A jewelry studio located in the heart of Kiambu (Kenya), specializing in handmade ceramic jewelry

Welcome to the Studio, where 
all the magic happens.

A typical day starts with choosing the right batch of clay, kneading the dough, rolling it out into a big chapatti, and cutting out the shapes. Painting the pieces is the best part of the process because it’s incredibly relaxing, and the delicate paintbrushes transfer my love & dedication on the clay.

The star of the show is the ceramic kiln that turns this hard work into amazing beauties.

This whole thing started a decade ago with a custom jewelry gift.

In 2010, my mom brought a small jewelry box with her on her way back from Zimbabwe. The box was made from recycled paper with a hint of dried flower petals, tied together with a pink satin ribbon. I expected to see a set of gems inside sitting on a gold or silver frame, but upon opening it, there were three custom cut stones, two dangling from a pair of earrings, and one hanging on a necklace.

The stones didn’t match each other, but they were beautiful because they were different and one of a kind.

Hello, I’m Stephanie Kabi.

I’m an artist by heart, and my talents lie in my hands. I create all the jewelry from a studio next to my home, nestled in the green farms of Kiambu, Kenya.

Darsamin means “Beautiful & valuable” in the Middle East. My obsession for custom jewelry started from a sentimental stone jewelry gift, and this has changed into the business that you see today.

This dream came together thanks to

Lawrence Mutharia & Nelly Ng’ethe → The dream enablers

Stacy Muthoni → The architectural designer

Eliud Gatheca, Elifurni Furniture → The builder

Creative Consillium → The beginning of my creative journey

Zia Bett → My mentor

Journal

Creative Breaks & Adventures on a Trail Bike
Mountain biking has been a great way to get in touch with nature, take creative breaks away from my usual…
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Finally Getting the Kiln to the Studio
I remember the day we had to officially place an order for a ceramic kiln, which would be custom built…
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Inspired a Decade Ago by a Stone Jewelry Gift
This whole thing started a decade ago with a stone jewelry gift. In 2010, my mom brought a small jewelry…
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Custom Designing & Building the Studio
The jewelry studio was built in the middle of a small, evergreen farm in Kiambu, Kenya. We love this space…
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What is Ceramic Jewelry?
( Image source – Ceramic jewelry by Daniela Cățoi ) What makes ceramic jewellery so special? Here’s a short guide…
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How We Create Our Handmade Ceramic Jewelry
Made with natural clay sourced from the rich hills of Central Kenya Our pieces are made from ceramic clay, a…
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