body jewellery

ELISHA’S STYLE: HEAD WRAPS & JEWELS

A few months ago I caught up with my long time friend and photographer Simon Richardson for an impromptu photo shoot at his Bedford studio.  At the time I was in the process of creating my Macramé collection so wanted to include some of the pieces in the shoot and decided to create three looks using different head wraps.

Growing up with a Rastafarian mother I can clearly remember sitting on her bed watching her tie her head with beautiful cloths, she always looked so regal as she constructed her crown for the day.  Last year I started my lock journey and wanted to embrace my Rastafarian roots and bring my own modern twist to the styling.  On the day I was stylist/make-up artist/designer and I had so much fun creating each look and grabbing a quick selfie before each session with the professional Simon.

I could not even tell you how many shoots I have done with Simon over the years but I must say that this is my favourite one to date, maybe because I felt a true connection to the style of the shoot as I felt that it really represented the woman I have fought to become, finally embracing my own style, the richness of my past and the possibilities for my future.  The timing of the shoot couldn’t have been more perfect as days after I received the images the Marvel movie Black Panther came out in the UK and I truly felt part of the Wakanda movement.  Not only was the movie a celebration of the first black Superhero Marvel film but it was also a celebration of strong black female warriors, my favourite being Okoye played by the beautiful Danai Gurira.  The scene in the casino where Okoye throws her wig at the henchmen was epic, for me it symbolised a celebration of female power and individual beauty.


Thank you ladies you have fuelled the fire for women everywhere and giving us the inspiration to shine like the warriors we are; WAKANDA FOREVER!

Here are some of the images from my shoot, you can see more in my album on Facebook page:





The finish off I just want to say a huge thank you to Simon please head over to his website and check out his work is amazing: Simon Richardson
Until next week guys Peace & Blessings
Elisha x

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MACRAME collection by Elisha Francis

Eco-friendly Macramé Jewellery

‘Recycling Just Got Sexy’

Yes recycling is sexy and no I’m not crazy lol! Let me explain, over the last few months I  have been working on a new collection and I have finally launched it online so obviously I wanted to share the news with you guys. It is called MACRAMÉ and it is a collection of large scale body jewellery hand woven by yours truly using the ancient macramé technique.  I am so excited about this range because it fused two of my great passions; textiles and statement body adornment. For the past few years I have been a lot more conscious about how I am living in terms of my health and lifestyle so introducing this ethos into my jewellery business has been a natural progression and a way for me in inject my core values into my business.  The main material that I have used for the collection is a type of yarn made from recycled cotton. It is produced from salvage remnants from the fashion industry and is so fun to work with and comes in a range of beautiful colours.

 

After practicing the macramé technique for some time and experimenting with different patterns I finally came up with a variations of styles that complement and accentuate the female form. The collection includes two styles of large scale body pieces in neutral shades with hints of soft pink and citrus yellow making an appearance within the range. Large scale friendship bracelets, bangles and chokers complete the collection by offering an everyday statement piece in the same recycled cotton and rope.  I made a short YouTube video talking about all the pieces in the collection which you can watch below:

The question that I’ve been getting asked the most is; ‘How do you wear them?’ so I thought it would be useful if I listed my top three ways below:

  1. Wear over your swimwear at the beach or pool party
  2. Add it to a pair or shorts and crop top for a festival vibe
  3. Apply over your existing outfit i.e LBD to elevate the outfit entirely

My favourite everyday piece is the EIDI choker which I am wearing in my YouTube video, I love it because not only can you wear it as a choker but you can also wear it as a hairband or even double it up as a bracelet so you get a few options with this piece. I also love the DEKA rope bangles which come in a choice of three colours and look amazing all stacked up together.

DEKA ROPE BANGLES

The whole collection has been so much fun to create and I look forward to seeing them worn on beaches around the world, dancing at summer festivals and turning heads at a few soirees this year. So guys this is my new collection I hope you like it and before I sign off here are a few images of the pieces:

AZIZA | Macramé Body Jewellery

friendship bracelets

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelets

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelet

RAFIKI | Friendship Bracelet

MADU | Macramé Bangles

MADU | Macramé Bangles

KENDI | MACRAMÉ BODY JEWELLERY

KENDI | Macramé Body Jewellery

 

Discover the full collection on my website and I would to hear which piece is your favourite so please let me know by leaving a comment below

Elisha x

 

 

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Girl with a Silver Septum

Say hello to my beautiful cousin Eloise, my second stunning model from my BOMANI WOMAN™ photo shoot with my dear friend Simon Richardson.  Inspired by the painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer I wanted to put my own twist on it and create ‘Girl with the Silver Septum’. As this was the first  photo shoot from the aspiring actress I must say I was very impressed with her poise, confidence and the results, well you can see for yourself…

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Credits:
Photography: Simon Richardson
Jewellery: Elisha Francis London
Model: Eloise
Styling: Elisha Francis

How To Adjust a Faux Septum Ring

This summer I designed and launched a range a collection of faux septum rings and listening to some feedback I thought it would be a good idea to show you how you can adjust your faux septum ring yourself if necessary as we all have different size noses and they come as a standard size.  It is super easy to adjust so I made a quick video talking you through to process…

Now if you have a faux septum ring sitting in your jewellery box because its too big or too small or you were unsure about making a purchase because of the size, you now know how you can adjust a faux septum ring if necessary  using 2 pairs of round nose pliers.

Here are some useful links of where you can purchase the tools needed:

Tiger – Stores worldwide & online

Beadworks – UK shop & online

Hobbycraft – UK & online

Shop online using promo code:

BomaniWoman and receive 20% discount on my jewellery website | www.elishfrancis.com

 

AKILA: Gold Tribal Septum Ring

The last couple weeks have seen, Ashanti, Kalani and Malika being rocked by lots of gorgeous girls on Instagram

Now we have added Akila to the collection:

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Shop the collection here and use promo code: ‘BOMANIWOMAN’ to receive 20% discount

Many of you have asked for the pierced version so I wanted to let you know that they are

COMING SOON…

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Bomani Woman | Faux Septum Rings

This summer see the release of the Bomani Woman faux septum rings.
Inspired by ancient tribal body adornment these clip-on nose rings allow the modern woman to adopt this fierce look anytime she desires.

What is a BOMANI WOMAN?
She is fabulous, fierce and focused.
She is part of a tribe that challenges the status quo, she has a rebel heart and is not afraid of being herself when doing so means that she is different.
Her beauty glows from the inside out, she is strong, sexy and seductive.
She is a BOMANI WOMAN.

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ASHANTI | Bomani Woman | Faux Septum Ring

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KALANI | Bomani Woman | Faux Septum Ring

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MALIKA | Bomani Woman | Faux Septum Ring

Fashion and style bloggers Ellen Atlanta and Natalia Homolova have been rocking  Ashanti and Kalani and look absolutely FIERCE!
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Ellen Atlanta @ellenatlanta wearing KALANI

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Natalia Homolova @natinstablog wearing ASHANTI

The collection can be found online and feature three styles: Kalani, Ashanti and Malika priced at £15 each.

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