Artist Statement

Making necklaces is a combination of many of my interests. I studied visual art, as well as hair dressing in Accra, GH after completing high school and both practices seem to provide tools that combine in the process of creating jewelry. Working with the silver and copper on the anvil, heating and cooling the metals, choosing color compositions and textures, weaving spacers and stones into the hair-like seed beads has brought my creative outlets into one focus, which has birthed Akweley Design.


A native of Ghana, West Africa, Rita Akweley Agyemang comes by her love of beads naturally. Raised in a culture where tradition and fashion mix in a vibrant display of color and pattern, Rita has translated her design aesthetic into a line a handcrafted jewelry. Her inspiration comes from the variety, textures and color available Read More…