How it’s made …Ghanaian glass

Our latest collection Shaman recently hit the shelves of our KG stores and we thought we would share with you where our unique glass beads came from. Back in April, Kirsten traveled to Accra, the capital city of Ghana, for some much-needed inspiration and discovered the traditional technique of making Ghanaian glass. Deep within Accra, the process of making glass beads takes time and care with each bead made entirely by hand. The beads are made from recycled glass which is crushed by hand and fired in a kiln before the makers delicately hand-paint each bead in an array of different colours and traditional patterns.

With ropes of Ghanaian glass in hand, Kirsten returned to the dream-room and the story of Shaman began…

The collection draws on influences of tribal adornment, the natural versus the supernatural and magical forces. With colour and texture playing a key role in the collection, the organically formed traditional glass combined with faceted cut semi-precious stones and highly polished metal create a beautiful juxtaposition.

Each piece from the collection that features Ghanaian glass is entirely unique to itself and cannot be reproduced >> speak to your nearest store or email info@kirstengoss.com for availability.

Ropes of hand painted Ghanaian glass beads

The yard full of recycled glass ready for crushing!

Glass is sorted into colours and crushed into tiny pieces

Stacks of crucibles (bead molds that can withstand the heat of the furnace)

Star shaped bead mold

Crucibles being fired in the kiln

Painting the beads


Intricately hand painting details onto each bead

Sticks of hand painted beads waiting to be fired in the kiln again

Mountains of hand painted Ghanaian glass beads!

Kirsten with the master bead maker choosing glass beads for Shaman

Goss-a-Porter : Glitter & Gold

It might be fair to say that us KG girls are obsessed with print! These See by Chloé trews look awesome teamed with a quirky sequined Markus Lupfer tee, the perfect nod towards the latest novelty trend! We’ve styled this look with 2 pieces from our soon to be launched SHAMAN collection…keep your eyes pealed for our launch on the 3rd September!

Bokeh South African Fashion Film awards: KG scoops award for Best Art Direction!

Last weekend Kirsten and the Cape Town team attended the Bokeh South African Fashion Film awards and left with more than just a memory of a great night. Our most recent film ARCADE scooped the award for Best Art Direction! A Huge congratulations to the whole team involved from inception to awesome final product…
Haven’t seen ARCADE? click here to watch

Representing the brand for nine nominations, Kirsten and team were in high spirits at the Mercedes Benz hosted event. Kirsten dazzled in Topshop, Missibaba and plenty of KG adornments (of course!) and took to the stage with the man behind the lens, film director Clive Will to collect the much deserved award. The trophy itself was a unique piece from a futuristic punk style contraption made up of all the trophy’s from the night… we look forward to finding a suitable place to display it in the studio!

Clive Will, Kirsten, Sophie Fraser and Jon day

Kirsten collecting our award

Adrian Lazarus the organizer with our insanely interesting trophy


Kirsten practicing her perfect red carpet pose

Kirsten and our CT Manager Lindsay larking about on the red carpet

KG jewels in the fashion show

| GOSS-A-PORTER |

Wedding season is in full swing here in the UK and choosing the perfect outfit is no easy feat…hopefully our Goss-a-Porter will provide you with some much needed inspo! We love this Carven mini dress teamed with a pair of neon YvesSaintLaurent, add a bright nail and you’re good to go!

Psst – Our Lulu hoops featuring white moonstone (June’s birthstone) are currently our Product of the Month! Just enter POTMJUN at the checkout for 15% off

Shop Lulu moonstone >> http://bit.ly/1mZTpzj