Ubumba is the Zulu word for clay.

A collection of lightweight polymer clay earrings handcrafted in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Combining vibrant colours with unique patterns and textures, Ubumba creates little works of art for your lobes.

A core value of Ubumba is “ubumbana”; unity through acceptance. To embrace our differences, each adornment is one-of-a-kind and comes in a range of patterns, shapes and sizes. 

Taking inspiration from her childhood in Africa, the creator Maryam Paruk has fused together elements from her own heritage in a celebration of diversity.

A fusion of colour and culture.

Q Are the earrings sustainably made?

Yes. All earrings are sustainably slow made using a zero-waste policy; all leftover scraps are re-worked to make unique marbled creations.

Q What type of materials are your earrings made from?

All earrings are made using polymer clay which is oven baked. All earrings are handmade and may have slight imperfections. They aren't always 100% symmetrical; just like your eyebrows they are sisters not twins.

Jump rings and earring backs for studs are made from silver or gold stainless steel.

Earring hooks are made from quality copper material and the backs are made from hypoallergenic silicone.

I occasionally add embellishments such as brass pendants or gold foil.

Earrings are coated with acrylic glaze.

Q How do I care for my earrings?

-Handle with care.
-Do not expose to extremes of temperature.
-Keep dry.

Earrings can be cleaned by rubbing gently with a wet cloth or wipe.

Q What type of packaging do you use?

I use environmentally friendly packaging made from recyclable cardboard, tissue paper, hay and my business cards are made using paper from sustainable forests.

Q How long does it take you to dispatch an item?

I typically dispatch orders within 7 days. Orders are usually sent via An Post using an untracked standard delivery service.

Q What do you charge for delivery?

Orders within the Republic of ireland are free!

There are additional charges for postage outside the ROI, further details can be found on my Etsy site. You may be required to pay an additional import duty on receipt of your order depending on your location.

Q Do you offer Gift Certificates?

Gift Certificates are available for the following amounts:
€10, €15, €20, €25, €30.

Q Do you take custom orders?

Yes, bespoke earrings can be made to order with a small extra charge.
Get in touch for any requests!

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