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 Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, Founder - Kaibiyoo

“You may think confidence cannot be found in what you wear until you accentuate your style with beads”

Handcrafted African
Beaded Jewelry

Our Story

Somewhere in the late 1980s, Yaa Peprah Amekudzi our Founder and Creative Director fell in love with beading for herself, having watched her paternal grandmother and two other close friends create exquisite adornments made with a wide variety of beads. 


According to Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, “I started to read about beads as I was determined to make jewelry with only authentic and rare beads.  This learning journey has taken me very far in my understanding of beads and my respect for every single bead I use.  I started making beaded jewelry for personal use but realized that friends and family members were keen to own a piece.  What had begun as a hobby was gradually turning into a business.  Such fun it was and still is creating what you love and getting paid for it.  Most importantly, creating handcrafted artwear that speaks to the heart of the patron”.


Kai-biyoo as a company was finally registered in 2014 to engage even better with a gradually expanding patron base.  The expansion included beads for adorning the body but also excitingly, for decorating living spaces.  What had begun as a hobby from Yaa Peprah Amekudzi’s small worktable in the corner of her room was now a full-fledged boutique.  Our newly commissioned location is Kanda Estates in Accra.  

By establishing The Shop, Kai-biyoo as a company has created a much needed space for hobbyists to display and sell their art alongside handcrafted work by Yaa Peprah Amekudzi

We place premium value on creativity and this is seen in the thoughtfully handcrafted artwear we offer to our patrons


We place premium value on ethical sourcing from producers and vendors

Ethical Sourcing

We place premium value on delighting our patrons with authentic products


Behind The Brand

Kai-biyoo bead jewellery pieces are made “by the master herself, Yaa. Her beading is breathtaking. I assure you her choice of beads, quality and designs are top-notch; unrivalled. She’s producing little treasures and not just any beads; the sort of stuff you keep.

The traditional beads with name and value, very special gifts for bead lovers. Sterling.  She caters for the very, true, original traditional in style and size as well as the more recent or contemporary. She designs with other size beads, golden or silver pieces and even crystals to match.  She also mixes some old with new making very unusual designs. A lot of thought, selection and painstaking work make her work unusual.

I believe because she’s passionate about it, there’s something very special about her designs/creations.” -

Nana Ama Kufuor,

A keen collector of rare and authentic beads

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