Time to create

I have had a bit of a hiatus recently, but all is back on track, every spare moment I spend in my studio. I have been making “evil eye beads” for a customer who saw me at the Shongweni market. It was quite an exercise I am not used to making the same type of …

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Time well spent

> blog/ While the Christmas season has been with us, I had the time to go through all my stash to decide, do I want more bracelets or necklaces. Having had one of my necklaces bought off my neck I realise that is what I must do. Make more affordable necklaces, instead of my WOW …

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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 …

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My Life

All my life I have been making things, I tried rug making, tapestry, then clay,porcelain reproduction antique dolls, stained glass, fused glass and now glass beads on the torch, using both soft and hard glass e.g. borosilicate. The “making” is important, the thread that keeps all this varied “making” is the colour. It is colour …

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My Glass Resume

The other day I was relating to someone about where I had been learning how to make glass beads. Well I thought I had better put it down in black and white as one has a habit of forgetting the important stuff! My first class way back in 2000 was in Johannesburg at the Dragon …

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My glass history

I decided to give a list of my past history as I was having a conversation with a gallery owner and they were not aware of my glass past. I first went to Corning USA to be introduced to the magic of glass. Three day courses were offered and I chose to do Dichroic Glass, …

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Glass CV

EDUCATION 2001 Workshop in Corning USA (Dichroic & Pate de Verre class) 2001 Workshop at Bullseye Factory, Portland, Oregon. 2003 Workshop 5 day with Roger Thomas @ Vitrum Studios, Maryland 2003 Workshop 5 day with Brock Craig & Avery Anderson 2003 One on One Bead Class with Lisa St Martin 2 day.Rockville 2004 Bead class …

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A bit more about my bead making

Once I discovered making glass beads on the torch that was it – everything else flew out of the window, I love the fact that I can create these small original works of art with this lovely material. BUT once you start you have to finish the item, but with all the colours and different …

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