Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Design Indaba Woven dreams Article

With his range of fine woven jewellery Songezo Baleni
is establishing himself as a design force to be reckoned with.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Design Indaba 2012

I have earned my national design colours showing my talent at design indaba emerging creatives stand, it was such a wonderful experience, firstly national and international exposure to buyers, interacting with customers getting feedback from them in terms of my work, making friends keeping contacts and offcourse creating job opportunities I had a few job offers. its all because of the DESIGN INDABA TEAM & DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE, thanx

Monday, March 12, 2012

Working At Home December Time

I had an idea of using the same technique used when making an Ox whip
with two leather strips, after refreshing my mind making a test piece I had to make wire, and I did have the right tools to do the job but I had to use what I have to make wire. I used fire wood as a peg, grinding stone to file a point so that I can pull wire, with the vice mounted on the broken chair , with the draw plate, my Mom holding the chair steady while I draw wire, when I was done drawing wire I used the fire wood stove (Jewel Falkirk) to anneal the wire, then after I started braiding. what came out of all the effort was the bangle on the previous blogpost with a good review from... http://jinntrend.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-has-been-occuring.htmlLink

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


TOP: Sterling silver hand woven wire bangle inspired by traditional OX whip making techniques

MIDDLE: Platinum fine hand woven wire ring with Yellow tourmaline set on 18yellow gold and 10 pointer diamond at the end (Ergonomics)

BOTTOM:18 yellow gold and sterling silver fine hand woven wire with a amethyst on a silver chain