Kiwana Thomas Gayden is the owner and designer of Aquababie Handmade. A chemist by trade, Kiwana is also a certified yoga instructor and confessed beadaholique. A Southern girl all her life, she makes her home in Jackson, MS. Her jewelry can also be found at Sanaa Gallery in Jackson, MS

Aqua Essentials was born from the love of products to pamper the body, mind and spirit. Kiwana began making bath salts and salt scrubs for myself and as gifts to family and friends in 2002. The creations were so well received she decided to share them with the world.

Aquababie Jewelry was born out of the love for wearing beautiful things. It all started with a small trip to a local bead shop in 2004. The bug hit and since then, Aquababie Jewelry has now grown from a hobby to an obsession to a full fledged passion making handcrafted jewelry with love and affection.