Monday, September 18, 2017

Right here ... right now!

Sept 18, 2017 ~ It has been almost a year since my mom died in her sleep . Sept 24 will be her 1 year death anniversary. It had brought me great sadness and depression and seems like the grieving would continue furthermore due to the sudden death of my dear father who also died in his sleep 10 months after mom's passing. Till now,  I am truly affected. Sadness hoovers over me all the time especially when father had been asking me to come home before his death. I felt so guilty not being able to fulfill his request. So sorry for him and for myself not being able to see each other... give him a hug and a kiss. I was too late to come over and say how I dearly love him.
  It's now more than a month and his passing still goes in and out of my head and my heart is burdened by the sudden loss. I am trying to come to terms and had put myself into my beading inorder to distract me from thinking about him and mom all the time. It works well for me. I had pursued the Swarovski Instructor's Course and I had already finished the Basic level last Saturday. I know I am way passed the beginners level but I was proud of myself and happy to earn the Swarovski Certificate after the course. This certificate I owed to my parents for being my inspirations and models in life. This workshop is just the start of what I am planning to pursue in the future ...

I am sure somewhere out there mom and dad were both smiling for what I had achieved in a month's time. I still have a few more courses ( Intermediate / Advanced ) to take in the next few months. My main goal , right here, right now to achieve the highest certificate I could get my hands on . But of course, before I could do that,  I would need to take things slowly to cope with everything that crosses my path . Inspire myself more with the memories left by my parents and use them to make myself more of a better person than what I used to be. For sure they would be both very proud of me up there in heaven. 

I miss you mom and dad ... all I pursue in life right now are all because of you. You are both the most inspiring people in my life
Many many thanks for everything you had taught and shared with me ... I am proud to become what you had made me over the years.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Tiger's Eye Project

Sept 7, 2017 ~ First week of Sept 2017 , I bought a 16 inches strand of Class AAA 16mm Tiger Eye beads at Koi Ming.

 This strand had cost me quite a fortune but I like the beads a lot so I paid for it and took it home. Excited with the new beads , I started taking out some more beads to match.

The beads were uniform in size and well polished . So I started figuring out what design I would make out of it. I just couldnt decide if I would just put a clasp to make a short necklace or re-string them combined with other beads. Think... think... and think again till I finally told myself I would re-string them with other beads matching the color. See below the outcome  ... not bad isn't it ? What do you think about it ?

Photo taken during the day ..

Photo taken at night ...

I had combined Tiger eye beads with Yellow Quartz and Black Onyx . Well, it came out ok for me though, what about you ?

Tiger's Eye Physical Healing

Tiger's Eye is a blood fortifier, increasing vitality and strenght, and restoring balance to the body on all levels. Itmis thought to boost the endocrine system, bringing one's hormones and biochemistry back to level, and placed on the reproductive organs, may stimulate fertility and resolve issues arising from past experiences. Tiger's eye placed on either side of the head energetically rebalances the brain's hemispheres, and as this stone holds energy of the sun, may relieve seasonal affective disorder and depression. It is effective for alleviating nightmares, and is reputed to relieve asthma attacks and angina, and help lower blood pressure.
Tiger's Eye is traditionally used to heal disorders of the eyes and throat, and to improve night vision. It eases issues of the stomach and gall bladder.