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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Eki's Famous Jewelry

Written By: Ronke Adepoju—Ekiuwa (pronounced "Eh-Key-Wa") Asemota, born of parents from Nigeria and the Dominican Republic, started designing her own clothes and jewelry at an early age. Influenced by fashion trends from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and New York, Ekiuwa has a distinctive style mixed with American trends that always stands out amongst her peers. Eki's pieces are created from alterations of other pieces. The fabrics used include lace, denim, brocade, beads of all kinds, leather, linen and vintage clothing patterns. Her style can be defined as "street yet urban couture." Now in her 20s, Eki has launched her line of one-of-a-kind and unique jewelry Eki's Famous, through The Gift Agency, LLC.

Her jewelry line consists of various original pieces: earrings, necklaces, rings and clothing inspired by everyday occurrences. "When I make my jewelry, I'm motivated by friends and family, who tell me their stories, and what happened to them throughout the day," says Eki. "I love to create unique pieces that identify with people's individuality." With Eki's Famous Jewelry, anyone can find a piece they like—one that fits their famous style!

(Photo Credits: Provided Courtesy Of Blueprint By Ronke——For Eki's Famous Jewelry)