27th November 2014 (Thursday) @ 1.32pm
Hello there. How is everyone getting on? The school holidays in Malaysia are here to stay until January 4th, 2015 and X-mas is just about a month away. I have been absorbed with crochet amigurumi and away from wire jewelry crafting for way too long. This is a new found hobby and am quite addicted to it.
I will be sharing only these photos of a family of owls which I did over a period of time
and two bunnies sitting in the compound of my garden.
The patterns for the owl and white easter bunny was obtained free from www.craftpassion.com and is the brainchild of Ms Lee Mei Li of Malaysia. She has several other free patterns, so pop over to craftpassion.com or to her blog www.amigurumei.com to know more about her and her work.
Another amigurumi doll is in the making and I will share the photo once I've completed it. I hope to go back to wire jewelry crafting as soon as I can "detach" myself from this new hobby.
Thank you for reading and have an enjoyable and productive week ahead.
8th November 2014 (Saturday) @ 5.13pm
Hello. As I've mentioned in my previous post, I will make an attempt at crocheting amigurumi dolls. So, here is the cute little Mr Murusaki owl dolls which I completed awhile back.
Two cute owls with eyes closed hiding on a mango tree branch and on the grass patch outside my compound. The orange one is wearing a hat because it has a "bump" on its head and doesn't want anyone to know about it. And the blue one is just as satisfied accompanying it's friend perching on the branch.
This owl free pattern is obtained from www.craftpassion.com and is created by our very own Malaysian crocheter, Miss Lee Mei Li of Amigurumei on Facebook. There are also other free patterns on the mentioned website. She also has her book "Hello Kitty Crochet" (in English) released recently. Pop over to her facebook page if you want to know more about her and her work.
This is the only pair of earrings I recently completed after being away for too long from wire crafting. The earrings are crafted with anti-tarnish silver plated artistic wire and embellished with hemimorphine gemstone briolette as focal and unakite round beads surrounding the lace-like outer frame.
Kindly email me if you have any inquiry on the above.
Thanks for reading this and have a wonderful weekend every one.
3rd September 2014 (Wednesday) @ 11.58am
Well, this is what I finally ended up with. Yay :) a granny square mini handbag. I will not be using it but will serve as a prototype when I make a bigger handbag out of bigger granny squares in future.
Another project in the making ..... maybe a zippered pouch. I thought I would be using up all the coloured threads but alas, I still have plenty of them. Instead of getting rid of them by crocheting, I ended up buying other yarns as well to try on my next, next project .... amigurumi.
Well, that's it for the time being. Until then, have a nice week ahead!
23rd August 2014 (Saturday) @ 10.00pm
What's with the multicolour crochet flowers?
They are actually my weekend project which started 3 - 4 weeks ago and I still have not completed them. I just wanted to get rid of all the coloured cotton threads that I have in my craft box and this is the only way I am going to get rid of them.
I am actually crocheting the flowers and going to turn them into granny squares. Can't decide what to do with them yet, most probably a table mat, or a handbag (in this case, it would be a mini handbag as the granny squares are quite small and it will become a sample). It will not be a blanket or afghan as it will take me ages to crochet the granny squares to make a large piece of blanket/afghan.
These are some of the granny squares that I've crocheted and waiting to be attached.
So, for the time being I'll be crocheting many, many more of these puffy flowers and will update the photos in due course. I'm taking a break from wirework jewelry making for the time being but I'll be back soon.
Till then, I'm signing off here and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
26th July 2014 (Saturday) @ 9.40am
Muslims everywhere will be celebrating Hari Raya in a couple of days after about nearly a month of fasting. Traffic slows to a crawl at several highways as city folk began the trip back to their hometowns for the Hari Raya celebration. There would still be some folks rushing to make that final preparations before the big day.
My goodself was not doing much crafting during the fasting month though. During the fasting month (Bulan Ramadan), there would be stalls selling food and stuff at Pasar Ramadan. Embarassing to mention this, but it was first time in my life that I visited a Pasar Ramadan in my housing estate although I have been residing here for 20 years. There is always a first time to everything, right! The stalls here were mainly offering food and drinks and I made my way to a food stall that I was attracted to and bought some food. Next was the drink stall which I bough "air bandung". I visited quite a number of times during the month and now there's just not many stalls as stall owners have stopped selling and to begin their journey back to their hometowns.
The one week holiday for Hari Raya is here to stay for all students until school reopens on 4th August. I will not be going anywhere but intend to do some crafting as I've been neglecting my hobby to some extend. :(
Hope to update more photos here. Till then, have a wonderful holiday and have a pleasant and safe journey to wherever you may be heading.
SELAMAT HARI RAYA. MAAF, ZAHIR & BATIN.
24th July 2014 (Thursday) @ 10.26am
Here is one very large brooch I recently completed. Depends on how you wear it, it is a suitable accessory for your attire (pin on to a pleated skirt/gown at the waist) or pin it on your turban/head wrap to get that special attention.
This piece is still available.
If interested, please email me at email@example.com for details.
23rd June 2014 (Tuesday) @ 8.00pm
Oh wow, it has been 2 months and I have not posted anything here. Laziness gets the better of me at times. I have been crafting off and on during the past 2 months doing a few wire jewelry items but did not update the photos in my blog.
Here are some photos for sharing which I've recently uploaded into my computer.
These are Tasbih (prayer beads) which I did for gifting to Muslim friends.
Two Cross pendants using the tangled wire mesh technique.
Hoping to continue posting more photos here.
Have a productive week ahead every one!
17th April 2014 (Thursday) @ 12.10pm
Some photos of earrings which I made over the last weekend ..... just for sharing. =)
This pair is crafted with silver plated artistic wire
and square shape amethyst bead.
This (above) is the exact colour of wire (tin copper) and
turquoise teardrop shape bead.
The above is a pair of ear studs using my signature style of coiled wire filigrees.
Can be made into dangle earrings, brooch and pendant.
Tutorial for the coiled wire filigree technique is available at my etsy shop,
Thanks for reading ! :D
Thanks for reading ! :D
16th April 2014 (Wednesday) @ 1.25pm
Remember this pair of wire wrapped hoops?
I found other uses for it .........
A tutorial is available to create the above.
To purchase, go to
5th April 2014 (Saturday) @ 9.12pm
This morning, I conducted a Beginner's Basic Wirework Jewelry Class for one student, Ms Christine. She found out about the class while browsing through Facebook. Ms Christine also indulge in craft work during her free time and is a fast learner.
Thank you, Christine for giving me the opportunity to share this with you.
Thanks for reading this!
Have a wonderful and productive weekend.
2nd April 2014 @ 5.10pm (Wednesday)
Hello ... I am making my "appearance" again after a lapse of nearly a month.
Here's a pair of earrings which I crafted using silver plated wire. The two triangle components are joined together in the middle with amethyst beads and thinner gauge wires were purposely tangled to form the base as part of the earring design.
I wonder what name should be given to this earrings...... Let's call it
MESSY DIAMOND EARRINGS
Inquiries on the above earrings can be directed to my email at
7th March 2014 (Friday) @ 11.55pm
Code: ESP 6/2014
Price: USD 2
Inspired by a flower pendant I bought years ago, led me to create this tutorial which I've released and is now listed in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/emilysecretpassions as instant download in PDF file.
This tutorial is suitable for a beginner who already have basic wirework skills or for those who just want to have fun making it. It teaches how to make this free-form flower link from a long wire that is twisted together, and then hammered, to form the flower. The main photo above shows how it is used in a beaded necklace and a pair of dangle earrings but this tutorial also has a step by step instructions on how to make a pair of twisted flower ear studs to match the necklace.
You can create other designs from just this flower link ~ namely necklace, bracelet, earrings, lariat, choker, pendant and even a book mark.
I'll bet you just can't stop at making one!