ using mainly African Fabrics and beads. The Bags and Wristlets are also created by Chris (myself) using the African Fabrics and Beads that I sell. As due to Covid Restrictions a few of the local events that I normally attend have been cancelled you will now find items here on Etsy that I normally reserve to sell locally.

Stay Safe and Well,

Many thanks,
Chris

Announcement

Last updated on 23 Jan, 2021

You will find in my shop African Fair Trade, Handmade, Ethical and Recycled Beads & Textiles & other Items.

International Orders - Australia Post no longer has Economy Shipping but your order will be shipped in a box and with a Tracking Number.

Australian Customers - For some smaller items you can choose to ship with or without Tracking. If you choose to ship without Tracking I can not be held responsible if your item does not arrive.

The section Handmade Crafts by Chris are items created by my daughter and myself here in FNQ using mainly African Fabrics and beads. The Bags and Wristlets are also created by Chris (myself) using the African Fabrics and Beads that I sell. As due to Covid Restrictions a few of the local events that I normally attend have been cancelled you will now find items here on Etsy that I normally reserve to sell locally.

Stay Safe and Well,

Many thanks,
Chris

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About NomvulaCrafts

Sales 1,143
On Etsy since 2015

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. These beads are Fair Trade, Ethical, Recycled, Handmade and African. I will also have other items handmade from Africa in my shop for you to look at too:

African Dolls handmade by women in South African Communities
African Handmade Baskets made from indigenous fibres or recycled telephone wire.

I have made some handmade dolls too using African Fabrics and these are a new item.

Nomvula Crafts is based in Queensland Australia. Here Helen and myself create items using African fabrics and beads, some of which you will find in this shop. 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 travelled 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.

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 and in 2015 we followed.

Production partners

  • Givemore Dizanuhupe

    South Africa

    Givemore learned to create figures from wire whilst at school in Zimbabwe. Forced to flee to South Africa he now creates these unique pieces of art.

  • Gone Rural

    Manzini, Eswatini

    700 women in rural Eswatini ( Swaziland) create these baskets using traditional hand skills and locally sustainable raw materias. Project enables the women to work from home enabling them to maintain a traditional lifestyle and to care for their own children and many vulnerable or orphaned children

  • Factory

    China

    I buy from them to keep my prices down as Australia doesn't manufacture this type of product.

  • a print shop

    Thailand

    Small Company in Thailand that creates these display stands.

  • Kalahari Trading

    QLD, Australia

    Kalahari Trading imports Fair Trade Products from communities worldwide.

  • Ndebele Dolls

    South Africa

    Impoverished women create these beaded dolls to sustain their families.

  • Swazi Candles

    Eswatini

    African Producers of Fair Trade Candles. Handmade. Helps communities in a poor African country create a sustainable living.

  • The Heartfelt Project

    South Africa

    Group of women hand making gifts to help people in their community with HIV/AIDS & TB.

  • Treasure fom Africa

    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    A group of Zulu Women living in a remote village in Northern Zululand create these Peace Angles using the skills passed down through the generations.

  • Tshwaranang B Co-op and Rainbow Group

    Soweto, South Africa

    Group of grandmothers who handmade these dolls in traditional dress. Sale of these dolls helps the gogo's create an income to help raise their grandchildren. The group is based in the township of Soweto South Africa.

  • Zulu Wire Baskets

    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Rural Community in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa make these baskets in order to create a sustainable living.

Shop policies

Last updated on 27 March, 2020
Welcome to my shop where I hope you enjoy looking at the handmade beads and crafts I have to sell. Here you will find Handmade Fair Trade beads created by artisans in Africa - beads from Uganda, Ghana, Mali, South Africa.

I now also sell other items handmade from Africa - baskets and dolls, even candles.

Helping communities in Africa to create a Sustainable Living.

Thank you for looking at my shop.

Chris
Nomvula Crafts

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch 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)
  • Items on sale
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.
Delivery
Australia Post shipping prices are not as cheap as in some other countries due to the distances that your package will have to travel. I ship most of my beads in posting boxes so that your beads arrive as safe as possible. Australia Post pricing now means that for anything sent parcel post it is the same price for the order if it weighs over 50g as it is weighing up to 500g.

FRIDAY 27th MARCH 2020 - DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS as of this evening (Australia time) all items will now be sent Parcel Post so you will receive a Tracking Number. This is for both Domestic & International Orders. Therefore you will be able to track just where your items are and if there is any delay at Customs or with Australia Post.

Shipping prices include postage and packaging. 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.


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