Friday, August 31, 2012

August comes to an end ...

Oh well, here I go again . Almost to the end of the month and just thinking backwards to the things I had done previously over the last 4 weeks then moving forward to the next date & time.

Hmmmm, where do I start ?  I guess to the time I had my new creations  being designed  and having each and every item labelled , priced accordingly and uploaded to their specific albums. I still got a few pieces unfinished , oh dear ! . But naahhhh... it won't be such a big problem coz I still got almost a little bit over 1- 1/2 months before I have the items put on display and for sale at the "The Subiaco Craft and Community Fair" scheduled for October 28 , 2012. So fingers crossed that I'll have all my latest designs finished , ready &  included in my Jewelry Booth #162 located just right by the1st  main entrance of the said event along Hackett Drive.

The major thing I do remember is that the designs with seed beads had taken most of my time but I am happy with every outcome morphed out of every bits and pieces. I must say  that i do complement myself for being such a very patient crafter although I'm quite a bit meticulous ... LOL!
#GBN103= Sea Princess AUD$140
Each and every piece created is absolutely one of a kind and I don't duplicate any of them anymore. So hard to do it all over again ... oh no .. not again ha ha !  I generally prefer for each piece to look more unique and original together with the very person going to wear it. I want the wearer to feel even more special just knowing she owns that certain piece , she's the proud wearer of it and no one else got  exactly the same thing.
#GBN102= Esmeralda AUD$75
Esmeralda Earrings $45
#CCUFF38= Sparkling Peridot  AUD$50
The month of August has come to a stop but my beading never ends .... my fingers are forever aching to get hold of those beads... oh yes. They are so lovely beads . Saying no to them I'm sure is something and I would never will !

Saturday, August 04, 2012

What's Coming Up ?

Saturday 4th of August ~ 9:00 am ,  being awakened up in the morning by daughter asking me to inform my friend Dolores that she's not going to ride with them to the film school in Malaga today . Hubby had decided to take her instead since it is a good sunny day. Fine with me so I dialed Dolores' number and told her about the change of events. So a new task was done as soon as i got out of bed.

I went to sleep around 1am last night coz I was busy making a few sets of necklaces with matching earrings for my Teens / Kids' Collection all reasonably priced @AUD$25 including Gift Box.

 I have a new event to attend to but I'm starting to increase my reserve of new stocks so I can cater from any ages as soon as the fair begins. So, whether young or old, there's something to get for everyone.

The fair is still for October but I better start preparing in advance coz it's again one of the biggest Gift's Fair for Western Australia.
I had attended it last year and it was such a great experience for me being out there as part of the whole event. So i had decided to come again and join them once again. By the way , my stall will be beside the Hackett Drive 1 Entrance . Look for me at Stall #162 "My-SECRET-Corner" with a table banner so visible you'll see me from afar . LOL!
You will easily see me as the first table on your left once you enter .

My Friend Dolores and I having a good time posing for a picture during the event.

These items were a big hit for the locals during the fair so I need to make more of these items again !

 Lots of people , new found vendor friends and being a first timer in an Australian Bazaar, I got new ideas from the locals as well .

The Subiaco Craft and Community Fair presented by the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay will this year be held on

Sunday, 28th October 2012
  • To be held at the Oak Lawn, University of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley
  • 190 stalls selling original craft
  • Lots of entertainment
  • Food
  • Free parking
  • Raffles
  • Gold coin donation only ($2) for public entry
  • And lots more
The Subiaco Craft and Community Fair is a community project of the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. All proceeds are allocated to charitable organisations or local Rotary community and international projects. The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay has much pleasure in continuing the tradition of presenting its annual Subiaco Craft and Community Fair on:

Sunday 28th October 2012

The Fair showcases a diverse range of beautiful locally handmade crafts and goods and is arguably the most prestigious event of its kind in Western Australia. This year, the event promises to be fantastic with an estimated 190 stalls, free activities, entertainment and great food, with time to admire the magnificent surroundings of Matilda Bay and the Swan River and explore the tranquil University grounds. It is the ideal way to enjoy a family day out while looking for something special to buy, especially with Christmas approaching fast. Don’t forget that there will also be a range of children’s activities such as a Punch and Judy show, face painting and so on.
Gates are open to the public from 9am. A $2 gold coin entry donation will be made (children under 5 free) and be used entirely to assist local charities and community projects (see the Beneficiaries page). Ample free car parking is available.
Tickets can also be purchased in the giant Stallholders Promotional Raffle, which includes donated items from the stallholders and highlights the quality of the craft available for sale. There will be several draws during the day with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes in each draw, together with a major prize.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Back To Normal !

I was sitting infront of my beading table last week while at the same time I was wondering why it took me so long to be back to beading again. I had been away from my favorite place for a few months and I guess some works had piled up .  Opppsssss !

I was just back from my 1 month holidays and I was still taking things in a slow pace . Ugghhhhhh !
But my hands won't stop me from doing things specially knowing I had not created any jewelry over the last 2-3 months. Makes me sad to see my piles of beads untouched for a long period of time.

I grabbed my pliers and sat on my revolving chair with my brains also rolling from side to side while staring at my boxes of beads. Ok ... I found some lampwork beads I had not seen for a while and they gave me an idea to wire wrap for some bracelets and earrings. I was thinking of the month of August as a theme to start with. Peridot is the green stone associated with this month's birthstone and also reffered to as the "Evening Emerald ". So I made a charm bracelet paired with matching set of dangle earrings with Peridot color Glass beads.

I made 2 sets of the same design but with 2 color combinations of Peridot Glass beads for more options.

But of course, I didn't just stick to the August Peridot color although some of my latest creations still have a touch of green color somewhere. I had also ventured into some other  pallete of colors to give my other beads the chance to be brought out into the open for some eye popping ideas. See what I mean ?

Oh well, I ended up getting my nail polish ruined and chipped off during my wire wrapping but it's ok. I am happy to see the end results anyway. So I had a day of rest after my fingers were aching from too much wiring , ouch, ouch , ouch !

But then, an unscheduled trip to the magazine shop the other day jump started my desire to work harder on my beads again after seeing my favorite Beading magazines in the rack.. I was happy to find and buy the June 2012 edition of "Bead & Button"  & latest  copies of Australia's Favorite " Creative Beading " magazine that moment. I was so excited to look inside the pages that I sat down in a cafe opposite the magazine shop to browse immediately while I was waiting for my kidss to get off from school. My Latte had cooled down due to the fact I had been so engrossed looking at the new designs and color themes in each and every page that I had forgotten about my coffee ha-ha .
 Wow... so beautiful and spectacular pieces !
 I do admire them all .

I just couldn't wait to reach home as soon as possible and open my drawers for the beads I would need to start creating something. Ahhhh I have to wait till night time so everyone is asleep and all my housechores are done before i could get my hands on my beads. Oh dear !

I found a nice earring design inside " Bead & Button " and I eagerly tried making it myself since i got all the materials available  in my piles of beads. Woohoo what a relief and yes it didn't require any more sophisticated wiring but more on needle work techniques instead. LOL! .

The Crystal Cap design of Amy Johnson rocks like a diva ! I had replaced some materials into colors I rather prefer. Also I had substituted the Silver findings into vermeil ones to match the color of my beads.
Here's what came out ... Voila !

Aren't they gorgeous ?

I'll be making more jewelries this week so please come back again soon and many many thanks for visiting my blog.

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August Birth Flower