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Beautiful Woollen Rug, Beautiful Outcomes

[embed]https://youtu.be/cz_mERVJk6U[/embed] Hot off the Loom Today, this beautiful woollen rug is being lovingly packaged and posted off to it's new owner. Destination; Tweed Heads, Australia. To a newly refurbished beach side unit that...

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Jewellery Designing in the Mara

We (the ‘Boston’ contingent of the Tinkered by family) live in the Masai Mara game reserve, in Kenya. Remote, yes. Beautiful, yes. A tad insulated from the real world and hard to entertain ourselves at times… sorry to say, but a...

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Going to the Chapel!

Rose is getting MARRIED! Eeeik! we are so so excited for Rose & (soon to be hubby) Michael and wish them all the best for their new & exciting beginnings! Sooo, there is now a wedding to plan - My mind has been racing with ideas – am...

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Cow Horn Wonder-ful

Cow Horn & Jewellery Jewellery made from cow horn & bone has been a long time tradition in Kenya. The use of this material for some people, is 'off putting' and even controversial. It is a personal choice of course, but knowledge is king,...

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Into the Wild

If there is ever an excuse to visit Vincent & Ishmael on the horizon, I'm all over it. It means venturing into what is known as 'slum' land - but the experience is far from your expectations.  These guys are truly top notch, always in...

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Artist Meets Artist

I had the privilege of meeting Vincent Oduol as I went with Kate on one of her trips. You know my wife Kato as one of the two Founders of Tinkered by. As Vincent led us through the labyrinth of Kibera alleyways to his studio, I was seeing her...

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Come Inside Zangi’s Workshop

A visit to Zangi's Home and Workshop: Zangi has a certain zing for life that is super admirable and endearing. Working with Brass and aluminium, he creates unique African Jewellery. Last week were invited to his home and workshop for the first...

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