Gardi Silver Wings


Meet the Gardi angels – cherished members of the angel family. Gardi introduced the amazing 3D wings, crocheted in wire. These wings have in many ways become our signature wings, and in the original Gardi the wings compliment her white dress and silver halo. This Gardi version wanted her wings really to show, so here she has adorned them with a silver beaded outline.

These majestic ladies are named after Gardi, who set up the craft groups in Vondeling and Rietbron, together with Hannelie, more than 18 years ago.

Gardi means ‘the guardian’.


In 2017 Hannelie – our trainer – came up with a completely new wing. Upto then our wings had been 2D – but here came the 3D wing! We named the first angel with this kind of wings after Gardi, who, together with Hannelie started the very first training of the Vondeling and Rietbron craft groups, and in this way planted the seeds of what would later become Karoo Angels.

The Gardi angels gained a huge following just from the start, due to the new wing – and this type of crochet wings has become almost a signature for our angels. Now they feature in the Guardian range, our Angel of the Year range, our Kiran angels, our Friendship range, and have also inspired the Aarde range. The Rietbron crafters are behind all of these our best-selling angels, since they are our crochet experts.