Saturday, 29 March 2014

YouTube Interview



Please watch or rather listen to the interview Anne Dilker had with me a year ago, getting to know me and find out where I come from and the path it takes to design the patterns
http://youtu.be/NHGGynZurGk
Use this coupon for a 50% discount on ALL
my patterns priced  $6 and up.  Coupon valid till 31st March 2014
Coupon code: BERTUS31
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RianaOlckersBeadWork?ref=shop_sugg

50% SALE

 use this coupon for a 50% discount on ALL
my patterns priced  $6 and up.  Coupon valid till 31st March 2014
Coupon code: BERTUS31
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RianaOlckersBeadWork?ref=shop_sugg

Friday, 28 March 2014

The never ending story/necklace


 
Use this coupon for a 50% discount on ALL 
my patterns priced $6 and up. Coupon valid till 31st March 2014
Coupon code: BERTUS31
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RianaOlckersBeadWork?ref=shop_sugg
Sometimes I can still surprise myself. Years ago I entered an international competition with this necklace and even though  only chosen as a finalist was a big enough ego trip for me, as I then still considered myself a beginner just getting into seed bead weaving (Still cannot believe that I ever could consider this as something to be exhibited in the USA). Well, it was exhibited along with some of my other monstrosities of the time. Looking back on this event, my self confidence was much higher those years, than what it is today! Believe it or not - this necklace was made using herringbone, peyote, free form peyote and netting stitch all combined to create this loooooong tube, which I twisted and knotted and then added embellishments  onto. This creation is one of those once in a lifetime projects and a pattern would be impossible to write - the biggest nightmare would be to try and do an illustration on that darn knots.
Luckily, you can find my patterns on Etsy - the ones that I could pen down on paper.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The stepdaughter and 50% discount

As a designer you more often than not, design a piece of jewelry that you see yourself wearing. I call it - staying true to yourself. Personally I cannot do a project just to sell it, I must love it and it should be my style. We all have a style, some more flamboyant and some of us less obvious, but you can be recognized and respected by your style of design. Also the materials utilized can show off your style. Unfortunately, for me as a designer living in Africa, the products readily available and on hand, does not depict my style the way I would have preferred it to be. But then again, the lack of the beads I prefer, sometimes leads to some other interesting paths, otherwise not ever to be ventured by choice.
When Ciska was born, I though everybody would just fall in love with her. Simplicity with a hint of femininity and bling. Sadly she is the unloved and unappreciated stepdaughter of all my patterns Today I want to challenge you to buy her and I guarantee you would be pleasantly surprised by her hidden qualities.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/125580860/beading-tutorial-ciska-bracelet-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_13
Use this coupon for a 50% discount on ALL
my patterns priced  $6 and up.  Coupon valid till 31st March 2014
Coupon code: BERTUS31

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Anniversary Discount Coupon


After 31 years of marriage to my dearest, darling Bertus, I think you all deserve a gift too! I am so blessed with my loving, caring  husband and the beautiful sons he gave to me.
And as I celebrate - use this coupon for a 50% discount on ALL
my patterns priced  $6 and up.  Coupon valid till 31st March 2014
Coupon code: BERTUS31

Sale and Josephine - eye candy

Josephine is a piece of jewelry that I can  visualise  around  the neck of (Napoleon's )Josephine's neck. Combination of stitches used to create this piece of royalty to adorn your neck. A main pendant with matching hollow beaded beads.
Do not forget that the sale in my Etsy Store is still going strong - The BeadBook twelve patterns for only  $5-99.
Follow the link to see more designs https://www.etsy.com/listing/107012090/bead-patterns-beadbook-twelve-patterns?ref=shop_home_active_1

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Twelve patterns for $5-99

The Queen is a beautiful ring. For only $5-99 you can buy twelve tried and tested designs from Riana, Heather and Gerlinde.
Follow the link to see more designs https://www.etsy.com/listing/107012090/bead-patterns-beadbook-twelve-patterns?ref=shop_home_active_1