Cynthia & Lawrence Chin
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Please be informed that our online beads shop will be closed temporarily from 26 May - 9 June 09. During this period, I will have no/limited access to my internet account. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Monday, May 25, 2009
When I first saw Hwee Thiang's necklace, it did not strike me that the knot is the same 'Double Coin' knot. She has graciously sent me the picture of her necklace this evening and I realised both are the same!
In any case, this bracelet is a combination of the East and West jewellery making techniques and I think they work pretty well in this project.
Photo is courtesy of Hwee Thiang
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Last year, I created a pendant using the round and pear shaped rivolis, which has the same design element as this pair of earrings. However, after seeing Angelina's beautiful Emerald earrings, I am very much inspired to create one as well. Here's my version of the Emerald earring (I have made only one unit).
I have used the Swarovski Crystal Emearld Rivoli 10.7mm with a vintage Swarovski Crystal Turmaline Teardrop Rivoli 13mm for the earring. They are both stitched with Tubular Peyote and joined together. Personally, I would have preferred the size of the teardrop to be much larger than the round rivoli and if possible, both to be in the same Emerald colour. (The Turmaline green looks a little Olive.)
If you are not into earrings, you may change the position of the bail and turn it into a sweet pendant which works beautifully as well.
Where to Buy the Stones?
10.7mm Round Rivoli Stones - Beady Girl Online Beads Shop Colours available in Siam, Topaz and Emerald. (SOLD OUT)
13mm Vintage Turmaline Teardrop Rivoli Stones - Beady Girl Online Beads Shop Each unit costs SGD3.50 and they are in limited quantity as this is a vintage lot.
14x10mm Teardrop Rivoli Stones - Beady Girl Online Beads Shop Beady Girl carries Siam, Golden Shadow, Pacific Opal, Rosewater Opal, Caribbean Blue and Vintage Rose. Each unit costs SGD3.10.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
These toggle clasps which are available in 22kt gold-plated and rhodium-plated, add beautiful accent to the closures of your masterpieces. I especially like the hammered texture on each one and its high quality, i.e. lead-free and unlikely to tarnish easily. Link
Swarovski Crystal Rivolis
In any case, they are great addition to your beading projects if you prefer smaller sized rivolis. Currently, Beady Girl carries 3 colours, namely Topaz, Siam and Emerald. If you have other colours in mind, drop us a note and we may be able to bring them in. Link (Siam & Emerald Rivolis are currently out of stock.)
Project Kits - Endless Spiral Necklace
During my last class on 'Russian Spiral Necklace, I had demonstrated the technique of creating the 'Endless Spiral Necklace' and sparked a great interest in its comeback. I have brought in some lovely gemstones and new beads combinations for this project kit. Link
Black Sesame Jasper - Metaphysically, jasper is known as the stone of relaxation and tranquility. This lovely gemstone has a delicate translucent white with a swirl of mint green and a seasoning of black polka-dots. I thought the mint green looks very similar to amazonite colour. SOLD OUT
Ocean Jasper - Ocean jasper is found at the northwestern ocean coast of Madagascar. It displays rich hues and mottled accents in green, rust, grey, cream, blue, brown, and camel. A very nice earthy combination I must say. SOLD OUT
Yellow Turquoise - Yellow turquoise is not exactly "Turquoise", but a blend of quartz and jaspers. It is more of a moss to lime green to yellow in colour. These flat ovals look like pebbles picked from outdoors and are great for beaders who like the "organic" look.
Please note that the project kits only comprise of materials and no instruction manual is included.
Some of our seed beads which had been out of stock are replenished and we have added some new colours to the collection. Link
Size 15 Miyuki galvanised silver seed beads will be available for sale in about a week's time.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
On April 1, we featured the 'Pearly Bangle Design' at our blog. Beady Girl has now come up with another new colour and materials for the same design.
This bangle is stitched with Sterling Silver 3mm metal beads onto the band of Size 11 Supra Gold seed beads. The combination of gold and silver creates a great contrast to the bangle which is very popular amongst the current fine jewellery trend.
Each complete kit costs S$61.50 and comprises of :
There are only 2 kits available for sale from 15 May 09 onwards. If you wish to pre-order, please kindly email Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the design manual only details on the design element and no technique is being taught inside. If you are unfamiliar with our 'Bollywood Bangle' project, this beading kit is not suitable for your usage.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Materials and Tools:
1. Framed Cord Board (Size up to individual) or Canvass Board
2. Piece of Fabric (Size larger than board by at least 2 inches) - The retro designed fabric that I have used came from Jo-Ann which is actually meant for home decor. I feel that a hardier fabric works better for this project.
3. Brown Tape (used normally for picture framing)
4. Scissors, Ruler, Big Stapler
Duration of Project: 10 minutes
Spread the fabric over the cord board and staple one side firmly onto the wooden frame at intervals. Pull the fabric tight at the opposite end and repeat the process. For the remaining two sides, make neat folds at the corners before stapling them onto the board. Trim the excess fabric and cover it up with the brown tape.
Voila! You have made yourself a one-of-a-kind notice board!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The highlight of this room is the "Cherry Blossom" decal that I have purchased from Decorette, recommended to me by Lis (Simple Arts Planet). It adds accent to the plain white wall where I have placed the sofa bed. Decorette sells a good range of wall decals and customises for customers. I have looked for a long time for this decal theme and was so glad when Lis tells me about Decorette.
I am pleased with the setup of the new space and hopefully more creativity juice will flow out from there!
Monday, May 4, 2009
The crochet patterns are fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions. From her customers' positive feedbacks, Lis has made working with crochet a walk in the park.
Another specialty of SAP is customised wedding favours for couples. Some of the favourites are fridge magnets, bottle openers and thank you notes. SAP has an in-house graphic designer, so every design is one-of-a-kind.
I have known Lis for almost a decade and since the early years of our friendship, she has always revealed the creative side of her. Some of the gifts that I received from her are crocheted bookmark and a cell pouch. Her workmanship is superb and she would not compromise for sub-standard quality. She takes pride in her work and works very closely with her clients to make sure they are 100% satisfied with her products and services.
Besides SAP online store, SAP products are also available for sale at Etsy and Dawanda. So, if you like Amigurumi dolls crochet or a bride/groom-to-be looking for personalised wedding favours, do check out the delectable range of SAP products!
Photos are courtesy of Simple Arts Planet.