Anomali Hand Crafted Jewelery

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Yesterday, I promised I would show you one of my best finds at Kamers vole geskenke. I just realized readers not in South Africa, are probably wandering why the market has such a funny name. The name is Afrikaans and literally translated means 'Rooms full of gifts'. The market layout is a big building consisting of many rooms, and you wander around through all the rooms and different stalls.

Anyway, back to my lovely find. I was wandering around and I came across a stall that intrigued me so much, that I started chatting to the owner and taking pictures and eventually buying stuff. The clever person, well actually two people, own a wonderful company called Anomali. Anomali specializes in hand-crafted jewelry. The two clever girls are called Marlet and Moniek. Moniek and Marlet studied jewelry design and live in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape of South Africa. They fashion the most exquisite bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, hairpieces and hairpins all out of less than ordinary things. Moniek explained to me that because silver is presently so expensive they decided to look for alternatives. This led to them conjuring up imaginative and innovative ways to still create affordable jewelry. The result is, the items are made from antique silver (marked with an EW) spoons and cutlery. The cutlery is either melted down and pressed for rings or laser cut into exquisite pendants and earrings.

Two ladies above are randoms and not Moniek and Marlet. 
I bought myself an exquisite pendant, made out of a spoon. The pendant has been lasercut and displays the white rabbit from 'Alice in Wonderland', with a watch face and the words, "Where is Alice?". I found the piece was quite fitting, following my incident with the white rabbit on Monday morning.

The stall is definitely worth a visit, if you're popping into the market this Saturday. Remember to take some cash, because most of the great food stalls don't have card facilities. You can purchase tickets at the gate at R45.00. Most importantly, please visit my new friend Moniek and Marlet.

P.S. if you are not going to Kamers vol geskenke because of logistical reasons, please visit to see the awesome handmade jewelry.


top promise rings said...

He was extremely pleasant to couples promise rings with and I really appreciated how he took the time to explain everything to me and even gave me a few tips. He's extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and his professionalism exceeded my expectations.

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