Didn't do much crafting except for a bracelet which I posted earlier. The hot weather over here in Seremban didn't help either. The air-condition unit was switched on full blast as well which didn't help my headache which was pounding rather badly in my head.
Yesterday was Saturday and our whole family went to visit the grave of my late father in-law in Sendayan to celebrate the Chinese Ching Ming Festival. As it was still very early, there was not many people unlike last year when the whole place was like so crowded with cars and visitors.
Chinese Ching Ming is one of the 24 segments in chinese calendar and is celebrated in late March or April each year (105 days after the previous year's Winter Solstice). Ching Ming is also known as "Remembrance of Ancestor's Day".
On this particular day, the whole family will visit the ancestors' or relatives' graves. We have to carry food, fruits, incense sticks, joss sticks and paper offerings like money paper, paper clothes, paper gold ingots, etc. All of the offerings would be burnt for they believe that the departed can receive the goods and "money" this way.
Late father in-law's grave
Hi peeps, hope every body is at their best and in the pink of health.
Just to share with you what I have just completed making -
a wire wrapped, weaved and coiled bracelet with Czech beads and Gun Metal colour artistic wire. I so love the colour of the Czech beads
against the colour of the wire....they look so antique looking.
I have yet to explore how they look like
with other beads and colour wire.
The design for the components ("Romantic Garden" Tutorial) of this bracelet comes from a talented jewelry designer, Mastura of http://www.whimsicalnquirky.blogspot.com.
I'll name mine, "Galaxy"
Each component is approx 2.5cm and could be made
into a pendant as well as a pair of earrings.
Thanks for stopping by!
These were completed recently for DC who has been wearing my pretties ever since she first got them from me.
A matching bracelet with assortment of Czech leaf heart shape beads and round gemstone beads.
Mookite gemstone focal flower pendant with assortment of other gemstone beads, hanging from handmade "old fasioned" chains.
They're now with their owner.
Thank you so much, DC for your support!
I have packets and packets of seed beads left from my bead stitching days and playing with them resulted in these earrings. There are many sizes of seed beads that I didn't know of until recently when I started to study them in the beading magazines.
Well.... this Sparkly Wheels design came from a beading magazine (BeadWork, June/July 2010) that I had and wanted to share. A classic design that never goes out of style, these sparkly pretties can be incorporated into earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Turquoise and apple green sead beads.
These wheels are fun to make and it takes me about half and hour or so (supposed to be 20 minutes) to stitch. Poor eye vision is the culprit and broke few needles along the way, otherwise I could probably stitch them in shorter time. Well... that's about all I have to share for the time being, thanks for stopping by.
Wow! It seems ages that I last updated my blog. Had some important errands to carry out, hence the lack of wirework crafting. Anyway... hope to be back on my feet again soon.
This (pic below) are pieces that I completed for SK a while back.