Meet some of the friends and fans that embody what SOUL Design is all about. Their nomadic spirit drew us together and is at the heart of every piece of jewellery that I design.
Jul 15, 2020
Africa is where my ancestry lies and I feel connected to this land spiritually. I like to call Africa Mamawethu, meaning our mother. Africa seeks to nurture and nourish all who live in it. There are two pieces that are connected to my African roots as a Venda person. One being the elephant necklace as elephants are the totem animal of my clan, waMasingo, and the other being the cowrie ring which represents water, an important aspect of Venda culture and spirituality.
Apr 14, 2020
I have always loved scent and the power it has on bringing you into a moment, a memory… Nics and I first met when she bought her first SOUL pieces from our studio, during our chat she told me about her beautiful brand, Petrichor Oils and we ended up doing a trade swap of jewellery for oils! Petrichor means 'the smell of the earth after rain', a smell so distinctive to many parts of Africa, and Nics really conjures up a connection to the earth with her evocative scents all made using small batch, locally sourced, essential oils. We were invited to one of Petrichor’s oil creative workshops at the beautiful Arambrook Hotel in Cape Town where we captured images and chatted to Nics.
Apr 14, 2020
Bea and Hezron are the kind of people you want to be friends with - warm, welcoming and kind. I first became friends with Bea after meeting her at The Shala yoga studio (https://theshala.co.za) in Cape Town where Bea was my teacher. It was not long before Bea started wearing layers of SOUL jewellery! After 10 years of living in South Africa, Bea encouraged Hezron to move to her beautiful home country, Italy, where they now live. We soon came to love their story of yoga and music, all woven with Africa as their backdrop, and we especially enjoyed shooting them on Llandudno Beach, a special spot along the Cape Town coast, where Bea practised yoga whilst her love, Hezron, played th