Saturday, February 27, 2010
For students who are interested to create the "Sapphire" bangle and already have the 'Pearlyl Netted Bangle' manual, please follow the instructions as follows:
Start with 2 Part As, followed by 1 Part B, C, D, C, B and A. Subsequent steps would be 1 Part A, B, C, D, C, B and A, continue this sequence till you reach your desired length. Do remember to end with 2 Part As as in the beginning. This bangle will shrink slightly but with the added clasp, it will turn out just nice.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
PEARLY NETTED BANGLE (Full)
Using tubular netting to form a graduated bangle and embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystal pearls.
7 March 2010, Sunday
3pm - 5pm
COLLAR NECKLACE (Full)
Learn how to construct a collar necklace using bead embroidery technique from start to finish.
21 March 2010, Sunday
3pm - 5pm
EMBROIDERED RING (2 seats left)
This is a basic class that teaches you the basic stitches in bead embroidery. Knowing them will enable you to crerate more challenging projects in the future.
28 March 2010, Sunday
3pm - 5pm
Details on the classses are available at our March Calendar.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Colour : They are available in almost any colour except red will not be true red (looks like pink as in the picture).
Size : The standard size is 35mm but designs which are repetitive can be made into other sizes, e.g. 25mm
Shapes : The standard shape is round but designs which are repetitive can be made into oval or square.
Price : S$12 each (some may differ depending on specifications)
To order : Please state the Code Number, Colour, Size and Shape. If you just state the code number, I assume you want the exact cabochon.
Do consider carefully what you would like to create with the cabochons, especially on the designs. Some may look nice on its own but if you build a bezel around it, it may have a different look.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Measurement : 35mm in diameter
Cost per unit : S$12
I will be placing the Collar Necklace and "Triz" Cuff at Beads Cage from 20 Feb onwards. In case you spot the imperfection, just know that it is not part of the design.
The "Ruby" and "Emerald" Pearly Netted Bangles will also be displayed at Beads Cage.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I am not exactly a “goldie” person but I stuck to my favourite metallic gold/supra gold/dark gold seed beads to bead embroider the body. I completed the project over a period of time but it wasn’t as tedious or complicated as it looks.
For the ‘Collar Necklace’ class in March, students will learn how to construct the collar necklace from beginning to end. This class is slightly different from previous as it will be more theoretical and I am letting the students to think carefully on the design before embarking on the project, thus only partial materials are provided.
The class is fully registered at the moment. If you like to be put on waitlist, please email us.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
While planning for my upcoming class on Part III of the 'Art of Bead Embroidery' series, I was thinking about Triz’s embroidered cuffs and thought it would be good if I can introduce them to my students. So, I wrote in to Triz to ask for her permission to allow me to use her design concept. She replied me the next day and said “Yes”!
I started to work on the project eagerly and this is the cuff I created using a stoneware cabochon. To be honest, I am not satisfied with how it turned out. It has the ingredients of Triz’s design, i.e. an embroidered cabochon resting on a metal cuff, but I thought the result is quite different.
Then I worked on my second piece, this time using a smaller glass cabochon and again resting on the metal cuff without any added embroidery work. Again, it didn’t seem right.
I am disappointed for not been able to replicate the captivating look of Triz’s cuffs. It tells me one thing though, i.e. I may be able to copy the design but I can never capture the unique style of the designer.
Anyway, it was a good learning experience. I will still be covering this project (on the techniques, the dos and don’ts) in the upcoming class together with the Collar Necklace project. I am sure my students would do a better job.
It was a joy corresponding with Triz and again, I would like to thank her for her graciousness. Her inspiring and stunning pieces are certainly a work of art. Please visit her site at
You may view the class details here.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have a new blog at http://www.storeroomtreasures.blogspot.com/, set up to sell off some of our pre-loved items. Starting the list are my baby's furniture and toys, and you will find more updates in time to come.
Watch out for my "Sapphire" bangle in a different design!
Materials Kits : 2 sets available @ $30 each
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I am sorry that I am not accepting any more orders for the project kits. If you have missed this round of ordering, you may email us to be put on waitlist for next batch of materials. Alternatively, you can purchase the manual and source the pearls on your own.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Red is one of my favourite colours and recently I have seen many fine jewellery paired with red ruby stones which look absolutely stunning. The closest I could find from Swarovski crystal pearls range is the crystal Bordeaux, named after the world's leading fine wine region in Southwest France. I mixed it with Dark Red Corals crystals and I think it is a good combination. In my opinion, the photo doesn't do justice to the actual piece as it is unable to capture the richness and sparkle of the stones.
In case, you are planning to make a similar piece in time for Lunar New Year, I am sorry to inform that the seed beads are out of stock! The pearls and crystals were purchased from Beads Cage which also sells a good range of seed beads. I am planning to stitch my next piece in GREEN. I may offer materials kit in this combinations (pearls + crystals). Email me if you are interested.
Only 1 seat left for the Pearly Netted Bangle class, do sign up fast if you have not done so!
Monday, February 1, 2010
We are offering 4 combinations for the 'Pearly Netted Bangle' materials choice. They are:
4. Creamrose Pearl + Supra Gold + Pearl White
To place an order for the kit, please kindly email me by 8 Feb 10.
The 'Pearly Netted Bangle' is in graduated thickness with generous embellishments of Swarovski crystal pearls and round crystals. There are two variations to the design; 1) Embellishments at the centre portion, or 2) Embellishments throughout the bangle. This class project is slightly varied from previous lessons but you will be taught the basics of tubular bead netting.
Date/Day: 20 Feb 10, Saturday
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Course Fee: $65* (inclusive of materials/loan of tools)
Location: Beads Cage, Centrepoint
Materials: To be updated.
*Please note that only Swarovski crystal pearls will be supplied in the class kit. Students are advised to bring their own Fireline thread, if not Nymo thread will be supplied. All materials are available for sale at Beads Cage.
For students who had previously completed our Bead Netting Class, you may purchase the project kit which is inclusive of the design manual. More details on materials choice and cost will be revealed in our next blog.