Site Overlay
Najeeba Abdullah owner of Amazing Existence

Najeeba Abdullah, Amazing Existence Owner Shares Her Inspiration

Najeeba Abdullah, Amazing Existence owner shares her inspiration for specialty jewelry making and the big impression her brother’s artistry had on her at a young age.

By LaMar Anderson | December 31, 2020 | 6:00am

Please tell us about yourself, your business, what you are offering, and your business’ specialty. 

My name is Najeeba Abdullah, and my business is Amazing Existence. I am an artist; I create and paint as well. I love to make jewelry and create things, but I do a lot of jewelry making using stones, crystals, copper, and wire. I offer my paintings on my newly launched website as well. I have earrings I call “Two Soulmates” [made of copper and people shaped]; my rings are really abstract. A lot of my designs are inspired by the different dimensions of the universe and space. 

What does Leimert Park mean to you?

It’s culture, family, a lot of support, and it’s really powerful. I love Leimert. I’ve been coming here for three years, I believe.

Are you originally from Los Angeles? Did you grow up in the area?

No, I am from Chicago. I moved here twelve years ago and been a vendor for the last three years. I started creating maybe eight years ago, but then I decided I wanted to make a business out of my jewelry three years ago.

Tell us a little bit about the successes you benefitted from and challenges you’ve had to adjust to or overcome throughout this 2020 year.

It’s been a good year, 2020. Being consistent is important; it’s a challenge for me, I guess. Even though I love to create but doing it everyday; all day, it’s a battle.

What has been your inspiration for specialty jewelry making, creating and the decision in starting Amazing Existence?

I always had a passion to create. When I was younger, my brother would always draw people, and I was impressed and was like, I want to learn how to draw. Yeah, I was inspired by my brother growing up and watching him. But what got me into making jewelry was depression. I was depressed at one time, and it [jewelry making] brought me out of it. It [jewelry making] was healing for me.

Did you have a mentor or family members to support you?

Yeah, my brother is an amazing artist; he was a huge inspiration for me.

What can we expect from Najeeba Abdullah and Amazing Existence in the new year 2021?

More unique jewelry. Sometimes you get stuck on the same patterns I notice, with me, so I start to venture out to create different pieces.

How can we connect with Najeeba Abdullah and support Amazing Existence?

Visit my website:

IG: @AmazingExistence

Suggest a story: Portraits of Excellence is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how LaMar Anderson connects, celebrates and tells the stories of our folks, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Axum Creative exists to champion every positive aspect of what makes people of African heritage the standard by which all things are set or measured. Reach out for collaboration in your endeavors and let’s grow and sustain each other collectively.

Axum Creative | Strengthening voice and visual representation