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Welcome to Jam Tarts Handmade

This is my world of unique, colourful and functional personal accessories. I make a range of eclectic, one-off necklaces and bracelets that you won't find anywhere else.

Everything is made entirely by hand, by me, at my home workshop in Claremont, Cape Town. I love giving new life to forgotten or broken items, and draw on a lifetime's collection of beads, buttons, chains, fabric, trims, lace, ribbon, thread and vintage clothes. Many of my textile necklaces are made with handmade beads, using different techniques.

My handstitching is deliberately visible, and experimenting with colour and texture never fails to excite me.
I use a mix of glass, stone, wood, metal and shell beads, and am happy to help you reinvent something you may have been keeping for sentimental reasons into a piece of wearable art.

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