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Shazaia Acraman’s Dreams/Attitude Inspiration To Youths: Tuitubou

Shazaiah Acraman has proven that anyone can be successful even if they’re not academically qualified. On Wednesday night Minister for Youth & Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou launched the 31-year-old businesswoman’s Orloff
06 Mar 2015 09:57
Shazaia Acraman’s Dreams/Attitude Inspiration To Youths: Tuitubou
Shazaiah Acraman (second from left) with her mum Shakila and sister Sabrina Acraman after the launch of her jewelry line by Minister for Youth and Sports (left) Laisenia Tuitubou on Wednesday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Shazaiah Acraman has proven that anyone can be successful even if they’re not academically qualified.

On Wednesday night Minister for Youth & Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou launched the 31-year-old businesswoman’s Orloff Jewellery range at the Glamour Goddess Boutique in Toorak.

This new range of jewellery is made out of resin and molded into a collection of accessories of uniquely-designed shapes and incorporated with an array of colours.

Ms Acraman who was a school dropout at 14 said this experience did not dampen her spirits in pursuing her dreams.

The fashion designer, hair and make-up stylist who also considers herself a poet said a series of events in her life had inspired the make of her jewellery range.

“In December last year, a friend of mine, David Olive had taught me the art of resin jewelry making, Ms Acraman explained.

“We wanted to launch it in January but it just wasn’t the right time.”

Price range

The collection are currently selling at $30 and $40 each.

“These are one-off pieces which means they are very unique and no one else will own a similar piece once it’s sold out,” she said.

Mr Olive said one of the amazing things about her creations was that it was made out of resin which was available locally.

“And all the other items that are in the jewelry are all found locally so it helps to grow Fijian businesses.

“We source materials other Fijians and store owners and we don’t have to import stuff which is very sustainable,” Mr Olive said.

Mr Tuitubou told Ms Acraman she was a good example and role model to the youths of today.

“Your not giving up attitude is inspiring,” he said.

Mr Tuitubou assured Ms Acraman the Ministry will rise to assistance where required.

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