Thursday, December 9, 2010

Market Day

Carla from Token Ceramics posted some pics of the market. Thanks for the pic of my stall.  It was a great day. We had a big marquet which was really festive. Thanks everyone for the support.

Here is Carla's stall. She makes lovely ceramic brooches, pendants, xmas decorations and more


Buzz Art

Thanks Jo from Coelho Culture for posting the pic of my Icon Africa stand at the KZNSA Buzz Art xmas exhibition. I have been meaning to take a pic and just haven't had the time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Popping up at Unit 11

Should be fun. I will have my stuff there. DJ's on the opening night and on Saturday afternoon there is a kids friendly DJ (see pic below). It is great with all the kids having a ball.  Unit 11 is behind the Lizard Building on Stamford Hill Rd, DBN.

Friday, December 3, 2010

To Market To Market

Yes it is that time again, Market time, and yes it is December so there are 3 markets 4,11 & 18. See you there.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stoned Heart

Well not exactly a stoned heart, but rather a heart with stones. These beads are adventurine (green) and amethyst (purple). It makes a great pendant. Keep it simple or you can have loads of charms on your ring pendant.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here are some of the charms that i make. They are great on a necklace (as shown) or add to an existing collection. They make a great xmas pressie. (still trying to master the art of jewellery photography)

The heart says "joy" I do them with lots of different words like, love, lief, uthando, eternal, believe. Or you can have one custom made.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Buzz Art

Yes it is that time of year again. I have been in there today to help set up my stuff. I have Icon Africa and Savage Jewellery on exhibit. Well worth a visit for your xmas shopping.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Here is the new poster for I Heart Market. There are lots of new stalls, so definitely worth a visit and of course I will be there. Great poster again.

Friday, October 29, 2010


These pics are of my flower rings. They are simple round bands with either 1 large or 3 smaller flowers that jingle and jangle off the ring, bringing music to your ears. I need to make more - note to self!!!! They also come in earrings. Then you really do have music in your ears.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Necklace to remember

This is a necklace that i made for Colwyn. She wanted something to reminder her of sons. I have seen generic boy figures but I needed to make it different, to have more personality. The result was these very cute "boy" characters. I think they are very sweet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wrap Wire Rings

These rings I have been making for years and still am. They are a classic. Each one is hand made so the wrapping of the wire is unique to each ring. I have an array of pieces that belong to this range, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and bangles, but this was the beginning.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Back in Africa

Well I am back in SA and have been for a while. Not only have I had a great holiday in the UK but I have also moved my workshop, been to Joburg and now have to set up my workshop. So everything is in chaos, including my headspace hence no blogging. The exciting thing about Joburg is that there is a selected range of the Icon Africa in PIECE at The Firs, Rosebank. Any way here is a little reminder of being back.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

London Town

Thanks everyone for supporting the Red Eye and DLI markets this weekend. It was great to see so many people. I know I have been very slack with postings but I have been moving my workshop and started lecturing at Tech again and trying to get everything together for my trip to UK. I am off to my cousins wedding in Cheshire, UK. I spend a few days in London first, can't wait. Will be posting when I get back. Bye

These earrings are "Flowers on a Stick" they are one of my best sellers.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Market time again - night and day

I will be at both markets - Red Eye in the Evening on the 3 September and at the DLI hall on the 4th.
I also have new goodies that will be on sale. (Great flyers, thanks Dom)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Once upon a time there was this shop that had lovely retro finds. In fact when my son was born he and I spent many a day in it passing the time and getting to know one another. This was because it was owned by a good friend and we (well I) thought it was far more exciting than sitting at home. This shop was Mint. Sadly Rhys got bigger and I went back to work and Kirsty closed it due to the lure of the corporate world. (Well actually the only sadly bit of that last sentence was Mint closing.) Gladly she regained her senses and has revived Mint. Not only did Rhys and I have a wonderful time there I also bought some gems from there. Here is a peek and don't forget to have a look at Mint here.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Icon Africa Postcards

I have been working with a talented friend of mine, Jessica Nicholson. She has been doing all my illustrations for my Icon Africa range. We started off with South African flowers, then the birds came and from that it lead to the postcards. We think they are great. The flower and bird illustrations are for a range of wooden brooches and fridge magnets. Here are the postcards.

Friday, August 6, 2010

I heart back at DLI

It is that time again, market time that is!! We are back at the DLI hall. See you there tomorrow. I have new designs for sale

They have also had a great write up in the The Durban Magazine

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hearts, embroidery, clouds and dolls

I have had a great inspirational month. I finally got my stuff back from the laser cutters and I am very pleased. Take a look. They will be on sale for the first time tomorrow at Stonehaven Castle.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Stonehaven Castle, Shongweni

I will be there selling my wares, amongst others. I'm sure it will be a great day out. They are also doing a 3-course lunch which sounds delicious. So if you fancy a day out, come to the Stonehaven Castle.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

House & Garden Show

It is that time of year and it is the House & Garden Show in Durban. I will have stuff on the Mooi stall in the Homegrown Hall. Here is a pic of my brooches in their new packaging.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kilt Pin

The brief was to make a kilt pin for a 60th birthday pressie. He is a ex-South African, he likes guitars, rugby and SA. Oh and it has to be a little different to you traditional kilt pin. After lots of communication this is what it looked like.

The sketch

The finished product

Sunday, July 25, 2010

40 = Ruby

My friend Jess (the one that does my illustration for Icon Africa) wanted to get her parents a 40th wedding anniversary pressie. Forty years is a Ruby. The result was a beautifully simple salt spoon with a ruby set at the end. The back has her parents names and the date stamped on the back. (Sorry still trying to master my camera, so you don't get the true colour of the stone which is actually a pinky red).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gold charm

Made this for a customer recently. Square ring with engraving and charms. Very sweet

Friday, July 23, 2010

A little sparkle with black

I made these plain bands last month. They are really simple but look really good on the finger. You can mix and match the square and round bands. There are two with a little bit of black sparkle in the form of 4pt black diamonds. Very sweet.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wooden shapes on Glossary

The wooden shapes got a mention on Glossary. Take a look at Laurens blog - great to look at.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rings with bling

I have had these stones in my stash for ages, so I finally decided to use them and made these rings. I have this problem of buying stones and then not wanting to let them go, but the day comes when I have to. They will be on sale at the I Heart Market on Saturday 3 July. The one the left is a faceted quartz and the other a garnet

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birds for Africa

Here are some new designs that I have got. Birds from South Africa and Africas. Looking forward to showing them at the I Heart Market on Saturday. Thanks Jess for the Illustrations

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flowers for Icon Africa

I have been working on a range called Icon Africa. It is about South African flora and fauna. The first in the range was the flower range. The illustrations were done by a good friend Jessica Nicholson. They started off being fridge magnets, as all the "South African" fridge magnets I had seen were rather awful and a bit gaudy, so this was to produce something that had more style. I then realised that they would make great brooches as well. I love how the wood has turned out.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Some more shapes

Here are some more "shapes" brooches in different colours and words. I have done them in perspex and wood. What I like about the different materials is that they have a different feel. The perspex being fun and a bit cheeky whereas the wooden ones have a sophisticated feel about them.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Market time

It is that time of month again - market time. I heart market is at the Hellenic Centre in Durban North this Saturday. I will be there selling my stuff. Come down there is always great things to buy and food to eat.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Preview of what to find a "Local is Lekker"

Some of my work that you can find at Artisan - "local is lekker" exhibit.
 Oval link necklace

Oval link bracelet

 Forged element with Botswanan agate necklace