We asked designer Erika Freund, of the amazing Mikuti line of bangle bracelets, to share her inspirations for her favorite pieces from the collection.
1. Jadia Bangle, Zanzibar GreenThe Inspiration: Matemwe Beach, Zanzibar. I've spent time here on many occasions and it's a special place to me. The beach is pristine and the water crystal clear with reflections of every tropical green you can imagine.
2. Benta Bangle, Dark PurpleThe Inspiration: Dark purple is everywhere in East Africa! Plus, this shade of purple looks great on everyone and is the perfect day-into-evening color.
3. Ceres Bangle, Morning SunThe Inspiration: Watching the sun rise is one of my favorite things in the world. It represents a new day, a new opportunity, a fresh start. The yellow and orange are bright and fun--the way you should feel when you start your day! About Mikuti Inspired by the beauty of the Swahili Coast and the landscapes of East Africa, Mikuti merges fashion and socially minded economic development to make one-of-a-kind global chic jewelry.