Thursday, September 5, 2013

I just MUST have..

For those of you who may have noticed. I am kind of crazy about ceramics...

My mug cupboard is overflowing with beautiful handmade pieces from South African ceramic artists country wide. I just cant stop.

I recently found Cabo Collective.. and I cant wait to own some of their pieces.

Would'nt their stuff make Great Christmas or even Wedding gifts...??

Amazing. Visit them here : Cabo Collective Website

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tamarillo Ceramics and design - New shop in Somerset West

I just love ceramics,
Especially those with awesome graphics and designs on them.

I have always been a big fan of Tamarillo and I recently visited the new shop in Somerset West...

love love love ♥

The packaging for the items I bought ♥

Visit Tamarillo online here : 
Give them a tinkle  :  079 7419514 

Do you use....

Wonki Ware - George

The next time you are in George, take a drive along the Main Road, and you will come accross Wonki Ware, you wont miss it.

I am obsessed with mugs, my collection is growing and growing.. and growing out of control aswell.
I love "handmade" mugs, especially those that are "imperfect" in shape.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Some new items..

Tibetan quartz raw gemstone in sterling silver ring

Sterling silver pattern studs

Round pattern sterling silver necklace

Quartz gemstone studs in sterling silver

Simple and delicate round pattern ring


Monday, April 22, 2013

Jewellery Giveaway ♥

Ooh lala ... another Thula jewellery giveaway is here.


The prize:
 A sterling silver monogram engraved with the initial of your choice 


This is what you need to do to enter;

1.Comment below this post on the Disqus comment board on which item on the Thula website  is just your absolute Fav!     --use your Facebook profile to comment below this blog post and click share - share this discussion on facebook. - Ta-da ! You will be entered.

2.For an EXTRA entry tweet the URL link to your fav. piece of jewellery on the Thula website - remember to include @hellothula in your tweet so your extra entry is counted!

Good luck! ♥
Winner will be selected by on Friday 3 May.

thula jewellery

Happy Monday ♥

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lily has the right idea.. she is starting the weekend early ♥

My sweet little beagle Lily,

Have a great weekend everyone !


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


This is a picture of me melting in the workshop -- will be posting some process pics of a ring I made recently soon!

Melting sterling silver into bar form to roll through the rolling mill

My jewellery bench


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I recently made a lovely name ring, Dorothea,
I have had such positive feedback about them on my facebook page & so I thought I would do a blogpost about this one.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Buns !

I just love a messy bun... sometimes my days are too busy to spend time on my hair, a quick brush,  a swift stretchof an elastic band - & Im good to go !

The trick to a great bun... is to not try too hard - the beauty of a great bun is how effortless it looks, also use thin hair pins to hold up certain parts if you like height at the top of your head when wearing a bun ♥


Image Credits

Monday, February 25, 2013

For the last couple of months I have been working on my willow&muse handbag range... 
Lambskin leather, 100% cotton, natural linens and handwoven silk... 

Just a few new bags stocked this week :

Visit the store here


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Support South African creatives the next time you need a gift for someone... or yourself ;)


Touchee Feelee

Joey & Julia


Little Miss Linguist

Sandy Godwin Clay Creations


Henri Kuikens

 Visit the stores here.... :

or visit the hellopretty website


Friday, February 8, 2013

New... rustic raw gemstone rings

I am trying new things with my jewellery lately...

I have introduced these new rings to my online stores,

The stones are raw amethysts, one is heat treated - turning it white, and the other one is left natural - with its purple coloring in tact.

R520.00 each - visit the online store :

Also new... raw amethyst stud earrings

Happy Weekend everybody!

Friday, January 11, 2013

My table garden ♥


So those of you who frequent my Facebook page might know that I have a beagle puppy !
She's 8 months old now but as naughty as ever...

I USED to have a rather nice garden and then one day I noticed there were no plants in it anymore !

I have always wanted to have some flowers & try my hand at "gardening" - but with the fluffy daughter having bottany as her hobby I didnt think it would ever happen, I thought about a table garden & when I found this table sitting in the rain outside a vintage shop I fell in love & knew exactly what to do with it !

The owner of the table reluctanctly sold it to me & I went off to an "old stuff" shop to purchase a crate & an old bucket...

I bought my pots from BenBels,  & painted them myseld, the handmade ceramic pot from a shop in Hermanus & the mug is from Vanilla Concrete..

All of my plants are from Benbels to ... I was so pleased to find they also sell SpekBoom
(Spekboom has enormous carbon-storing capabilities. Its capacity to offset harmful carbon emissions is compared to that of moist, subtropical forest. This remarkable plant is unique in that it stores solar energy to photosynthesise at night. This makes spekboom thicket 10 times more effective per hectare at carbon fixing than any tropical rain forest. Each hectare of spekboom could capture 4,2 tons of carbon yearly. : )

So.. if you have dogs who have a fetish for flowers, ... dead soil/ sand in your garden.. or if perhaps space is an issue for you... why not try out a garden table, or even a garden shelf ! ?


Rusted cans with succulents from My Little Garden in Somerset West ( Old Sir Lowry's pass road)

Old Bucket & mustard crate bought from Junk On the Bay - Gordan's Bay