Wire Wrapped Jewelry and Tutorials by Mei


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BIB Conference 2017 is Back in Kuching

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Borneo International Beads Conference 2017 is back.
It is currently held at Plaza Merdeka - a Shopping Mall + Hotel venue, right next to the previous venue - the Old Court House.

Actually went there yesterday after lunch but left without setting foot at the mall. The area was jam packed and we couldn't find any parking space. Disappointed!

So, this morning, we made it a point to leave an hour earlier, around 9 am. Just so that we can find parking space. Hais! Guess what?....We were not allowed to enter the Mall/hotel basement parking area before 10 am. Got such thing onekah???

Lucky us, we found a spot along the Main Bazaar. Phew!!
Off we went for a short sightseeing of the old bazaar area. This is the section of the city where we drive pass quite frequently but rarely stop to visit or shop.
If we do, only to a particular shop but not the whole stretch of the shops along this street.
This morning, we managed to take a peek at most shops - at least those that were already opened at 9++am.

Back to BIB, stalls were set up within the mall itself, therefore, it's way more comfortable with air-conditioning.

This year, however, I did not see any stall displaying beads from other countries. Most are locals. Not sure if it was because we were too early.

Here, let the pictures dothe talking.

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Necklaces and handmade beads

Items made from used aluminium can

Recycled items turned into jewelry and other items

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Kuching

Beads Abuzz Bazaar Plaza Merdeka Oct 2017 Helping Hands Penan

Wire Jewelry - Older Pieces from Simple Yet Elegant Collection

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I was "spring cleaning" sort of all my files and bookmarks today and came across some older pictures of some earrings that I have not posted here or anywhere else.

They are from the "Simple Yet Elegant" version.

▼Cherry Quartz - love the color.
Wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss
The tutorial for this is available at my etsy and craftsy shops.
Simple Yet Elegant Tutorial at Etsy
The digital file is immediately available for download after purchase.
Fast and easy.

Wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss

Instant download is also available at Craftsy, similar with Etsy.

▼Cherry quartz, tiger eyes and turquoise

Wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss


Wire Jewelry - Several Pairs Dangle Earrings

Saturday, September 09, 2017

These are quick projects last month.
Made for SIL and Rachel when they were visiting.
They travel the world.

Wire wrapped dangle earrings by WireBliss

Wire wrapped dangle earrings by WireBliss

Rainbows

Monday, August 21, 2017

Isn't this beautiful?
Happy Monday.

This one appeared after rain in our area last Saturday.
Rainbow across the road from WireBliss

This view greeted us on our way out for dinner later the same day.
Sunset in Kuching last Saturday

Wire Jewelry - Wire Wrapped Rose Studs

Sunday, June 04, 2017

This pair of rose earrings was made a while back.
Pictures were kept to collect dust...haha!
The pair is however with its new owner now.

Wire wrapped with 20 gauge stainless steel wire, this is not a difficult project and does not involve lots of tools.
All you need is wire, wire cutter, something round to act as mandrel (e.g. marker pen), and file for filling the stud's end.

Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss with stainless steel wire

I have a tutorial for similar earrings here - click on the links:

Etsy - Rose Earrings Tutorial
Craftsy - Rose Earrings Tutorial

I have it at Artfire as well. However, it is easier at Etsy or Craftsy as the tutorial is instantly downloadable. You do not have to wait for me to email you the tutorial. Artfire does not have this facility.

Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss with stainless steel wire

Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss with stainless steel wire

Have a great Sunday.

Offwire - Potato Roses

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Today's post is about food.

Ya, I rarely post about food.
However, I must post this because it is one of the easiest to prepare and the boys love them.
So, here is my potato roses.
Potato roses by WireBliss
There are many recipes available online if you google for it.
This one here is from my Pinterest collection - Potato Roses at Pinterest
Potato roses by WireBliss

Potato roses by WireBliss
This one here was back in December last year.
They love having them with creamed corn.
Potata Rose by WireBliss

If potato roses isn't your thing, you can always check out my other roses' related thingy - wire jewelry tutorials:

Have a Rosy Sunday.

Wire Jewelry - Tree of Life Pendant

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I said I will post more often.
But, my more often is not that often.

Another long overdue post here.
This Tree of Life Pendant (TOL) and bracelet is for our dearest primary school English teacher - Mona San Louis.

We have not seen her for like more than 30 years!
But she looks great and beautiful as ever.

I didn't attend the reunion but just managed to get this TOL pendant and bracelet on time, to attend on my behalf.

Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant
I don't remember ever making a TOL pendant before, so this is a first.
I used peridot, garnet and tourmaline.
Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant by WireBliss

Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant

Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant
Minlet with peridot to accompany the TOL pendant.
Wire Wrapped Bracelet by WireBliss Peridot
There are many tutorials (fee and paid) to make similar Tree of Life pendant online. Check them out here - https://goo.gl/DkqzlR
This should keep you busy browsing thru them.

Happy weekend.