Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cellini Spiral

Here are some projects completed by myself and students using the Cellini Spiral technique. The 30 Aug class is almost full (1 seat left) , if you have not registered for it, you may do so either online or in-person at Beads Cage.

Gold Hues Cellini Spiral with Aventurine Fused Glass Pendant

Cellini Spiral Bangle

Partial Cellini Spiral Necklace by Christine Lim

Full Cellini Spiral Necklace by Wendy Lo

Cellini Spiral Bangle by Phyllis Koh

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Rivolis

Recently, I received enquiries on the availability of the Swarovski Crystal Rivolis Teardrop 18mm by 13mm which we brought in earlier on. I am sorry to inform that those were a one-time-off sale so while stocks last. If they become available again, we would be glad to inform you.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Classes

Beady Girl will be commencing her series of classes from 30 August onwards. Students can expect a wide variety of bead weaving techniques, including the old favourites and brand-new projects.

Beginning on 30 August is our 'Cellini Spiral Bracelet' class. Cellini Spiral is a modified version of the tubular peyote stitch. It uses different sized seed beads to create a beautiful spiral design in either a bracelet or necklace. Students will also learn the variations of closures and ideas to embellish the piece. This class is an intermediate one and is suitable for those who already know the basic peyote stitch.

Date/Day: 30 August, Sunday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Beads Cage at Centrepoint
Registration: Online or in person at Beads Cage

*Only 1 seat left!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We Are Back!

Beadygirl homepage and email accounts are now in operation. We thank you for your kind patience during its maintenance period.

If you are still unable to view our online site, please try to clear your browser cache and follow the instructions below.

Instructions on how to clear your cache in the following browsers:

* Firefox:
Open Firefox and go to Tools
Clear Private Data.
Choose which items you wish to clear and click Clear Private Data Now.

* Internet Explorer 6:
Open Internet Explorer 6 and go to Tools > Internet Options > General.
Click Delete Files.
Check the box next to Delete all offline content in the window that opens and click OK.

* Internet Explorer 7:
Open Internet Explorer 7 and go to Tools > Internet Options > General. Under Browsing history click Delete.
Choose which items you wish to delete and click the Delete button next to each item to delete it.

* Safari:
Open Safari and go to Safari Empty Cache.
Click Empty in the window tha opens to clear the cache.

* Opera:
Open Opera and go to Tools > Delete private data. Choose which items you wish to delete and click Delete.

Thanks to Lis of
Simple Arts Planet for providing this valuable information.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Crafter - The Laughing House

I chanced upon 'The Laughing House' while surfing the Etsy site one day. 'The Laughing House' carries a range of beautiful purses, like organiser clutch, tool bags, bible/journal covers, camera cases, wristlets, accordian purses and etc. As a bag lover, I couldn't resist not looking at them and gave myself a reason to buy my first organiser clutch wristlet. I said it is the first, because subsequently, I made 3 more purchases!

The second purchase was a 3-in-1 Organiser Clutch Purse that Winniel (the owner) has customised with my own material. I have this beautiful paisely printed cloth which I bought from US and I thought it will be perfect to turn it into a clutch purse for my beading tools. The third purchase was also a customised work. I have requested Winniel to make me a larger sized purse to store Marcus's diapering necessities. Winniel gave me alot of constructive suggestions and I am very happy with the final result. The fourth purchase was a gift for my friend who has been a really great supporter of Beady Girl. I got her a 3-in-1 Organiser Clutch Purse as well which is multi-functional.

'The Laughing House' is a local business, run by Winniel and the woman behind the great works is her beloved Mom. It is a perfect mother and daughter partnership where Winniel does the marketing and business aspects, and her Mom produces the masterpieces. Winniel has a great eye for beautiful fabrics and this is part of the reason why her bags are so sought after. Mom's workmanship is superb and I have to emphasize that the purses are really very well-made in my opinion.

Besides having a good product, Winniel also wins her customers over with her great personality. She is an extremely friendly and helpful lady, and it is always a great joy corresponding with her. After several conversations with her, we found out we are actually schoolmates from high school!

So, if you are looking for one-of-a-kind handcrafted purses, do check out 'The Laughing House'! I know I will definitely be back for more!