Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My sis Mei Ooi ordered this kit from Beads Factory, Japan. Since she is in US now, I make this
necklace using her recipe but my own beading materials. The color of the triangle 2.5mm beads is slightly difference from the original kit. It took me one whole day to finish cos the round parts are very small.
2ヶ月前、米国の妹がBeads Factoryに注文いただいていたネックレス。私は自分の材料で作りました。スワロフスキー6090、5301 と 5203 (キットは5500) で作りました。
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I made not one, not two, but three pendants!
Was browsing thru some trinkets at a departmental store, the far end corner of my eyes caught something sparkling. These pendants, (in crystals and light amethyst colors) were selling for USD90! Cheapo me, or rather
crafty me, *smarty* me [wink wink], decided to make it me-self. It is quite simple to make,
not a lot of SW, and string it thru an 18" sterling silver necklace. So here they are. Pretty maids in a row. In fact, I made two whilst riding on the train on my way to work. Call it time management, or kiasu-ness in me. I am capitvated with it. Great gifts too.
Monday, October 6, 2008
I did it! hey sis thanks for all the translation.
yes, we have been IM last nite, and I have been sending
pics of the instructions to her for translation.
Finally, after all the gruelling and head scratchings,
~~~Dino is born and she is Green!
how appropriate. [going Green]
Now I have to nurse my arthritic fingers.
this is done with 3mm SW - over 148 in all.
It is worth it. k has been waiting for
Dino for months now. Yes, it is indeed worth waiting for!
She is a v happy camper now and so is mommy
Sis - wanna try doing it? if i can do it , so can you :)
Now she is asking for a different dino;
a sibling or cousin
The long neck in blue zircon
alamak .. I pengsan
Sunday, October 5, 2008
It has been a while since I last posted.
Summer is over and it is Fall now. Days are
getting shorter and nights longer.
I hope I can find the time to do beadings,
as there are quite a few things that I would
like to make for my bestest friends for Christmas.
Work is taking up so much of my time. I know,
it is not healthy. I have to find a balance. Yet,
it is easier said than done indeed.
oops, this is a craft corner, not a whiney corner.
sori, sis.. :)
Since October is Pink Ribbon month, I did something
Pink; ear-rings and braclet from cloisonne
[ i like cloisonne, it feels Oriental ]
and a matching pink ring.
the ice-cream.. isnt it yummy?
the other bracelet - tanzanite/olivine - is something ole.
i made three other sets! -that's v kiasu ..
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saw this beautiful bracelet in a beading shop near my office. I went over there during lunch time to do it. Trying hard to see the threading path. It is a display item, so no recipe. Managed to do the base but the flower parts are very confusing. These little parts are the petals of the beaded flowers
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Through the patience and kindness of my second sister,
who painstakingly taught me (zero knowledge)
the basics of beading:
the hours spent drawing threading paths
the hours of translation whether it is Japanese
or Chinese explaining the how-tos
whenever I emailed her..
and I can now proudly present some of my works.
Thanks sis.. You are an inspiration!
I am the youngest sister of blog owner Angeline
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This doggie beading book is a present from my Japanese friend, Keiko Ikeda san.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I love this cross-stitch very much. Out of so many pieces that I have done, I love this the most.
It took me quite a long time to finish cos the original design is a tapestry. I tried to match the
colors with DMC floss and took me about a week or so checking the colors in the needlework
shop. The original tapestry is now at the William Morris gallery in Walthamstow, London.
私はこのクロス。ステッチが一番好きです。ずいぶん時間がかかりました。* - - *