Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Another Rainy Day ...

October 20, 2021 ~ Another pouring rain in Singapore today. 

The skies had been gloomy and dark everywhere since this morning but I am happy & thankful to have my plants watered without my efforts πŸ˜πŸ‘‹. Less watering work for me and instant car wash to get rid of the dusts too ... hurray !

Dogs had been lazying around indoors all day. Sorry Gabby & Koda, no walking for us outside today ....

 Tiled floors outside and the Grass were soaking wet so they were not in the mood to wet their paws at all and keeping themselves dry indoors. Nice and easy to just nap and lay everywhere inside the house all day for them. Good life isn't it !

Watching Netflix movies lately had been the norm while alone with the dogs too.

I can watch as much as I can until dawn. Binge watching is an addiction wonder I had develop layers of eyebags these days. Helppppp πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† LOL!

So no beading and painting had ever happened since the start of October at all. I admit I had been lazy and uninspired to do my crafts over the last 2 months. oh well, just call it as a simple break & vacation from my handyworks for a change. I badly needed a well deserved vacation anyhow to put a halt into my everyday house chores routine.

So far what else had kept me busy and away from beading ? Well, I had the pleasure of wearing my favorite crystal bracelets everytime I go out to match my outfits. I am such a diva spoiling myself sometimes ... why not 😝😝😝.

I had been bonding with some friends watching movies in  Lido Shaw Theater   too when they ask me to come with her / them . Right now we can only allow group of 2 persons so if we are more than that, we always have separate tables and keep safe distances between us. Imagine chatting over messenger with friends just a meter away from you ? that's the normal scene nowadays to avoid being fined for breaching Covid-19 protocols. Better be safe from prying eyes lurking around trying to catch offenders...

I had 1st watched the Nicolas Cage Movie ~ Prisoners Of The Ghostland . I would rate it as a poor type and  such a waste of time movie though. I got so very upset & dissappointed really with this type of low budget / crappy story movie. Pity coz how I love action movies starring Nicolas Cage.This movie is for me was a big fail for him. Not my type of movie at all. 

 Anyways, I tried watching another movie with my friends the following week and we went to watch VENOM this time starring Woody Harrelson. Oh wow, this one was entertaining indeed. I always love the humorous character of Woody Harrelson 😁😁😁.

Then a few days later , I went all alone to the theater to watch the latest James Bond 007 movie " No Time To Die"  starring  Daniel Craig. I never saw his previous bond movie but I found this latest one full of action and packed with good stories from the characters. A mix of drama , action & romance ! Bond movies always go for magnificent views and locations too. Awesome and I rate it with all my thumbs up πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜.

The pandemic is still soaring in Singapore lately with over 3k infections per day but I guess we better start treating such situations as the norm now or we would never be able to enjoy life outside our homes. I am now fully vaccinated with MODERNA but I know being infected is just around the corner and can be possible anytime if I don't take care when I go outside. The only thing is being vigilant and to avoid too much crowds. 

Safe distancing and wearing my mask needs to be observed at all times too unless you are eating or drinking. 

I hope Covid 19 will soon slow down ... hope hope hope ...

Take care of yourselves everyone and remember :

Always be vigilant 
Keep Safe Distancing
Wear Mask !



Friday, September 17, 2021

~ Kind of Sweet ~

September 17, 2021 ~ Presently, whatever is happening in Singapore regarding the spread of Covid 19 is quite depressing . Especially for the seniors who are the most easily physically affected . Poor elderly ...😭😭😭

No matter what we do to avoid the spread, the number of people getting infected is on the rise. Just yesterday alone is 800 and today, I got 2 health workers in PPE knocking on my neighbor's gate. Hoping my neighbors are ok and I suspect because of that visit, for sure they are on quarantine . I hope they are ok ... they are ladies in their 60's I used to greet hi / hello everytime they pass . They are nice & friendly Singaporean people. 

Anyways, I nowadays keep myself indoors as much as I can to avoid being infected 😟. My beads , crystals and dogs ( BeadsCrystalsDogs = BCD ) as usual are always keeping me occupied day and night, thank goodness !  I just hope I don't run out of  certain bead supplies coz Chinatown also got some Covid clusters so not advisable to go there these days. Sad .....😒😒😒

Lately, I had been creating necklaces, bracelets and mask cords. It always depends on what mood I am in when I do my craft. I can be doing mask cords for 2 straight days or just experimenting on a new design of wearable beaded crafts all night long .so long I end up sleeping at 6am the next morning ... aaagghhhh 😫😫😫 Crazy me right ?

 Whatever comes out suddenly from my mind ... my hands would instantly jump into my beading table...then I would forget the time ... ooopppssss 

Below is a bracelet I had experimented one gloomy & rainy afternoon . Then came the necklaces I had created a day ago with a nice pendant made of pearls, superduos and seed beads. 

Visit my Pendant Tutorial video in You Tube here :

 I created 2 of this design in a matte pink and matte purple versions and both came out really  " Kind Of Sweet " ... what do you think ?

I named this design : 

~ Kind of Sweet ~

Kind of Sweet  Necklace ( Matte Pink )

Kind of Sweet Bracelet  

Kind  Of Sweet Necklace ( Matte Purple )
 of Sweet 

Kind of Sweet Bracelet 

Here are the materials I had used to  make them : 

11/0 Toho Matte Pink Seed Beads
15/0  Toho Mettalic Silver Seed Beads 
8/0 Toho Silverline Seed Beads
4mm Swarovski Pearls
4mm Swarovski Bicone Crystal
8 LB Fireline
Size 12 Beading Needles
Thread Burner


Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Let the Crystals Speak ...

The Beauty of Crystals and its healing properties fascinates me all the time. Just to look or stare at them for several minutes gives me some sort of tranquility and comfort . The cold to the touch feelin when I hold them or wear them even gives me a soothing cooling effect .

Crystals come in many forms and color. I am very much drawn to their sparkles and irridescent rainbow inclusions when angled & exposed to light. What a sight to see .. those glistening mini rainbows on the surface or those embedded deep within the stones. So magical ... Such a unique art form created by mother earth . Enhanced through rigid human labor to let the beauty of each stone come out into the open and be admired by everyone.

 I don't really mind being home all the time. Quarantine or not, I am happy to be home surrounded by crystals everyday .  They all give me calmness , tranquility and much pleasure everytime I hold and stare at them. Life is good despite of being at home all the time as long as my crystals, my beads, and my dogs are there to keep me company. 

All good πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– !!!

I hardly have any human to talk to at home but my crystals all speak volumes in so many different ways ... will forever listen to them ...



Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Just a quick glance to simply remember the past ... 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New Wire Wrapped Earrings


About time for some wire wrapping method again. 
Challenging my fingers to twist wires of different gauges with my pliers is no easy task.
I need to manipulate 2 pliers at the same time to put the wire in place . 
Wiring needs concentration, precise hand moving technique and most of all ... great patience !

 Here are some of my new earrings which had been keeping my pliers busy nowadays. 

I had listed them in my πŸ‘‰ Etsy shop πŸ‘ˆ

Please have a look and maybe tell me what do you think of them ? πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

March 3, 2021 ~ Sunny day, but getting awakened by a headache was not a good start for the day . Especially if I need to hurry going downstairs to prepare lunch for everyone and clear up the mess of the kitchen and the laundry area outside. took a while before I could go back upstairs to
 Get my BP monitor to quickly start checking my blood levels just in case.

Sure enough , it wasn't looking good ... oh no ! 😒😒😒😒
I immediately took my 4 maintenance meds and rested for few mins.

After 30 mins I took a reading again and it finally came down to : 

Wooaahh, still fluctuating but at least it had lowered down . It was for me already quite a relief . πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
I cannot be feeling sick coz today I needed to go out and do a bit of shopping for some acrylic paints and clothes. Time to spoil myself after being so busy beading nowadays. I still got a few beaded jewelry orders lined up to deliver this next few days and those will keep me very busy again.

Anyways, I left home mid afternoon and went to the city for my agenda and I was feelin ok though. Nevertheless, I got my Norgesic to calm my nerves in case my headache comes back with a vengeance. LOL !

wearing red to feel more bolder and tough today as I walk with my slippers in the mall. Nothing can stop me from my desire to go shopping a bit today ! Ha ha 

My 1st destination was Artfriend  located in Basement 1 of  Plaza Singapura where I buy my irredescent  acrylic paints and other creative art stuffs.  I'm telling you it's an absolute paradise for artists like me. I felt like I was in a candy store ... Oh 😍😍😍la la la LOL!

I was happy and proud to reveal that I was able to control the urge to buy more paints. Just being in there was a torture for my eyes feasting non stop & wallet  shaking in my pocket. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ˜„πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

I found the paints I need...Hurray ! !

Done shopping for the art stuffs so I headed to the clothing line in the upper floors afterwards. Checking here and there what would catch my eyes or better to say, what will fit me this time. Lucky for me I got a nice pair of pants and a simple flowery long summer dress . 


My shopping was happily done but my day wasn't over yet. Shopping was simply just the beginning !  . A friend of mine called me while I was still in the mall and we were supposed to go to a spa for massage treatment. So we met up and went to a place called the G-Spa .


We were both able to pamper ourselves for about 2 hours at the jacuzzi , the massage room and especially in the foods/snacks room eating noodles, steam buns and God Knows what else was there that we ate much .πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜›πŸ˜. 
Wow... what a good relaxation for my very stressed mind and body. I badly needed this and I got really spoiled today. I must do this again next month or whenever I get the chance. Life is short and we all should reward ourselves for the hardwork we do at home or somewhere else. If noone is ever gonna do it for us, we shouldn't wait for anyone but us to do it for ourselves ...


Life is good if we go for it ... isn't it ?