Monday 29 July 2013


The moment I laid eyes on these precious beads and multi-coloured strands of neck pieces, I knew instantly that I needed some colour in my closet.  Not being much of a costume jewellery fan, I deprived myself of the joy of adding excitement to outfits before, sometimes in dire need of a lift. I was amazed to see how much time and effort goes into each piece, and couldn't find any two pieces exactly the same, making every jewel uniquely artistic. The creative mind behind the little gems,  is Marcelle Swanepoel, of Ephiphanie, who passionately produces every piece by hand, and if you do not find something to your liking, it can be custom made as I have done when I could not find a neck piece in gunmetal recently. Her designs have a distinct African influence with a little pizazz, almost subtly representing the variety of our rainbow nation. Some are more chunky and bold and need you only wear one such piece to make a statement. This is not a sponsored post, but since I've developed such a keen eye for bold pieces, I could not resist to pay her a visit with my camera in hand.



  1. With great thanks to the compliments. I have an pieces now exhibiting in a SPA in the Free State and I have also been invited to exhibit in a Boutique in Shelley Beach.


  2. Such a beautiful pieces !!! Have a nice week Nicolene !

    XX Luba

  3. Those are fabulous pieces with beautiful colors.


  4. Beautiful pieces and colours.
    I assume your ring worn last time with your black/neon outfit is from this collection as well?

    Annette | Lady of Style