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Zuri Perle Handmade Apeere Wood and Howlite Necklace Necklace



APEERE translated means "woven basket" this necklace was inspirerd by the texture and pattern of the traditional produce baskets used by farmers and market women in Nigeria. The Necklace is a part of the Iboju Collection and was designed and handcrafted at our Studio in Texas, U.S.A . Made with 25mm Wooden Beads , 8mm Seamless Silver plated Round Spacers, Silver-plated Filigree Bead caps, 12mm . At Zuri Perle we handcraft authentic wearable art that expresses the diversity of African accessories. Zuri Perle was established by Nigerian born designer Atinuke Adeleke She is an alumni of the Gemological Institute of America, a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of North Texas. She initially created the brand to cater to African brides and grooms looking for traditional African jewelry in the United States. She has since expanded the brand to incorporate a balance of her Nigerian traditional aesthetic and western experience,which includes CAD and 3D printing, making the Zuri Perle accessory perfect for any occasion. Designed and created by Atinuke Adeleke in Texas, Atinuke Adeleke is the owner and lead designer of the accessory brand Zuri Perle. She holds an undergraduate degree in Law and a Masters degree in Commercial Law. Her journey into Jewelry, and subsequently metalsmithing began in 2012. Her pieces have been seen on Fox 4 Kansas City, CNN Africa, and Say Yes to the Dress. She showcased her first runway collection at Kansas City Fashion Week in 2019. She recently showcased her new collection at the FLYING SOLO NYFW and at KANSAS CITY FASHION WEEK in September. She is currently pursuing her MFA in metalsmithing and Jewelry with a focus on 3D design and digital fabrication at the University of North Texas ______________________________________ This piece is part of the NYCJW HERE WE ARE Marketplace. HERE WE ARE is a strategic initiative that supports the diverse spectrum of creators within the jewelry community by creating impact and action within and outside the industry through awareness, empowerment, and education. Launched in 2019 under the guidance of NYCJW’s Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Elliot Carlyle, HERE WE ARE is a combination of community-driven events including panels, webinars, and exhibitions. Initially designed to reflect and celebrate the many and varied cultures & visions across New York City, NYC Jewelry Week is excited to expand the reach of HWA across the United States as the platform enters its second year in November of 2020. With over 50 participants, HERE WE ARE 2020 presents the work of fresh emerging talent alongside innovative established talent in the field of jewelry. HWA celebrates the voices and visions that make the jewelry world one of the most captivating industries around, HWA kicks off with an introduction to the faces and names of the hand-selected jewelers and artists involved. Each jeweler and artist chosen to be a part of HWA 2020 has created a business that presents a well-crafted collection or body of work, a unique vision and a dedication to the work. HWA serves to provide a platform for visibility, business growth and connections for the jewelers involved and is focused on the pursuit of equity within the jewelry industry.”


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    Zuri Perle
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    Length: 18 in. (457.2 mm)
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  • Place of Origin
    United States
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  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
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    1stDibs: LU2076210789652

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