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The team

Taryn Lamberti

Taryn Lamberti

Managing Director

From childhood Taryn re-arranged the furniture and has never stopped! A decor junkie, she is totally hands on with the decorators who visit our studio daily with very diverse projects. Up for any challenge she is constantly sourcing antique beads and textiles from all corners of the continent.
We love when she has raided the markets and brings back glorious African treasures. Prior to Bead and in between writing assignments (highlight a one-to-one lunch with Nelson Mandela) Taryn ran a business importing exotic textiles.

Grace Ndlovu

Grace Ndlovu

Stitching
Coming from the fashion industry our seamstress Grace is a whizz on the machine. We struggle to keep up with her speed. There is nothing she can't do on that sewing machine. Always game for a good party and a passionately proud South African – Grace is
doing it for the nation!

Bridgette Khalane

Bridgette Khalane

Dyeing

Is our expert dyer and planner. Nothing happens at Bead without consultation and advice from Bridgette. Nothing leaves the studio without her quality control. But as an expert in dyeing she is a true alchemist and colourist and can match any texture or shade from the tiniest swatch.

Lorah Phampa

Lorah Phampa

Beading
Has been beading for over a decade and has an amazing sense of colour, and a great eye for detail. She is our resident DJ and the day is filled with her infectious laugh.

Sue Mabaso

Sue Mabaso

Beading
With unwavering patience and over 8 years experience Sue's cool measured approach ensures our production momentum never falters. Her sense of style, fashion and grace keeps us all on our toes.