In 1953, Ingrid (nee Mills) was awarded the title of Miss South Africa.
She starred in a Hollywood film in 1954.
Ingrid's first glass class was in 2000.
"Once I discovered making glass beads on the torch that was it - everything else flew out of the window, I love the fact that I can create these small original works of art with this lovely material.
I am quite spontaneous.
I felt doing beads would draw me in away from my other glass work, it did but I still hanker after doing my glass murals."