About Us

Stoep Designs is a creative workshop space and shop situated in Lavender House at Lavenders Blue Market in East London. Stoep Designs founders Natasha Hogg and Marika Jacobs are both passionate about celebrating Africa’s boundless creativity, and homegrown handmade craft and design.

The Stoep Designs shop showcases and sells a curated selection of handmade products. Each product tells stories of its makers, their culture, and showcases their craftmanship. 

The Stoep Designs beaded jewellery makers space is a relaxing, creative space where you can come and create your own custom designed piece of beaded jewellery under the guidance of our highly skilled master beader artisans, whilst relaxing on our stoep with something to eat and drink.    

We welcome individuals as well as groups and parties of up to 30 people.

We look forward to getting creative with you!

Natasha & Marika

Our Values


We support local handmade products, and promote local artists and crafters by showcasing and selling their handmade products in our shop.


We are driven by the value of sustainability – of the planet, of our people, of their livelihoods. This can be seen in our product ranges and sourcing practices.

Experience Promise

We aim to put the fun back into shopping and creating. We promise an unforgettable experience, that will bring out the creative in you and leave you more connected, to yourself and others.


Send us a message and book your jewellery making workshop today!