Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Just a quick blog post before starting todays grind at the jewellery bench :)

Hope everyone is "getting there" this week - holidays are just around the corner, family good food and laughter is on the way.

How to be a lady ...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

exploring Cape Town...

So this weekend my fiance, & my cousin & I decided we were going to explore Cape Town a bit, we started off on Long Street, ... and we popped into the Grand Daddy Hotel (38 Long Street),.. we took their beautiful antique lift to the top of the building (the roof) to check out the roof top trailer park.. so cool! Would love to spend a night under the stars there..

We had a drink at the restaurant, we sat out on the side walk & enjoyed the Cape Town vibes !

The staff were so friendly & encouraged us to walk around & check out the hotel. Fantastic!


Monday, October 8, 2012


The winner of the sterling silver organic stud earrings, and sterling silver ring is :
Cara -- please email me your postal address.


 -- As selected by,  (entrants from the  thula Facebook page, and thula blog.)

Thank-you so much for entering, if you'd like to receive the hellothula monthly newsletter... which includes recipes / giveaways /  handmade finds / decor ideas / & all sorts of other stuff !  -- email : with JOIN as the subject.

Until next time... *



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

If you were not one of the 18 entries on the Facebook Page (which has now closed) -- have no fear, you can still enter here :

All you need to do to enter is comment on this post below - & let me know what your FAV  piece of thula jewellery is,  ...

Then - click on LIKE ---share with facebook --♥
Good luck everybody -- winner will be announced Monday 8 October on the thula blog, aswell as on the thula Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Accent wall love ♥

I've been wanting to paint an accent wall in my bedroom for some time now, I cant decide on a colour.
.... the accent wall in my workshop is dark purple but I'd prefer something a little understated for the bedroom.

Here are some lovely colour ideas I found for inspiration :


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Im sure this has been around before, but I just live this... and find it to be so very true...

I especially like the "how ex South Africans in Australia think we live."

Share this post on facebook if you think this is hilarious !

Friday, June 29, 2012

inspiring pictures... ♥

image creditts
I have a thing for mugs (how appropriate after my tea post ;)

If I see a nice looking mug or tea cup, I must have it!

Here are some great finds....

2. Poetry
4. Love milo design

I look no further than woolworths when buying my tea, big variety & great flavours.♥

♥ healthy.. and delicious !

Sunday, June 24, 2012

inspiring pictures ♥

image credits♥

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cotton On.. new clothing store in South Africa.

I recently discovered the fabulous Cotton On store's in Somerset Mall & at Canal Walk in the Western Cape.

I love the dresses, blazers & particularily their range of good quality stockings in a range of gorgeous colours.

just lovely....

Monday, June 4, 2012

Have a great week everybody.... & try to do something small for someone else this week. ♥

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kitty Shelter

 Make a donation today via EFT to the Kitty Shelter.
They do good work, and need help.

"Due to continued Financial Constraints our Shelter faces Closure.

We are inundated with Cats and un-homeable Kittens and we simply cannot afford to look after them in the same way we have for the last 12 years.

We have never faced such a daunting situation, as we are a, No Kill Shelter, we don’t believe in putting a healthy animal down. "

We are appealing to the Public, Friends and every Animal Lover out there, to please help in any way possible:

Food, Blankets or Funds.

Our Address: 45 Newport Rd, Parkwood.

TEL: 011 447 5275 OR 082 550 5961.

Banking Details:
Kitty Shelter
First National Bank
Melrose Arch
Branch code: 254405
Account Number: 62068805418

Thanking you kindly,

Merien and The Kitty Shelter Team 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Earrings promotion...

Buy any 2 sets of these earrings for R250 incl. Postage with tracking ♥
email : to order.

Ends FRIDAY  11 May

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I have added some new items to my website....

Handmade sterling silver bangles - 3 size options to choose from.
New bangles  ♥

Sunday, April 29, 2012

must have winter boots ♥

1. Desert ankle boots  @ 36Boutqiues here
2. Lace up ankle boots @ Woolworths here
3. Pippa boots @ Woolworths here
4. Halley Boots @ ZOOM here
5. Leather designer ankle boots @ DSO here

My personal favorites are flat lace up ankle boots ♥ - have my eye on a few pairs at Woolies.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Some ideas for that special South African Mother's day gift...

Why not support an independent South African business this Mother's Day.........


1. shop missibaba here
2. shop skinny laminx here
3. shop tamarillo ceramics here
4. shop 36 boutiques here
5. shop body thrills here
6. shop the wren here

Image Credits!/flocrow/media/slideshow?


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Good idea : Try something new with your hair..

I was browsing pinterest, & came accross this awesome hair how to!
You will need some hair clips, (preferably the pin type), a few thin stretchy hair band & a curling iron.

Hi All..

Been a while since my last post - moving cities has proved to be much more work than I anticipated,
I will be posting regularily this week, & I hope you will come back & read my posts.

I just made this treasury on ETSY ...only.. to have it dissapear.. but at least I did a screen capture first right?

These are some of my favorite items on etsy, are'nt they just beautiful.

Visit etsy here

Did you know ? That you can buy handmade/ craft supplies/ or vintage items on ETSY no matter where you live. All you need to do is sign up for an etsy account, you can pay via PayPal with any cheque or credit card. Its that simple. ♥

Monday, April 2, 2012

Some of my gorgeous gemstones

I recently posted a few random stones I have in stock.. & I had such a great response, I decided to post a few more of my more interesting ones.

If you are interested in having any of these stones made into a custom order.. email me at & we can chat about some ideas.

Alternatively, check out my website, for some the pieces I currently offer.

I post all over SA & Worldwide, &.... I just love doing custom orders. ♥