Monday, December 8, 2008

Precious stones and glass beads/天然石とグラスビーズ

Went shopping this morning and got all these stuffs. Very nice parts for making earrings and

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gothic Cross/ゴシッククロス

My colleague ordered this for her sister. Using 5301 4mm and seed beads only. This design is from Bead News 3.
会社の同僚を頼むのペンダントです。ビーズニュース3 に載せたのパダーン。


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fuchsia SW 6090 necklace/スワロフスキー6090 ネックレス

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

Antique Color Bracelets アンテイーク風のブレスレット

These 2 bracelets are quite similar with antique taste.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bags Galore!

Bags! yes, I have a bag fetish. Cant afford the real thing, so SW bags will make do. Who doesnt love bags ?

the More the Merrier!

"less is more" does not apply here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

One, two, and three...

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

Dino Making its Debut

k took this picture .. isnt Dino cute!

The Land Before Time

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

something ole, something pink

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

Autumn 2008 Beads Friend

Yoko Hasegawa san bought this latest issue of Beads Friend for me from Japan.

I like to read beading magazines from Japan. The designs are simple to make and

yet elegant.


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

Butterfly Bracelet/蝶蝶のブレスレット

I made this yesterday night while watching Japanese VCD. Very easy and it.s colourful.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Sister is a Blessing

Through the patience and kindness of my second sister,

who painstakingly taught me (zero knowledge)

the basics of beading:

the terminology,

the jargons,

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

Beading Kit/ビーズキット

I am doing this necklace at the moment. A beading kit by Beads Factory Japan.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Beading Books/ビーズの本

This doggie beading book is a present from my Japanese friend, Keiko Ikeda san.

A present from my Japanese friend, Yoko Yamashita san. This is the latest issue of Beads Friend.
とっても嬉しいです。私はビーズの本を読みたいです。ビーズを一日のうちのどこかで見るだけでも幸せ~ (^O^)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cross Stitch/クロス。ステッチ

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。* - - *

Thursday, January 3, 2008

PAPER TOLE /シャドーボックス


I love paper tole very much. I did this about 5 years ago under a Japanese lady, Mrs. Katsutani. She has returned to Japan for good.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

PINK BRACELET /ピンクブレスレット

The color of this bracelet is very similar to my 2nd daughter's evening gown. The wedding

reception will be held next month in the hotel in Penang.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008