Saturday, December 3, 2011

Durban Loves Local Gifts!

So proud to have my Durban Africa brooch/magnet featured in today's Sunday Tribune!
Available from:  Essenwood Craft Market, I Heart Market, KZN Gallery, and Mooi!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

cat and rabbit brooches

had fun making these floral cat and rabbit brooches!  They come in 10 various floral designs!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Very proud to display earrings and necklaces made by The Deco Collection for Miss Happ has been featured in the latest Peoples Magazine.  Welcome to purchase them through Miss Happ or me at the Essenwood Craft Market!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rose jewellery box

Still my most popular jewellery box!  can personalise any size box with your photograph!
it has a resin coating over the photograph.  And this photograph was taken by me, who knows very little about photography!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Elle Magazine!

I am so chuffed, Elle Magazine interviewed Nadia van der Mescht and they showed off her jewellery and in the middle of the lot is the Durban Swallow Brooch that I have been making!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bud's on the Bay

It's lovely to spend our Durban winter days outside eating at Bud's on the Bay! Ordered my first Prawn  Bunny Chow! Very tastey, and what a view while eating it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

petit point

Love searchig through antique fairs for interesting things!
Found this cute purse with petit point roses embroidered on it!
Also found this lovely old brooch. Thought of replacing the image with the petit point embroidery!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bubble Heads!

The nodding sausage dog in the back window of a car has come a long way!  here are a few collectable characters. You can now get car airfreshners ...... believe it or not!......

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding!

Enjoy this special Day! Got the scones, strawberry jam and cream ready to enjoy this wonderful day!

Durban in the Past!

Durban West Street as it used to be.  Redesigned the post card!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


How creative! Using old trophy cups and other silverware to make pendants, rings and bangles!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jade's Jewels!

Personalised order! Was given all the goodies to design this jewellery box for Jade.  Had to get the creative juices going on this one!


Got to have zi German sausages for lunch @ Gunthers!

Easter Sunday!

Lovely day to spend on the Midlands Meander.  Popped into St Verde for a cuppa coffee and date scone.  What a lovely new lounge cum dining room they have added to their home!

The Aristocratic Rabbit - Robert Albino Rabb-Bitt!

Found this old kiddies book - The Rabbit who wanted to see the World!
Just love the introduction to the story:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Maria! Maria!

Maria ex SA lady now living in Athens, has this soap and bathroom accessory shop off Monastaraki Sq
ooh can smell those soaps! and of course the Vespa is hers!


Photograph I took on a Greek Island! Just love the intensity of the blues!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Life is a rose

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted" 

- Henri Matisse

Today we are featuring our classic Rose Jewellery box. The Sepia Rose Photo used is exclusive to the deco collection and was actually shot right in our back yard! The box is approximately 30 x20cm and has a dainty brass clip to close it.  Our jewellery box is finished off with a high gloss for that added protection.

For more of our products, please visit our web site:


visit our stand at the Essenwood market in Durban.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Miss Happ earrings now online

We recently sent an order of our Miss Happ mother-of-pearl earrings to Cape Town for the Toffie Cultural Festival, but the exciting part is that you can now also buy our limited edition earrings online through Miss Happ at the new South African Market-fleas, so pop in and check it out!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gone Amashazi!

The Deco Collection has gone ethnic! An array of Amashazi - plug earrings!


Alice and friends are coming to town! new brooches i made to add to my collection of accessories!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"U take the wind out of my sails!"

Wonderful boxes with red swallow cut outs. Ideal box to put that special Valentine's gift in!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ships Ahoy!

Been busy making more earrings for Miss Happ to sell at the Tattoo Convention in Cape Town!