Sadia, originally from France, creates jewellery and cards, primarily from recycled or locally sourced buttons!
Hear from Sadia
"I used to buy buttons while traveling. I still have a few buttons from France, my country of origin.
I enjoy giving each piece of jewellery a name and they each have a story.
Here is the story a poet wrote for me to describe my romantic brand:
"The story of Bagua Lala, the little gem that blooms nicely on your fingers!
Bagua Lala is the Spring of a Miss. Bagua Lala is a little girl's dream.
It all starts with these two women bound through time: one rummaging through her mother's sewing box to play with green, blue and pink buttons, buttons with holes as secret passages to other universes, and the other leaving the man of her life at the time and the ring he had given her.
Lala strolling one day at the Braderie in Lille (huge flea market in France, city: Lille), finds a ring, handmade very pretty, she wears it naturally on her finger and it's there ... that this wave to the soul becomes a ring to Lala. This day in October 2011 finally sees the birth of the first Bagua Lala and others continue to bloom ever since to dress your pretty fingers.
These Bagua Lala are in the image of the Eternal Feminine: frivolous and discreet, precious and natural, elegant, and mutinous. They have been yours for nine years now and are constantly sprouting, blooming, and becoming bouquets like Lala likes to offer!
Lala still hopes to "make pretty rings with her little hands for your pretty fingers", urban, tradi or ethnic rings, bold and chic rings.
Welcome to the world of Lala!"
I am celebrating 9 years of my brand Bagua Lala. I started back to France while I was a social worker.
Creating always gave me the space to breathe and relax and take distance from my profession.
I personally changed a lot through overtime, including moving to another country and Bagua Lala was there all the time.
It followed me in 2016 in Australia (Brisbane) when I was not sure I could pursue this activity.
A few months later I was showing my creations at markets.
People would describe my designs as cute or clever for their use of buttons or the originality of my displays and packaging (upcycling too).
I would describe my brand as a mix of freshness and softness. Probably because that's the way I like to be described myself.
My brand often has been a way to connect with people and gather. I love this sense of community and I try to be coherent with my values in every step of my growth.
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