I've been lacking behind in my crafting and posting pics in here as I am too busy at times attending to the family's needs. Anyhow, I will be taking a short break from crafting for the chinese new year as there's loads of preparation (like spring cleaning, shopping for clothes, buying cookies, etc.) and hopefully I'll be back with some items after the festival. I've been a bit slow this year in preparation for the coming festival as I'm taking it very, very ................... easy this year.
Anyway, was away in Bentong, Pahang during the weekend to attend a family member's wedding. The pics shown here is a necklace (choker style) I wore to the function which I crocheted with anti tarnish silver artistic wire with oval shape Pua Shell, two sizes of swarovski pearls and crystal bicones.
I made this butterfly pendant as per YYL's request as a gift for her sister. She requested for an uncluttered look for the butterfly wings, so I've used swarovski cyrstals, amethyst and garnet gemstone round beads and plain metal beads to wrap onto anti-tarnish brass frame.
This is the Seremban Orchid Farm (wholesaler) which is about 15 minutes drive from my housing estate. Took some time off last week to relax my mind, felt refreshed after the outing as well as bought two pots of orchids for decoration for the coming Chinese New Year.
That's me looking at the wonderful and beautiful orchids. The ones that you see that have been tied with string has been sold but waiting to be delivered to customers.
My son, the expert choosing the best orchid plant !
There's just too many photographs, so it's not possible for me to post all here. Anyway... you don't want to see too many of these, right? You want to see more of handmade jewelries, right? By the way, if you happen to be in Seremban and want to visit this orchid farm, just let me know and I'll bring you there personally.
This pendant is weaved with silver artistic wire with a cluster of freshwater pearls in teal and white colour cascading down the double crescent frame. Comes complete with 23" - 24.5" (with 1.5" extension) silver plated cable chain and hand shaped clasp. The pendant is approximately 3cm in diameter and measures 4cm from top of bail with pearls danging down to 6cm.
I know am very lacking behind in doing my crafts and posting the pics but please do bear with me, ya. Still experimenting with wire crocheting. This bracelet was completed by crocheting with a thinner gauge wire which is more flexible than the thicker gauge.
These Swarovski pearl necklaces was done as consignment for a boutique. Customers have been requesting for more varieties of necklaces made with pearls. Looks like pearls are the "in-thing" now.
Do you still remember the prototype woven bezel pendant frame which I posted in my blog awhile back? Well... anyway that piece has since been dumped as I was dissatisfied with the outcome and that led me to this latest piece which I completed a few days ago. This design comes from Lisa Barth and am quite happy with the outcome. ;))
The school term for 2010 is in its second week and I'm as busy as always but I managed to steal a bit of time experimenting with wire crochet. I taught myself to crochet years ago and I was using yarn to crochet table mats, table runners, etc. but have not tried crocheting with wire. So, these two simple earrings is the outcome from the experiment.
This one (above) is round in shape and crochetted with 28 gauge (silver artistic wire) which is thinner and easier to control and very light in weight but this pair (below) done with 26 gauge (brass artistic wire) is a little harder to crochet. I've used turquoise flat coin bead (other beads could be used) to adorn the middle part of the earring.
These pendants were custom made for DC and completed in December but didn't have time to post them until now. Thanks for viewing.
Wire Wrapped Butterfly Pendant constructed with Brass Artistic Wire and adorned with Swarovski crystals and metal beads. The bail for this piece was altered to accommodate a length of faux suede cord so that the butterfly rest slightly slanting below the collar bone.
(The original design of this butterfly was created by Mei of Wireblissmei.com)