Katie Hutton, founder and designer of Umber Jewellery says; “I am absolutely passionate about beading. It is through the art of beading that my creativity is most able to thrive.
My pieces are intricately hand woven using tiny glass beads sourced from Japan. The palettes and uniformity of the Japanese seed bead lends a fine and delicate flair to the traditional African craft.
I strive to elevate the artistry of traditional African beadwork into the class of fine jewellery by incorporating Sterling Silver chain.
The integrity of materials and design are fundamental to the contemporary and sophisticated feel of Umber Jewellery.”
Katie lives and works by the Indian ocean in the Cape.