Where to buy my work

I had a sudden thought the other day, I had better make a list of where to buy my work. 1. Intsimbi Zase Africa – Clock Tower V & A Waterfront 2. St Leger Gallery – Muizenburg Rd 3. Ngwenya Glass – Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Naturally from my studio. I had a delightful student the other …


Another Market

I went to suss out the Stellenbosch Fresh Food Market and was tempted to have a table. I took my time about deciding but I thought it would be another place to inform people about hand crafted glass bead creations. I was told there would be a table so We took off early on Saturday …


Article in Get It magazine

I got some great publicity in a community magazine called Get It recently…. INGRID DE HAAST – SOMERSET WEST’S GOLDEN BEAUTY. “True beauty is certainly more than skin deep. What’s inside you must be beautiful too. You’ve got to be warm, enthusiastic, passionate about life.” So says Ingrid de Haast of Somerset West, whose natural …



I have been having such fun with having a webcam. The idea was to converse with my daughter and I was given a superfluous webcam which I am hoping will give me a great deal of delight! I do have Skype which has proved to be absolutely necessary conversing with different members of the family. …


Learning something new every day

It seems that one never stops learning, whether it be beadmaking, computers or cooking there is always something new to learn. I have been going through all the stages of posting entries,photos etc and my mind is not made like that. Growing up and learning was what I did well, but with so much information …


Selling my work

I want to instill in the minds of the public that hand made work is much better than cheaper imported beads. Making handmade glass beads I endeavour to create one of a kind unique work which I hope will become an heirloom in times to come. I am a self representing artist, I sell my …


2 pictures for you

2 pictures for you, originally uploaded by Beads by Ingrid. I have been practising these flowers. it takes a lot of patience. I am using Bullseye as it is better than Effetre for these flowers!.