Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Ornament Special Price

Get this beautiful Christmas ornament for half price -  was $15 now only $7-50!
On all other patterns use coupon code XMASGIFT2013 to get 25% discount on all sales over $8

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Save on twelve patterns!

Use coupon code  XMASGIFT2013   and save 25% when you purchase BeadBook patterns 1, 2 and 3.

Christmas Gift

The special gift for today is Lupe De Lupe for half price. Original price $15 now $7.50 till the 31st December 2013.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Versatile African Diamond

My African Diamond necklace can be a beautiful ornament and the ornament be a beautiful necklace. I love to design versatile patterns. Discount 25% on all sales over $8 use voucher code XMASGIFT2013 and visit my etsy store

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Discount Coupon

Just to say thank you for your loyal support throughout 2013
25% Discount voucher on ALL sales over $8  in my Etsy Shop Valid till December 31st 
Coupon code:  XMASGIFT2013
I wish you all a Blessed and Merry Christmas with your loved ones.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Black Friday Sale!

Visit my Etsy Shop : and use this code  BLACKFRIDAY1
  to get 50% discount on all my patterns.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Muriel-Evelyn Bracelet

I made and named this bracelet for and after my Mother-in-law. Her birthday is on the 24th December and so she usually  gets a combined Christmas and birthday gift and that particular year I wanted to gift her something special. She loved it.  A geometric design with a feminine feel to it.
It was later published in The BeadBook magazine.  Now available at

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Classic Christmas Ornament

I share the Classic Christmas ornament pattern with you to enjoy! Visit My Etsy for more christmas decoration patterns

Marcia DeCoster Presents

Many moons ago when I started beading I never ever dreamed that I would publish a design or even for that matter write a pattern, do the illustrations and get people to buy it. Now, after many published projects , I am so grateful to still feel exited about a new project. To share my passion for beading, specifically seed bead weaving with other well known artists is such an honor. 
Thank you so much Marcia!
Marcia and I come a long way back and my admiration for her designs will never cease as she makes right angle weave so easy.
The design below is an older pattern that would be posted on My Etsy at a later stage. The original necklace was sold to a collector in Namibia 

Available from 
"Beading superstar Marcia DeCoster hosts Lark's second Spotlight on Beading collection, featuring 30 international artists ranging from celebrities in the field to exciting up-and-comers. In addition to offering examples of their best work, the beaders discuss their inspirations and techniques, and chat with Marcia about how they discovered their muses and styles. Gorgeous color photos showcase several pieces from each contributor."

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

In the spirit of Giving - Clementine

Clementine is now available from Should you purchase the pattern before or on the 15th November 2013, you would receive a coupon code for a 25% discount on your next purchase - valid  till the last day of December 2013. Share this post on your facebook page or blog,  on sending me the link you qualify for the 35% discount voucher.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


The Clementine Cross is an elegant design that drapes around your neck with sheer luxury.
Clementine  is an embellished pendant in the shape of a cross. It is 7.5 cm x 4 cm x 0. 7 cm
The pendant looks more complicated than it is, but a basic knowledge in cubic right angle weave
is recommended. This pendant  is a great eye catcher. Depending on the color choice it appears or looks like like a treasure from a  treasure chest.
     Wear it to show off your mild, gentle and merciful nature.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Babushka Free pattern

Babushka was designed as one of the projects for my Master The Right Angle Weave class in 2010. Enjoy

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The devil in the Photos

Laura McCabe  said the devil  is in the beads, most often so, but that devil can manifest in the photos of the beads too! I do love shiny beads. Unfortunately they can create problems for the photographer as I need detail and the bling outshines the beads. So back to the beading table to unbling the cross. Karen came out great and this is just one side of this beautiful pendant. The spikes are situated on different levels or angles and the center part is round. I have decided to list the patterns next week because hubby and I are going away for the weekend at Dikololo and we are looking forward to visit with the uncles and aunts.  I do not want to list without proper photos.

Busy Bee

This week was a very productive week, thanks to Hubby for cooking all the meals. I completed a new cross pattern that I for so long wanted to do and a new double sided pendant. Two beautiful designs that work up quick. The Karen Pendant ( named after my good friend Karen Hughes) is a double sided pendant and can double up as an eye catching Christmas ornament too! The Clementine Cross is now my flavor of the day - it is so beautiful and elegant, not too big and lightweight around my neck. I am wearing it all the time.
If all goes to plan, both patterns to be listed before Saturday.
I really tried to use beads and crystals that we all have in our bead stash. Both patterns use just a few grams of beads and you can easily get rid of those left over beads in both these projects.
Oh, yes the cross is double sided too.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Spike - The Cubic Right Angle Weave Bracelet

I am busy with a Spike necklace and earrings  and will post the photos as soon as I am finished. Just lengthen the pattern and voila! Beautiful adornment for the neck too. For the earrings shorten the pattern ( a lot).

Monday, 21 October 2013

The Spike

What a challenge to try and capture the true beauty of the 3D spikes around the bracelet. This is one of my all time favorite designs and something I'll personally will wear.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Pattern set available

It is a rainy Saturday evening here in Johannesburg. At long last Neema is available  - both patterns, the bracelet and the pendant, available at
I am looking forward to teaching my Master Right Angle Weave class at Judy's tomorrow. It is surprising what new ideas can jump out when the students start to play around with basic designs. Trust I can impress them just a little bit with theses latest designs.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Eezy peezy illustrations....

After doing thirty illustrations earlier this week I was so thrilled that the pattern is nearly ready for publication. But to my horror I forgot to press that all so elusive bottom - what is it called again? Oh, yes. The SAVE button. Save save save...... Well after redoing my hard work and adding a few new ones, this time I saved and saved and saved. The Neema is featuring more than forty illustrations and as you can imagine my hand and arm are by this time numb. If all goes to plan Neema will launch Saturday.
Take aways for the boys tonight and something sweet to comfort me.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The popular pendant

The design process comes easy when I focus on what I imagine the end result to be. But most often once I start to bead up the design the potential for other designs creep in.  That is the reason the Neema bracelet also developed into the Neema pendant. Do not be fooled to think they are exactly the same pattern, more likely the same technique but with very distinctive differences between them. And last night another bracelet came alive while testing the pendant pattern. Oh, that is why I love bead work so much!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Neema - The popular one

Neema - "The popular one". Right angle weave play time resulted in the Neema design. Many years ago I was asked to do an article and supply a pattern to a very popular South African magazine. The editor wanted a right angle weave bracelet pattern and while working on the design we jokingly decided to call it " Right angle weave  for idiots" . It later became very popular but just before the magazine was send off to the printers we decided to rather change the description to " Easy right angle weave stitch for all". Neema is written in such a manner that even a technically challenged right angle beader will be able to successfully complete the design. The illustrations really gave me some headaches. But persistence prevail  and I achieved my goal.
I have always admired Sabine Lippert's ( Try to be better) designs and learnt the joys of right angle weave stitch with Marcia De Coster's books and patterns.  This weekend I teach another Master The Right Angle Weave class and in preparation I have come up with a few new patterns. The Neema will be available at My Etsy and Artfire before the weekend. The pattern will consist of a bracelet and pendant design.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Two patterns to loop

Lupi De Lupe is now available in the Etsy  and Artfire Stores. The original pattern as well as the revised slimmer version. Two patterns to enjoy.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Beadweaver: Pondo Stitch

Beadweaver: Pondo Stitch
Please visit Beadweavers blog post  on the Pondo Stitch. Great info and free!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Beautiful and elegant necklace design. Quick and easy to complete. Detailed illustrations with step by step instructions and photos to assist you in creating a master piece.

Skill level : Accomplished beginner to advanced
Stitches: Peyote stitch and right angle weave
Eight pages to print
This design is made up with a variety of variations of one basic component.
Combine them and you can create a vast collection of jewelry with one basic
pattern. Rings, earrings, bracelets etc.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Beads and Pearls

Please note that the Etsy Sale ends within twelve hours. Just copy and paste the coupon code when you check out.
Use this coupon to get a 50% discount on all patterns in my shop. THANKYOUSALE240913
 Pearls and Beads - I am teaching a Master The Right Angle Weave  Stitch class soon  and is busy  working on some new and fresh  examples for the class. This piece is a combination of raw and peyote. With the basic pattern you can create various designs, just let your imagination take over.
This pattern will be available at my Etsy and Artfire Stores as from the 28th.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Lupi De Lupe

The sale is also still on at Etsy:
Use this coupon to get a 50% discount on all patterns in my shop. THANKYOUSALE240913
The new pattern will soon be posted on Etsy and Artfire.  I designed this bracelet in 2009 and then it was known as Loopy the Loop - but my mother suggested that I should rename it ( a fancy name) this was the best I could come up with. Mom, it sounds better and still describes the design. Lots of loops.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sale Extended to Etsy Store Too

 Copy and paste this promotional code to get everything in my Etsy Store for half price.  THANKYOUSALE240913

Monday, 23 September 2013

Half Price Thank you Sale

Just to say thank you I am having a half price sale on all my patterns for 24 hours in my Artfire Shop. See link below

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Free Pink Bling Ring Pattern

Something for you to enjoy. Quick, easy and suitable for beginner bead weavers.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Lupe De Lup - Coming soon

One of my all time favorite designs I did many moons ago. Decided it was time to be dusted off and publish it for you to enjoy too! Taught it to all my students and for many years it was one of their favorite classes.

Monday, 26 August 2013

The African Collection

The first pattern in my " The African Collection" range. Thembimbi  bracelet in typical colours of traditional African bead work. A quick and beautiful design with an extra option included.

Trio of Bracelet Patterns

I designed the trio of bracelets in 2009 as examples for my Master The Peyote Course.
The idea was to teach the students to use their skills to create various designs from one
basic pattern.

Mei - the basic pattern

 Beau - was originally named Bow Tie - can you see all the bow ties?.

Tei - two basic bracelets added together to create a beautiful, supple and elegant design.

Enjoy your journey through creativity.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Happy happy

So thrilled to be featured in this publication twice.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

DiDi Bracelet Pattern
DiDi is one of my more matured students, she started bead weaving at 78, and she is giving the younger students a run for their money. She took to beading like a duck to water and I am very proud of her.
This bracelet is dedicated to you DiDi, showing us than you are never too old or too young to learn a new craft AND be very good at it also. Pattern now available as an instant download from my Etsy Store

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hi, its me Riana

Hi, this is Riana - get to know me better. Please watch my interview with Anne Dilker at This a a tiny insight into my beading world and if you like it, please give the video a thumbs up.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Just Mona

I started this design with something very different in mind, but I love this very elegant and simplified design. Beautiful, quick and easy. I present to you -Mona, now  available at my Etsy store.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Artist Colorway 2013

I am so happy to feature on the very talented Eva Maria Keisers Artist Colorway 2013!
We all need that acknowledgement of our work, I need it! And I love to share my creations with fellow bead weavers.
Thank you for an amazing artist like Eva Maria, who supports us and keep the flames of inspiration burning. Even if mine is sometimes just a flicker of light  in the dark of the night.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Ciska pattern now available from
Use this code :  TIFFY2
and receive a $2-00 discount on Ciska pattern or any other purchase from my shop, priced $10-00 or over.
Ciska is a soft draping bracelet. Components connected with embellishments. A beautiful bracelet with a variety of interesting stitches.
Easy to read, step by step detailed instructions and illustrations in color.
Six pages to print

Friday, 1 March 2013

Perla Perle

Perla Perle - One of my personal most favourite designs, I designed the pattern many years ago and it was published in Threads&Crafts Magazine. I redesigned the pattern slightly and there are two versions in one pattern.
Available at Etsy

Perla Perle

Pearl bracelet pattern will be available soon at my Etsy.  I had been playing with polymer clay for the last few weeks, but I am glad to be beading again. The name of this bracelet is literally pearls and more pearls. Perlas, perles, pearly - it is full of pearls. Whether we say it in French, Spanish or English, we all love pearls. Glass, fresh water pearls or whatever looks like a pearl, will touch a nerve of interest.