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 in the Ghanaian markets and the irreplaceable beauty of the semi-precious stones. African trade beads, women’s waist-beads, antique glass beads, pearls, semi precious stone, brass and silver are all part of the landscape in which Rita creates one of a kind jewelry.

Rita Lives in Lincoln Vermont, and spends time during the winter months in Ghana.