Clay beaded designer lights; chandeliers, pendants and lamps lovingly hand crafted by the women of South Africa. Unlike so many products that come off the factory line, ours have a human story. They’re lovingly created by a community of women in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa*. Drawing on African heritage and craftsmanship, each clay bead is hand rolled using raw clay. They are then sun dried, kiln fired and dip-dyed and in the case of our lights, masterfully strung onto its unique iron frame. This hand made process ensures that no two pieces will ever be the same. Initially, our clay beaded pieces were crafted by local women whose lives had been impacted by HIV and so desperately needed an income to support their families. Over time, as popularity grew, more and more women with differing circumstances approached us for work. As a result the criteria has been broadened to any local woman who is prepared to put in the effort to create something special. In 2012, 8 ladies were permanently employed. There are now over 65 dedicated women rolling beads and creating their own masterpiece. More importantly, they’re making a difference to their local community. Today our chandeliers can be found lighting up some of the most gorgeous homes, hotels, restaurants and reception centres around the world. klaylife is run by a South African family now based in Melbourne, Australia.
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4 Reviews for klaylife
Olivia de Jong
I am a lover of buying all things handmade and when I found the amazing works by Klaylife all my dreams came true. To find a handmade chandelier that was not only insanely stylish but made by ladies from South Africa. Purchasing from Klaylife was a dream their communication is done with ease and speed. Delivery was on time and chandelier was packed to perfection. Installation by electrician all went without a hitch. Now I am saving for more as they keep releasing more and more amazing products. Totally worth the investment in style!
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Klaylife are the best! We love working with Kerri and Phillip and their products are more than amazing! Nothing is too hard for them. I did a lot of research before contacting Klaylife and I guarantee their products are the best on the market, not only the price point but the quality. They are beautiful and a reflection of the people who hand make them!
Angela Steyn & Co Design
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I selected the elongated chandelier for a recent interior design project and my client was absolutely over the moon! Not only was the product absolutely stunning in the space but the service from Klaylife was impeccable. Truly beautiful pieces and lovely people to deal with - I have no hesitation in recommending them.
I have recently purchased a sash light from Klaylife and the service was second to none. The process was so easy from start to finish. Their communication was outstanding, they kept me informed every step of the way. The product arrived and it was just as I expected if not better. The light is simply stunning! I would highly recommend this tremendous family owed company and product! Sent from my iPhone