Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Noor Pendant

Noor means "Light" and while creating the pendant I felt as though the "light" of my dedication to my beading had been reignited. For a long time I did not feel like taking up my art that I so enjoyed for many years - especially the teaching part - but I am glad the inspiration returned. I love this pendant! We are all born with artistic abilities, and as long as one can enjoy your own creations and experience the joy of your own created objects, whether it is the written word, painting or papercraft, I beg you not to be discouraged by fools who can only criticise in their own ignorance - keep on doing the arts and crafts that give you pleasure. I'll continue beading - not in the least touched by critisicm not asked for - because I am good with it, and blessed with the opportunity that I can have so much fun while I create. Enjoy

Monday, 30 July 2012

Cylinder Beads

I like precision and geometric designs, thus the most suitable beads are cylinder beads - Delicas (Miyuki) to be precise. But there are days like yesterday and today where I pulled out my almost forgotten size 8's and just started a project and even finished it in one go - hardly ever happens to me. One idea can bring on twenty other ones and I never stop. Tomorrow I'll post the projects and if I can remember what I did - even try to write the pattern,but visit my facebook page - Riana Bootha Olckers Beadwork, for more up to date news.

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Isis was a goddess from ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, of motherhood, fertlity and magic.  And that we all need help with.  I can only give you magic to wear around your wrist.  Enjoy the soft drape of beads around your wrist, very eye catching  and be the envy of your friends.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Rani's Cross Pendant

After many years I finally did it!  Rani's Cross available from my Etsy Shop.http://www.etsy.com/listing/104431139/ranis-cross-pendant?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=ConnectedShop&utm_campaign=Share

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Riana Olckers Beadwork

Rani's Cross will be available as a pattern from Monday.  I'll add the link as soon as it is posted and available.  It is a project with lots of photos, illustrations and clear descriptions.