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Mid Autumn Festival - Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival

Monday, September 08, 2014

Ah...so many names for a festival.

As in previous years, we lighted several lanterns as part of the Mid Autumn Festival celebration.
For those of you who would like to know more about this festival, here is an article on the 3,500 year old tradition - click on this link 3,500 year tradition of the Mid Autumn Festival.

Here's the paper lantern we lighted and released this evening.
Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

Lantern festival 2014 at WireBliss

▼ Henry with his traditional paper lantern...recycled from last year.
Henry with his paper lantern 2014

Wishing all my readers and visitors a very Happy Mooncake Festival ♡シ

Wire Wrapped Hook/Clasp on Cord Ends

Thursday, September 04, 2014

There are many ways to wire wrap hook/clasp on cord ends or leather ends. If you google for it, here are the list of pages available. Some are on youtube while others are pictorial.

My wire wrapped clasp on cord ends is based on 123Bead's tutorial with modification to the basic wire hook to a pipa hook instead.

The "difficult" part of this project is to hold several cord ends together at one time.
Kind of tricky but manageable.

Wire wrapped hook/clasp on leather by WireBliss

Wire wrapped pipa hook/clasp on leather by WireBliss

Wire wrapped hook/clasp on leather by WireBliss


When Night Falls at Siniawan Bazaar

Monday, August 25, 2014

Remember my posting about Siniawan Bazaar back in June? - click the link.
At that time, we were there during the day and most shops were closed and hardly anyone was around.

We went back one July evening and look what this sleepy bazaar transform into at night.

▼We arrived around 5.50pm but parking at the back of this row of shophouses were already almost full. We walked along the stretch of road full of tables and chairs. Some were occupied with customers while some were still setting up.

Siniawan Bazaar Night Market still early

▼About half an hour later, the same spot (note the table cloth) were full of diners. So fast! We haven't even decided what to eat.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - full of people

▼This is the other end of the street. Full of people as well.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market at the other end

▼From the look at it, this is a newly extended area, located further down the road, opposite the temple. However, most of the stalls here are similar to those found "up there"... should be the same owners as well. Business must be very good.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market near the Temple

▼Still rather empty while the sun was setting.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market

▼There were lots of food to choose from....in fact too many to decide which one is for dinner.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼Erm, how about sausages?
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼Chicken Rice! More sausages?
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - food

▼Korean fried chicken that looked similar to our family fried chicken...hehe..just kidding. Must be the sauce.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼The boys were salivating over this. Why do they like cotton candy so much? They skipped this as they were only given enough $ for dinner....mean parents! hehe
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼Sticky rice in Pitcher Plant. Very tempted to get this but there were more to check out before deciding. Skipped.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼ Some kind of traditional "kueh" in very bright colors. Love the colors but I skipped them too.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼More colorful "kueh" here.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼The que for this stall was long and it's for some kind of fried chicken wings...again...lots of fried stuff...skipped this too as I don't want to que.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - queing for food!

In the end I decided on "pan mee" (handmade noodle soup) which was not so great.....too spicy....pepper spiciness which I am not so fond of but still finished the whole bowl.
On the way out, I grabbed a packet of "long bean rice" which only cost me RM2.
Much better than the noodle. Satisfied!

Wire Jewelry - Dangle Earrings with Glass Beads

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Completed these dangle earrings last weekend.

These are quick and easy projects. About an hour of your time is sufficient.
Except for the roses which are ceramic, the rest are glass beads including Millefiori glass beads.
Happy viewing :)

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - red

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - millefiori glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - orange millefiori glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - rose beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - rose beads

Wire Jewelry - Wire wrapped Brooch

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The last time I wire wrapped a brooch was about 4 years ago ....Wow!
How time flies. I guess brooch or pins are not very popular.
Anyway, this one here is a commissioned piece and is now safely with its new owner.

It doesn't look that complicated but took me many hours to complete.
Sigh!!! Sometimes project like this makes me want to stick with simple and quick projects only....hehe.

How about you?
Simple or more complicated design?

Wire wrapped leaf brooch by WireBliss

Wire wrapped leaf brooch by WireBliss

Wire wrapped leaf brooch with gemstones by WireBliss

Is it me only or you too?
Erm...I can't wait for weekend.

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Wire Jewelry - Wire Wrap Rose Studs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Just a pair of simple wire wrapped rose studs.
Used 22g stainless steel wire.

This is an easy project.
If you'd like to DIY, the tutorial is available here.

Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss

▼The earhooks is slightly different from my earlier rose earrings.
Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss

▼Ready to ship :)
Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss


Back to Jewelry, Some Sparkly SC Bracelets

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

For the last few weeks I have not been very productive with my wire jewelry. There are few project ideas in the head but somehow time is not on my side, as usual 

Completed several commissioned pieces. Here's one of them - wire wrapped Swarovski Crystal bracelets. All of them wire wrapped with gold filled wire. Look simple enough but took me about 45 minutes to complete each.
That's roughly about 15 hours of work.
Wire wrapped swarovski crystal bracelet by Wirebliss - colorful

Wire wrapped swarovski crystal bracelet by Wirebliss - pink

Wire wrapped swarovski crystal bracelet by Wirebliss - on wrist

Associate link - hover your mouse over the picture below.
A book by Deryn Mentock.


Then, there is the wire wrapped stud earrings.
This time around is a tiger eye.
Wire wrapped tiger eye studs by WireBliss

Wire wrapped tiger eye studs by WireBliss

You can make this yourself.
The step by step tutorial is available at my shop, click *here* (direct download).

And down here is a book by Abby Hook another fellow wire wrapper.
Hover your mouse over the picture.


Happy wrapping!
Hope to be wire wrapping more in the coming weeks.