Co-host, Reid has been donning original necklaces handmade by Kiini Ibura owner, Melody Burns, including the coral and fire opal necklace featured in the picture above.
Two trademarks of Melody's work is that each piece of jewelry she creates, whether necklaces, earrings, bracelets or rings, is 100% handmade and features precious and semi-precious stones, including turquoise, Ghanaian glass, Austrian crystals, African amber and fresh water pearls.
Melody's work has been seen previously on the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, who once donned a gorgeous Kiini Ibura necklace on an episode of The View and singers, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Angie Stone. Melody last year was voted one of the ’10 African-American Visual Artists You Need to Know’ by the Atlanta Post. We can also catch up with Melody locally at the International African Arts Festival this weekend at Commodore Barry Park as well as catching up with her almost every day in her boutique on Myrtle Avenue.
Kiini Ibura Jewelry is located at 388 Myrtle Avenue between Vanderbilt and Clermont. Walk in to view the collection of jewelry and other accessories. Call the shop at 718.858.5195 with questions or to order a custom piece.
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