Erin Frances Creative

Erin Frances is an artist specialising in jewellery and bespoke costume. She is also a teacher of jewellery-making hobby classes for adults of all ages. She works with silver, copper and brass, experimenting with oxidation and textures. Hand carved wood, fabric, silk yarn, gemstones, as well as old cutlery and trinkets all feature in her work. She supports local, small scale suppliers and follows green workshop practices where possible. Various wearable products made from isiShweshwe also form part of her range and this iconic Southern African fabric is closely woven into her family heritage. Erin finds great inspiration in international and local travel, and regular visits to India contribute significantly to her design style and ethos. When she's not abroad, you'll find her in her Cape Town garage studio, either plotting her next class or creation, or practicing her scales on the piano.

Erin cherishes all things handmade for their individuality and authenticity. Her approach is simplistic and humble, and she aims to emphasise experience over materialism through her work. She draws inspiration from various tribal cultures across the continents, weaving stories around the pieces that emerge from her hands. Erin’s work is bold, rough and full of soul; adornment for the creative individualist.

Wholesale enquiries and custom orders welcome.

Most products ship within one to five working days, depending on stock availability. More complex items might need more time for manufacture. Please let me know if your order needs to be processed within a specific time frame (eg. birthday gifts).
shipping within south africa:
- FREE standard shipping via South African Post Office, counter to counter, usually takes about a week. I will send you your tracking number via email once your parcel has been dispatched. Small items are sent as a registered letter. Please keep an eye on your post box for the notification slip.
- Overnight shipping via Aramex, door to door, to all major centres. Delivery to outlying areas using this option may take up to 72 hours.
shipping everywhere else:
- International shipping via South African Post Office, counter to counter, usually takes about 10-12 working days (excluding customs clearance time). The customer may be responsible for import duties on the receiving end.
returns:
If you are not entirely happy with your purchase, I will gladly accept returns and exchanges if the item is returned within 7 days of receipt of your parcel. All items returned must be unworn in original packaging with tags still attached. The customer is responsible for return shipping costs. Once I receive the returned parcel in good order, either a credit note will be issued via email, or a new item will be on it's way to you.
defective products:
While I take every effort to produce well-made items, slip-ups are bound to creep in. Feel free to email me with your story and I'll try my best to help you out. That said, your side of the deal is to care for your purchase as lovingly as it was made. Please visit my website for detailed information on materials, care and cleaning.