Wednesday, 7 July 2010
First post- What's in a name?
I thought I'd start at the beginning. Many people ask me where the name Jinja jewellery comes from. When deciding on a name for my business I wanted something that went back to my roots. I was born in Zambia in Africa and although I was only there for 2 months Africa is in my soul. I also wanted something that reflected my life now. Jinja was the perfect name, it is a town in Uganda, one of the places where you can see gorillas and also means stone which was appropriate for my jewellery making. So that was my African side covered. For my life now, well I have a ginger husband and 2 gorgeous ginger girls.
One of the first pieces I made was this bracelet, I named it Chingola after a town in Zambia which is part of the copper belt. I felt the copper and orange colour complimented each other perfectly.