Thandie Dowery’s jewellery designs are a deeply personal expression of her creativity. And it’s precisely this personal approach that has captured the hearts of design lovers the world over. Using vibrantly coloured African fabrics – most notably shweshwe – and a variety of mixed materials, her self-launched brand Nomi Handmade has become instantly recognisable for its bold and structured designs.
While Thandie Dowery’s jewellery designs are an exploration of culture, identity, and structure, for her it’s also an exercise in creating objects that bring joy to people’s lives. With this in mind, the process of making these exceptional pieces of wearable art involves equal parts labour and meditation, into which Thandie pours her creativity, craft, and love.
Learn more about Thandie and her work in our latest #LoveWhatYouDo featured artist video.