Chatting with Ms Abdullahi is chatting with someone who knows an enviable amount about the details behind jewellery making. Her company Crafties Hobby Craft which she founded in 2002 is the pioneer distributor of SWAROVSKI Crystals in Nigeria as well as the jewellery designers’ favourite Beadlon Flexible wires and tools. Not only is she a distributor, but Oluseyi Abdullahi is one of only two SWAROVSKI Elements ‘Create your style’ Ambassadors in the whole of Africa; it is easy to see that she has definitely made a sparkly name for herself in the world of jewellery. Oh and did I mention that she is patron of The Beaded Jewellery Designers Association of Nigeria and so much more!
Interview by Zinny Ogundoyin
Can we take it all the way back to the beginning, when did you fall in love with SWAROVKSI brand?
I have crocheted, fabric painted, fabric embellished for as long as I can remember. I remember when my mum cam back from Wattens with samples of Swarovski Elements and I just thought ‘these are beautiful!’ They sparkled with an innate beauty that was so striking. Beautiful things make one happy and I fell in love. As I grew up, I realised that the products were exquisite and very good quality! So it was only natural that when I decided to start my very own Hobby Craft store, Crafties, that the Swarovski brand would be one that I would represent.
Glittering Accolades: Awards hand embellished with SWAROVSKI crystals. Below: Colourful Polymer Clay Bead Necklaces, Polymer Clay Bead, Jonquil Bicone and Swarovksi Necklace up close
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