Hlekabafazi Handmade Crafts was born during long December holidays when the girls in the family all got together on breaks from work and university. Invariably lots and lots of coffee and chatting would happen and, as we all know, a crafters itch means we have to keep our hands busy – so we got stuck into all sorts of “Projects”!!
Hlekabafazi is the Zulu name for Green Wood Hoopoes and means ‘laughing ladies’. A flock of these sociable birds sound exactly like a gaggle of happy, laughing ladies as they move through the trees. We just loved the name because it suits us perfectly – laugh, chat and drink coffee, and whatever is created in the process is a bonus and a product of that moment and mood. As such, each of our items is unique, but can be repeated. We also can offer a wide variety of colours on our bead and crochet ranges if there is something specific you have in mind. Our core team is Mom and daughter, three toy poodles, a Labrador, a mutt, some chickens, an Egyptian goose who adopted us and anything/one who has chosen to live with us at the time, including friends and family that pass through. And then Dad does the solitary bee condos.
We also have a popular corporate gift or wedding gift range which includes personalized, laser cut keyrings, flash drive tags, earrings etc. Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org – we can make a plan for almost anything.