Intambo — Tribal infused jewelry for the soul

You’ve probably heard about Intambo jewelry, if not you definitely should and that’s why I’m writing the story of Barbara, the beautiful girl behind the Intambo creations — tribal jewelry for the soul.

I’m following her work since the beginning and I’m happy to see her progress and artistic unfolding in each of her mesmerizing pieces. Since I’ve met her at a psy festival for the first time in real life I felt the beautiful, loving and kind energy she’s radiating.

Hap­py Bar­bara with her cre­ations

My first Intam­bo order was deliv­ered by her per­son­al­ly in Vien­na at a par­ty and I was sur­prised to get an extra cre­ation with my order — a black bracelet with two Quartz crys­tals on each end­ing. She was very excit­ed to see my reac­tion about how I like her jew­el­ry. I could see the love she’s putting in her art and I real­ly love wear­ing her cre­ations.

Because she is an artist I appre­ci­ate and sup­port I was curi­ous to hear her sto­ry how she start­ed doing her jew­el­ry, where she get’s inspi­ra­tion from and what her dreams are.

My first tribal infused piece”

Her project, Intam­bo was born at the end of 2016. She found a pic­ture on the inter­net with a sim­ple, brown neck­lace and want­ed to make the same for her­self. She bought some hemp cord (one of her friends had them and she liked the tex­ture of it) and made her very first trib­al infused piece. Not the same that she saw, she pimped it a lit­tle with stones and oth­er pieces. Her dear friend Dora told her, she has to make more and sell them. So she did! And nev­er did she believe that she would be that suc­cess­ful like she is nowa­days. She’s work­ing hard and is try­ing to make bet­ter neck­laces, bet­ter pic­tures and bet­ter con­tent. Con­stant­ly try­ing to evolve and I think you can see this very well by look­ing at her Insta­gram feed.

Where the name Intambo comes from

She likes the hemp cord because it’s nat­ur­al and feels good, very com­fort­able and easy to work with. And it has a trib­al impact. Intam­bo comes from Zulu lan­guage, a lan­guage spo­ken by a eth­nic group in South Africa. Intam­bo means thread, cord and comes from the hemp cord she works with.

She buys her cords in Hun­gary, try­ing to sup­port the Hun­gar­i­an man­u­fac­to­ries. The oth­er pieces she uses, the stones, beads, charms and the oth­er mate­ri­als are also main­ly from Hun­gary but some are sou­venirs from her trav­els. She nev­er knowns what she wants to cre­ate, how the final result will look like, she’s just wrap­ping the cords and BANG — she has a nice idea and does it. In that deep flow she cre­ates her unique, trib­al infused pieces.

My mainly inspiration is how difficult our simple life can be”

Bar­bara is into under­ground and inter­est­ing cul­tures around the world and loves to find inspi­ra­tion in pic­tures on the inter­net. Her main­ly inspi­ra­tion is how dif­fi­cult our sim­ple life can be. Like with her jew­el­ries that look so sim­ple, but truth is the cre­at­ing process is dif­fi­cult and time-con­sum­ing. Some­times it takes 5–6 hours.

She’s putting all her heart in her cre­ations and she’s very pas­sion­ate about doing this. The neck­laces are a reflec­tion of her soul, which is some­times dark with spikes, some­times an earth­ly free spir­it and oth­er times col­or­ful and fem­i­nine. 

The wind blows my hair on the top of the moun­tain wear­ing my ‘Med­i­c­i­na’ neck­lace .. per­fect moment. 

What you can expect from the future

In these days more and more peo­ple know Bar­bara and Intam­bo, that’s very excit­ing for her. Her boyfriend helps her a lot with the admin­is­tra­tion things she can not do as good as he does. He is a real­ly big help for her and for run­ning the Intam­bo busi­ness. 

For the close future she wants to learn some new tech­niques on mak­ing jew­el­ry. Also she wants to exper­i­ment with oth­er fab­rics one day. Bar­bara has great plans and visions about her Intam­bo project and I’m sure she’ll get it real­ly far. 

 

Now the best part is that she is start­ing a Give­away today! ♡

You can enter here. 

♡ Wish you good luck, may you be the lucky own­er of one of this trib­al pieces soon. ♡

Mean­while enjoy some more pieces by Intam­bo (warn­ing: eye porn con­tent)

Bless­ings & much inspi­ra­tion to you my dear friend Bar­bara. To many many more mes­mer­iz­ing cre­ations and hap­py cus­tomers all around the world. 🙂

As well as many bless­ings to all you beau­ti­ful souls who are read­ing right now.

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