Archive | November, 2013

China bracelet

18 Nov

Yesterday, my mum showed me some old trinkets that belonged to my granny and that my father found out somewhere… There were quite few interesting things and one of them was a necklace made with red beads. I’m not sure what kind of material these beads are made of, but they might well be even coral beads.

Anyway, as soon as I saw the necklace I realised that the red beads would have matched perfectly a black carved stone that I bought some time ago, and I decided to make a bracelet. Here is the result…. the black carved “stone” has a Chinese feel too.

I like the idea that I’m wearing my granny’s beads… and there’s still plenty of them for other projects too!

black carved stone and red beads

black carved stone and red beads
black carved stone and red beads
Advertisements

Christmas coasters

12 Nov

As Christmas is approaching, I’m already working to prepare gifts for friends and relatives. Actually, this year I decided to make most of the Christmas presents myself and hopefully the recipients will appreciate them…

One of the projects consists in these lovely red and white coasters I made thanks to the tutorial of a fellow kiwi crafter who’s not only very talented but also very good at making tutorials. 🙂

So, who will be the “happy” recepient of these coasters?….. mmmmm……..

Christmas coasters

Christmas coasters
Christmas coasters

The grey infinity bracelet

11 Nov

Last week, my colleague Enza found out about my blog and saw the “infinity bracelet” I made for a friend. Since her daughter is very fond of this symbol, she asked me to make one for her too. She preferred it to be grey or brown and I thought that perhaps gray was more elegant. So I made this one, which differs from the other because of the thinner string. In this case I decided to use the macramè tecnique instead.

On the background is another project… cotton crocheted coasters… wait for more. 😉

infinito bracelet grey

macramè bracelet and coaster

infinito bracelet grey 1

Infinity bracelet and coaster

日本語の国 Nihongo no kuni

La community di Studiare (da) Giapponese

The sailor crochet news

a diary of what I am making

le chocobo

crafting, doodling, cooking

Fashion Beads and Accessories

Comprehensive blog about all kinds of fashion beads for jewelry, fashion accessories and fashion jewelry trend.

FOUND THIS, PAINTED THAT.

Decorating solutions for the dollar challenged.

Trend-mixblog

Bridging the gap between the Fashion world and the DIY world.

softwearhacks

A little DIY cute and refashioned style for your everyday life

SoraNews24

Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.

Xuan's Howdy Days

Random Snippets of my life

Very Berry Handmade

Sharing sewing, crochet and home cooked inspiration!

Life in Kawagoe

Japanese daily sight

Lovely Deer

Handmade Jewellery and Homeware

茉莉音chan Marionchan

un blog sur le Japon

Crafted in Carhartt

about women who do amazing things

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

Hot-on-Glass Creations

Electronic journal on my current glass work.

lijiun

Smile Always

Vijolcenne Creations

Welcome!! Design, artistic and unique jewelry created specially for you. Find your hand-made happiness in my page

Love, Lucie

Where hands and minds are rarely still

UK Crochet Patterns

We seriously heart crochet and love to promote patterns in UK terms!

Moments

snapping by

photographybycalliec

I love Australia, travel & photography

SLOVLY

...where everything is slovly

NIHONGO ICHIBAN

Learn Nihongo, learn Japanese vocabulary, grammar and kanji

yūgenDefined

beauty beyond words

the japalian

A little blog about everything Japanese