Make any room impressive with a beaded chandelier from klaylife
If you’ve been seeking a conversation piece to set off a room in your house, we’ve got a truly unique recommendation. klaylife’s clay beaded lighting fixtures are handcrafted by women of South Africa, and set themselves apart from traditional interior pieces.
Melbourne-based design company klaylife crafts some of the most-eye catching light fixtures and jewellery ranges available in the entire country. With origins rooted in South Africa, klaylife’s pieces are crafted by women in Kwazulu-Natal, whose lives and families were severely affected by HIV. As time has progressed since klaylife’s inception, the number of women involved in the creation of intricate clay bead pieces has risen from 12 to 65, helping more women support their families by employing their skilled hands.
The beads in klaylife’s wares are hand rolled out of raw clay, which is then sun dried, kiln fired and dip dyed, before being affixed to unique iron frames for the light fixtures. The lighting range includes chandeliers, floor and table lamps, and pendants, while the beads are also paired with metals for a range of jewellery in partnership with elodie jewellery. Head to the klaylife website to browse the range, and be sure to check out the story behind the brand in this enlightening video.