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. 

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 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 💖💖💖 !!!

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 ...