I am Shauna Neill – the owner of, and creative force behind, our range of jewellery. All of our pieces are handmade in Durban, South Africa by a small team of previously unemployed women, who I have trained in the art of jewelry making and general business skills. The range of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bangles is available online and in stores throughout South Africa, as well as in France, Italy, Austria, Namibia, USA, Australia, the Seychelles, and the UK.
The Shauna Neill brand ethos is deeply rooted in the desire to create pieces which appeal to the contemporary woman wanting something unique and considered, that not everyone else is wearing.
“I never create a piece that I would not wear myself, which keeps me true to what I believe is good design and good workmanship.” – Shauna Neill
The Bopha Collection
Bopha is a Zulu word meaning “to tie”, and this collection takes inspiration from African Tribal women in an earthy colour palette with an industrial edge, including wood, rope, thread, leather, and copper materials. The range alludes to the tribal tradition of wearing wealth around the neck and celebrates a form of expression with dramatic bold pieces taking centre stage, second to clothing.
Ring Ring Bling
Incorporating our original collection Blossom, Ring Ring Bling embraces the versatility of wire, a traditional African material, and the natural, tactile nature of wood, to create a beautiful, handmade range of wood and wire statement necklace, bracelets, and earrings.
Our AW17 Collection introduces 3 wintry colours – olive, mustard, and burgundy – into our currently monochromatic palette, as well as making use of new materials and designs.
This range of earthenware jewellery is a collaboration between myself and Babette Noble of Noble Handcraft, a local Durban ceramicist.