Monday, 29 November 2010


I created the Sarita Necklace before my Dad passed away in 2007 and named it Sarita (Sas - my Dad) and Rita (my Mom). My Dad was so proud to have it named after him and my Mom.   The two people, besides my dear husband, that supported me in every venture throughout my life. I so wish he could see this project published - to you Daddy! How I miss you today - you would have seen the magazine before anyone else1

Friday, 17 September 2010

Patrice Bracelet

Uneven Peyote Cuff made with Miyuki 1,8 Cubes, coin pearls,15/0 seeds,3mm FP crystals.
It is beautiful and drapes sofly around your wrist. I am more a bronze/purple girl - so this colour choice is new for me - but I like it!

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Thank you Sabine(TryToBe), I really enjoyed making this bracelet.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Spring Day

Today is the official start of our spring. And at the right time, the trees are blooming and we have a fantastic summers day. I can start to live again, my hibernation period is over!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Thank you!

Heather Collin,Me and Gerlinde Fromont - at the Craft Show - we signed a lot of books today... and we enjoyed it. I am sure we'll do this again! Thanks to all the ladies and gentlemen who bought the book today, and the positive feedback. Much appreciated by us. Thanks to Michelle, her mom and Lisa, who worked so hard behind the scenes and today at the show too. Thanks to our dear friends that came to support us. And dear Dawn - thank you for the muffin, I needed it. On our way back home, we missed the turn-off to the free way, and had to manage our way through Johannesburg - where soccer fever were very high, but we made it safely back.
Must tell you something interesting that we also saw - a traditional beader that wore her beautiful traditional jewellery, even her clothing were traditional - adorned with beads - all made with the Pondo stitch - and believe it or not - the tubular bracelet that we admired had animal skin inside to keep the round shape in tact.She also bought the book!Well, enough said for today - I am so tired, but so happy.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Here it is!

Here it is, I am so thrilled - my project is on the front page! The Tamaryn Bracelet and the small picture on the left is my Queen Ring. The other two projects is the gorgeous creations of Gerlinde and Heather.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Advance Bead Clutter

I call this Advance Bead Clutter. My lounge was turned into my bead studio, because we are experiencing an extreme chilly winter(my studio is made for sunny days)But it did not help, as I had to run to the studio(every ten minutes) to get more beads, then crystals, then a different colour thread, blah blah. At least I did some exercise with my legs too.Perhaps I mentioned it previously but three of us bead craze girls are doing a book with Michelle(BeadBook) - the book is called Advanced Beading. Well, this weekend we received the feedback from the readers who tested it - and had to do some touch ups and touch downs on the patterns, and I decided to quickly?? test and remake ALL four my projects , just to be extra sure nothing had been left out. Eureka, I am done. Now, ready for the next book.
(The tioletpaper on the table is the tell tale of my horrible cold)

Friday, 18 June 2010

Bafana Bafana!

My sons watching Bafana Bafana in front of the heater. We really enjoy the Soccer, but this year is the coldest
winter I have ever experienced in South Africa. Trust the tourists enjoy their stay in our wonderful country. You can see in front, right corner - Beading tray - I watch soccer and bead!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Double Delight Pendant

After much contemplation, I have decided to become an Etsy member. Riana Olckers Beadwork - This is the first item available on Etsy. Soon there will be patterns etc posted

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Friday, 28 May 2010

Cynthia's Pendant

Later this year, we - that is my friend Barbara of Twines and Beads, Heather and Gerlinde - the two ladies that did a book with me for Michelle of the BeadBook, are going to visit our friend Cynthia in Namibia. Barbara needed my project urgently, as I am on my way to Nelspruit, well .... no inspiration at first and then it came in floods. Eventually I decided on this pendant -hope the ladies will flock to our classes. My other projects will be shown soon.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


This design had been inspired by one of my Master The Peyote Stitch classes. It is sometimes difficult to stay that one step ahead of
the students. I used 11/0 Treasures and Delicas to create the ancient looking pendant and necklace. The clasp is very interesting. A hollow embellished (beaded bead) and a pearl. This is a friction fit clasp. Didn't think anything else would suit this style

Saturday, 27 February 2010


I named this Farah's Pearl, it looks like a piece of royal jewelery.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Saturday, 30 January 2010

The Maharani's Tears

I got the inspiration from Melissa Grakowsky for the necklace part, but the pendant I designed for a special class.
One day, I will tell the story behind the name. I am emotionally
not ready to share it yet.
This is a beautiful piece, and I am proud of my creation

Friday, 8 January 2010

Beaded Clutch Bag Pattern

This is the pattern and instructions for the Beaded Clutch Bag
that the ladies asked for

Saturday, 2 January 2010

My wish for you

My wish for you...
Unlimited inspiration
A bead stash with everything
you need on hand - in all the
colours of the rainbow
Endless thread - no more adding
new thread
Thin Needles with extraordinary large
Patterns in your mother tongue
(no need for google translations)
Patience to complete all the unfinished projects -
even the ones from previous decades
And most of all - peace, love and happiness for you and
your loved ones