Monday, January 31, 2022

Bling Bling Restoration

Bling bling restored to its sparkling glory! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ

January 31, 2022 ~ I went to see some friends last Saturday night and happened to meet a friend I'd known from several years ago. She knew from the host that I would be attending the meet up so she came in with some things which she had bought from me before. A pair of Bling bling Crystal AB earrings !

From dirty / blurry crystals with missing ear hook due to wear n tear, I was surprised she was able to keep them with her through the years. She asked if I could repair it somehow and replace the missing earhook together with another pair of broken earrings she had bought overseas. I gladly accepted her request and took them home with me after our party.

Today, it took me a few minutes to first clean / wash the crystal earrings to get rid of the sticking dust. Dried them in the sun for a while before I started fixing it. I even made it longer as she preffered the lenght a bit longer than before. The crystals began sparkling after I had washed and dried them. Now fully cleaned, repaired & redesigned, the sparkling pair is now looking totally brand new and ready to party again!

Bling it on !!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ

I had added 2 big bicone crystals on top of the previous ball and the new vermeil hooks made it look even classier than ever. She had decided to make it longer coz she wanted more lenght to it. I also had added a new pair of Vermeil hooks with a different design to replace the old ones wherein 1 piece was lost somewhere and she couldn't find it.

Time for my friend to wear this bling bling again . Party time ! ๐Ÿ˜

She got this earrings s from me I think over 5 years ago .

She said it's her favorite pair !


I also created a matching ring to  go with the Blingbling earrings as she had requested. 
Isn't the ring gorgeous ? What do you think ?

The pair of earrings ( pictured below ) which she had bought overseas during one of her vacations got some missing seed beads after breaking off at the tip of the design connecting to the hooks. Since I don't have the exact seed bead in my stash, I decided to dismantle the other earring to get a few pieces to balance them. With the aid of my size 12 needle and fireline, I weaved through the design to strenghten it and fix the part connecting to the hooks. Finally,  the pair was fixed as well and ready to flaunt. Such a relief to see them wearable again ...๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Gentle reminder to not throw away your favorite broken jewelries . Handmade beaded items can always be redesigned and fixed. Trust me on this !

Simply send me a message if you need my help and I would be happy to assist you with your broken jewelries ...



Saturday, January 22, 2022

Having Fun With Tensha Beads

What is a Tensha Bead Actually  ?

 These are individually made rare handcrafted beauties which  features an intricate decorative pattern of flowers, swirling feathers or other organic nature. 

Tensha in Japanese means transfer. Each bead is individually made by transferring patterns onto durable and lightweight acrylic beads.

These are made and imported solely from Japan with many designs ranging from the most popular floral ones to kimono patterns and swirls. They come in different shapes and sizes such as teardrop, oval and round. 

Japanese Tensha beads contain designs that are imprinted perfectly and fully around the bead. Each bead is made individually by hand.

~ Tensha Beads Necklace 16" ~

Materials  Used :

Swarovski Pearls
Swarovski Crystal
TOHO Sead Beads
Firepolished Beads
Metal Clasp

These Japanese beads are believed to have originally been created as a substitute for more traditional porcelain beads. Porcelain beads were harder to work with, took longer to paint, and were far more fragile. Tensha beads are made of a special acrylic that makes them lightweight. They provide as an easier canvas so the artist can transfer even more detailed imagery without fear of loosing elements of the design in the process. ( Excerpts from JessieJames Beads 

Spring Leaf Lariat Necklace
Available In My ETSY Shop 
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White Flower Lariat Necklace 22"
Available in My ETSY Shop 
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The designs seen on each Tensha bead are actually housed within the bead - this makes the bead extremely durable and resistant to the scratches of wear and tear. The word Tensha means to transfer. Each delicate designs is carefully placed on top of a durable acrylic round, then fully lacquered with another layer of crystal clear acrylic to protect the beautiful art from abrasion.


Saturday, January 15, 2022

A Birthday ... Again !

January 15, 2022 ~ Don't be mistaken and confused of my birthdate which was January 14th. I actually celebrated Tonight and yesterday . Imagine 2 celebrations : Lunch at home where I cooked Osso Buco to satisfy my cravings coz Italian restaurants these days are too lazy to make such dish and Dinner in a seafood restaurant tonight to fullfill my cravings for crab and oysters. Wooaahhh such an appetite !

I was so overwhelmed by the personal calls from my children who were all overseas, greetine that poured in on social media was endless as well as the special gifts I had received so far from family and friends. I was so lucky and blessed. 

Thanks much for the cakes, flowers and my birthday wish :

This unique set of Mahjong tiles draws inspiration from Singapore Airlines and features the Airline's signature batik motif and flight-related elements.
Created specially for the Batik Label by KrisShop, the tiles feature Singapore Airlines' unique batik motif - a reflection of the heritage and grace of the world class airline.

Hurraaayyyyy ... Birthday wish granted ! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

I am also very grateful for tonight's happenings during dinner where I had invited a few  selected available friends@ Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant. 
Tonight I was again wearing my set of Tigers Eye Bracelets as well as my necklace to complement my outfit for the night. I really just love wearing them especially on ocassions like this.

So glad they all made it despite the Covid restriction for the number of people allowed per table.

Thanks so much ladies for joining me for dinner and for your warm greetings and generous gifts too. I am so loved ! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž

The incredible and tasty dish after dish managed by my ever hardworking lady friend Chi and her Singaporean husband Andrew are a must to try. Kudos to this lovely couple for the wonderful array of food served tonight. @ Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant.

So delightful, Thanks so much !


Thursday, January 06, 2022

The Tiger at KOMA ...

January 6, 2022 ~ My 1st  ever Fine Dining at KOMA Singapore was such an experience last night with 4 working ladies who dragged me somehow managed to drag me in there. I was the only one not working for any company and on the other hand the one so eager to come along.  The ladies started booking the place patiently last December for my advance B-day party in January. Better to book early coz the place is always fully booked. Thanks for the booking efforts ladies. ๐Ÿ˜˜

So last night is at the time I can experience the place at long last . I came in roaring like a Tiger with my Tiger themed Mask which didn't stop me from talking and making noise upon entry. I looked like a tiger in a cage ! Wa ha ha ... Imagine me as :
The Tiger ๐Ÿ…on the loose in KOMA !
Silly me as usual !

I was so excited to see and experience the place which I only see in pictures via instagram. 

The architecture seemed so picture grabbing in social media  that I wanted to be in there to see the place personally.  I heard from other friends who had been there that the food is very good , the service staff mostly filipinos but to expect that such place comes with a hefty price. which was very true upon seeing the bill after dinner. But oh well, what would you expect with a 5 star area . Even just mentioning Marina Bay Sands you would immediately know what the pricing would be like ... eeehheeerrrmmmmm  ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ

CHEFS YOKOZUNA OMAKASE  20pcs & 2 rolls $228 ++ 

Just this platter to share among us already costs $228 excluding 7%Vat tax and 10% service charge . Holy cow !!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
I only found out about the price when my friends started splitting the bill equally among among us. They were the ones who ordered it not me and most of the other stuffs served but ok, I ate what I like from this platter and so I am happy to share the bill.  Hmmmm, pricey for a bunch of sushis and few pieces of oysters and prawns. My verdict Never again to order such platter ... and have my own bill.
I was happy with my Tempura of 3 pieces for a starter costing $18++ tho. I enjoyed eating all of it coz I love prawns . Yummmyyy ...  LOL !  

Ready for some Tempura ? 

I was wearing my Red & Brown Tiger Eye Beaded Bracelet to match my outfit last night. Tigers Eye is one of my favorite stones aside from Labradorite & Garnet. I came to know about this powerful stone when I met someone wearing them in the 1990's . They were so beautiful on the wrist that I kept looking at them and told myself that 1 day I would have some for myself as well. 

Tigers Eye is a member of the Chalcedony mineral class family. It has a silky luster and an opaque transparency. Tiger’s Eye is commonly a metamorphic rock that comes in shades of reddish brown with iron stripes. The meaning of Tigers Eye is self-confidence and inner strength.

Many people wear Tiger’s Eye jewelry to symbolize courage and fearlessness, as well as good luck.  It has always been regarded as a mysterious and powerful talisman because it’s all-seeing and all-knowing.

In the end, I would say that this place really looked great all in all and very intagrammable in all corners . But for the faint hearted, please do check the menu first to avoid having a shock when its time to pay your bill. 

Just a practical advice ... ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‡