Saturday, November 16, 2019

November 16, 2019 ~  the last 2 segments of my beading tutorials for this month of November had come to an end  this afternoon. As usual, I will have to look back and remember the memorable happenings I had been through with my students . Of course, I would like to again thank all my very supportive students for being there with me all the way.  All 4 tutorials for November were well attended . Time spent creating the pieces was fun and enjoyable.  With some bits of struggle with the pliers and wires here and there but nevertheless everyone was able to get through it. 
The students were able to create 2 sets of wirewrapped earrings and 2 pieces of bead woven pearls & crystals bracelets . For being able to finish all 4 projects, they were entitled to bring home their well deserved certificates with all smiles too. 

Remarkable job ladies !
 Well done ...

A neat space for our session today ...

My student finishing her pair of pearl wirewrapped earrings .

Last but not the least,  a big big thank you to one of my students - Ruth,  for being so nice . She thoughtfully handed me a nice souvenir after our beading session today. She said that her gift is an auspicious chinese Pixiu for good  fortune. Oh thank you so much !!!!  

I love it πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—



PIXIU, is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature, commonly referred to in the West by the Greek word "chimera", and considered a powerful protector of practitioners of Feng Shui. It resembles a strong, winged lion. Pixiu is an earth and sea variation, particularly an influential and auspicious creature for wealth. 

Things to note on how to place the Pixiu at home :

Practitioners of Feng Shui should ensure that they display the Pixiu (Pi Yao) in the West to appease Tai Sui. The Pixiu (Pi Yao) should also be displayed in homes for those enduring a period of bad luck soon after moving into a new home or soon after undertaking renovations. In 2006, Tai Sui moved to the Northwest. His exact position in 2006 is West-Northwest.
  • Pixiu (aka "Pi Yao" in some modern cultural translations) - must be placed facing out of the house.
  • Displaying Pixiu' (Pi Yao) at the affected area of the house or office can avoid misfortune and disasters.
  • For displaying towards openings or entrance, a pair of Pixiu' (Pi Yao) is needed.
  • Tiān lΓΉ (male Pixiu with one antler) and BΓ¬xiΓ© (female Pixiu with two antlers) - are utilized for attracting and keeping wealth; you may place them in the desired wealth area, such as an attractive wealth area or an accumulative wealth area.
  • Do not place Pixiu facing directly on any person like a confronting position.
  • Ideally, Pixiu should not be place on the floor and they should never be placed above eye level.
  • One cannot touch the mouth of Pixiu because the touching of their mouths would ruin the wealth.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

November 2019 - Art is Life !

November 9, 2019 ~ Today I was in Koi Ming teachin some singaporean lady students on how to make a wire wrapped pair of crystal earrings and a beadwoven crystal bracelet. The lessons were both for beginners so I just made sure the patterns were easy to follow & understand . Basic beading is the starting point when a person is eager to learn the craft of jewellery making. A student gets exposed to the necessary tools and materials. They learn the do's and don'ts during the actual beading process . Best of all, it's a way of honing one's inner talent to come out of their shell. 
It's the discovery and the challenging stage for beginners.  

The making of crystal wirewrapped earings 

The making of The beadwoven crystal bracelet .

Through basic learning, students realize how much patience is needed during this craft. At this point of time, some of them will decide to pursue their passion no matter what while others will just take it for granted after 1 or 2 sessions. It's the fact of life that everyone has their own tastes and preferrences just like me and I respect each and everyone of them. I just hope that I could teach more people about this craft and spread the word that art is life . 

A big thank you  to all my students who came in for the 2 sessions today. Keep it up and hope to see you again on the next upcoming round.


Friday, November 01, 2019

Jewellery Making – SkillsFuture Basic

Course Code : CRS-N-0043017

Course Objective
To learn the basic skills on how to create elegant fashion jewelleries by SWAROVSKI Authorized Instructors. Each workshop will comprise of different interesting technique/method. Participants will receive a certificate from Swarovski after completing the entire course. All jewellery fashion designers are welcome
Instructor:Florewela Cornelis
Type:Onsite Course
Date:Nove. 9 , 2019 - Nov. 16, 2019 / Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019
Time:8 Hrs
Place:B1-23&24, People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street S058357

Course Details
Module 1 – Diamonduos & Crystal Bracelet

Technique: Bead Weaving
No of Hours : 2
Date : Nov. 9, 2019 / 14 Dec 2019 (Sat)
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Module 2 – Pink Cascades Earrings

Technique: Wiring
No of Hours : 2
Date : Nov. 9, 2019 / 14 Dec 2019 (Sat)
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Module 3 – P urple Pearl & Crystal Bracelet

Technique: Bead weaving
No of Hours : 2
Date : Nov 16, 2019 / 21 Dec 2019 (Sat)
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Module 4 – Crystal Boho Earrings

Technique: Wiring
No of Hours : 2
Date : Nov. 16, 2019 / 21 Dec 2019 (Sat)
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Please obtain an invoice from KME (see address below).  You can use your SkillsFuture Credit account to register for this course. Log in to your account using your Singpass at or you may register at the shop. Registration date start from 10 Nov 2019.
Please note that the total course package is $200.00 (claimable from your Skill Future fund).
Location: B1-23&24, People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street S058357

The colour of the beads for each design might change depending on the stocks availability. Otherwise, it will be exactly the same colour as displayed below. For Watch classes, students are allowed to choose their own watch face and the colour of beads. As this is a one–time course, there is no refund and no make up classes or any change of dates. Students are to check their availability before signing up for the jewellery making course. Please note that Course Fee does not include Material Fee.

Thank you !