Friday, April 16, 2021

5 in 1 Beaded Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap, Layered Bracelet and Necklace

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap Convertible to Layered Bracelet or Necklace

That's a long title.
Before that let me announce - I so love this convertible chain/strap 💗
Still with face mask and eyeglasses strap.
This is an extension to the earlier Tourmaline face mask and eyeglasses strap posted a few days earlier - here.
Instead of one, this is a "2 in 1" piece and actually convertible into "5 in 1".
Yeah! 5 in 1! Just read on.
The main function is as eyeglasses and face mask straps at the same time.
Then, there are 3 more ways to wear it.

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Straps, close up on eyeglasses temple
Close up of the connection section of the strap

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Necklace
Side view of the tourmaline and pearl eyeglasses strap, also act as a necklace

Material and Components:

The strap or chain consists of the following:
  • 2.5 mm - 3 mm natural gemstones - Tourmaline
  • 3 mm natural pearl for the eyeglasses strap
  • 2 pairs of stainless steel lobster clasps (non-tarnish)
  • Other connectors - stainless steel jump rings and stainless steel knot ends caps
The strap length for the eyeglasses, together with the Tourmaline section that goes around the back of the neck is about 60 cm.
Longer than that, the eyeglasses would be hanging too far down your chest (when not in use). 
It will knock or rub against other surfaces, especially the desk or table if you are leaning close to the desk while working, eating, etc.

The length of the face mask strap (Tourmaline) is shorter at approximately 50cm. 
Shortened because the face mask sits lower than the eyeglasses.

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Necklace
Convert into a necklace by hooking the lobster clasps together when the Tourmaline sections are not hooked on the face mask.

First, you can wear it as an eyeglasses strap and necklace at the same time. 
Just hook the tourmaline sections together to turn it into a necklace. 

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Necklace
2 in 1 eyeglasses and face mask straps.

Second, use it for both eyeglasses and face masks. 

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Straps
This is how it looks from the front.

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Layered Necklace
Convert into a layered necklace

Third, when not use for eyeglasses and face mask, convert it into a layered necklace. 
Note the pearl section is longer here.
You can also turn it around so that the longer section goes to the back, or vice-versa. 

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Layered Necklace, pearl section visible
Another alternative to the conversion. Pearl sections together.

Fourth, you can reposition the layers so that the pearl pairs/ sections or Tourmaline sections are together. 
I like this combination better.

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Layered Necklace, displaying the Tourmaline Section
Tourmaline sections together.

Once again, you can turn the necklace around to show off the Tourmaline sections instead. 

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Straps as Layered Bracelet

Fifth, as a layered bracelet.
What can I say, this is my favorite piece.
So versatile and practical.
Convertible to at least 5 lovely usages.
What more can I ask for?

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap unhooked
The necklace, bracelet, face mask and eyeglassess straps unclasp

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap, close up of connection point
Close up of the pearl and tourmaline sections of the strap.

If you are interested in a similar piece, please contact me via the contact form at the bottom of this blog, or leave a comment here, or email me (at the top right of this page), or FB me or message me for details.
At the moment I don't have ready-made pieces so can't list the item yet.

Cheers and have a great day.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

First Appeared at WireBliss - Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung Earrings

Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung Pearl Earrings

New design for a pair of pearl earrings.
Simple one-of-a-kind wire-wrapped Bunga Terung. 
Each Bunga Terung is wire-wrapped with a piece of 20 g stainless steel wire.
While the pearl is wrapped with 24 g wire.
The Bunga Terung itself is about 2 cm in length, end to end.

The wire-wrapped Bunga Terung first appeared here - Bunga Terung link.

Wire-wrapped Pearl Earrings with Bunga Terung design.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

First Appeared at WireBliss - Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung

Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung - One of a Kind

Bunga Terung in English is Eggplant (Terung) Flower (Bunga).
This flora motif is popular in traditional Iban tattoos.
As tattoo, the Bunga Terung marks the rite of passage of a boy into manhood.
The spiral at the center represents tali nyawa, literally translated into "life rope" - the rope of life.
This spiral is similar to the underside of a tadpole. 
Therefore, the Bunga Terung with the tali nyawa symbolizes the beginning of a new life - you may read more at Wikipedia.

Here's the prototype of my wire-wrapped Bunga Terung, inspired by the Iban's Bunga Terung.
They don't look exactly like the Bunga Terung symbol in tattoo, but that's where the inspiration came from.
These are wire-wrapped with 20g and 21g stainless steel and brass wires. The pair at the bottom left was hammered flat. 


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Beaded Eyeglasses and Face Mask Strap

Tourmaline Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap

.....and it is convertible to necklace or layered bracelet, similar with the earlier face mask / eyeglasses straps earlier - Striped Onyx Eyeglasses, Face Mask Strap and Watermelon Eyeglasses, Facemask Strap
This strap is however, slightly shorter at about 45 cm, for a smaller size person.
The Tourmaline is 3 mm in size, so this is a very dainty and delicate piece.
Added two 6 mm oval shaped Swarovski crystal on both ends, to give it a bit of sparkle :)

Tourmaline Face Mask Strap as Necklace
Tourmaline face mask, eyeglasses strap as necklace.

Some benefits and characteristics of Tourmaline are:
  • Promotes self-worth
  • Promotes love and positivity
  • Healing stones that promotes happiness, serenity and balance
  • Promotes tolerance and Understanding

Tourmaline Eyeglasses Strap
Tourmaline eyeglasses strap.

Tourmaline Eyeglasses Strap
Tourmaline eyeglasses strap.

Tourmaline Face Mask Strap as Layered Bracelet
Tourmaline face mask, eyeglasses strap looks delicate as layered bracelet.

Close up of Tourmaline Eyeglasses Strap
Wire wrapped 6 mm Swarovski crystal as charm.

Beaded Eyeglasses and Face Mask Strap

Watermelon Eyeglasses cum Face Mask Strap

This eyeglasses strap uses 4 mm watermelon beads.
Off to the new owner already.

Watermelon Eyeglasses Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
Eyeglasses strap with Watermelon and wire wrapped Bunga Terung.

Watermelon Face Mask Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
As face mask strap.

Watermelon Face Mask Strap as Necklace
As necklace. Just hook the lobster clasps together.

Watermelon Eyeglasses Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
Watermelon beads and wire wrapped Bunga Terung as eyeglasses strap.

Watermelon Eyeglasses Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
Close up of the wire wrapped Bunga Terung.

Tiger Eyes Eyeglasses, Face Mask Strap
Eyeglasses, face mask strap with 4 mm tiger eyes.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Beaded Eyeglasses, Face Mask Strap Cum Bracelet or Necklace

Black Striped Agate Onyx Eyeglasses Strap, Face Mask Strap

Like it our not, face masks is here to stay for a while.
At least until Covid-19 is gone for good. 
And hopefully, this will be soon. 
How we miss the mask free days when we were out and about.
Now, everywhere you go, face mask is compulsory.
Or else be ready to pay for hefty fine if you got caught without or with your mask down.

I find it a bit troublesome to put on and take off the mask, especially at work while you are alone in your own work station or office. The same when you would like to take a sip of water, take a bite of food or while eating at the pantry or coffee shop.
Most of the time, we will take off the mask and put it on the table if there is nowhere to hang except your arm or maybe or under your chin. 
Yeah, lots of people just pull the mask down under their chins.
The problem with table surface or any other surface, is that we do not know how clean/sanitize it is. Yes, we should be worried about that. 

So, this face mask strap helps to solve this problem.
You don't have to worry where to place your mask anymore. 
It will always be around your neck.

Black Stripe Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap-Front View
Face mask strap with black striped agate onyx and wire wrapped bunga terung.

Material and Components:

The strap or chain consist of these:
  • 4 mm natural black striped agate onyx. Onyx is known to represent strength, focus, willpower. It is believed to imparts self control and confidence and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.
  • 1 pair stainless steel lobster clasps (non-tarnish)
  • 1 pair of wire wrapped "bunga terung" (eggplant flower)
  • Other connectors such as stainless steel jump rings and tubes.
The length of this face mask strap is about 68 cm (~27 in).


Black Stripe Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap Overall view
The length of this face mask strap is about 68 cm, end to end.

Black Stripe Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap Side View
Side view of the face mask strap adorned with the wire wrapped bunga terung.

Style Options:

The best thing about this strap is that it is versatile and practical.
First, you can convert it into eyeglasses or sunglasses strap.
Add a pair of adjustable silicone grips on the temples.
It is very easy to install and remove and fits any size frames.

Unhook from face mask and hook on the eyeglasses.

Black Stripe Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap Front View
Convert it into eyeglasses or sunglasses strap effortlessly.

Black Stripe Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap Side View
Black Striped Agate Onyx Eyeglasses Strap, side view.

Second, you can convert it into a layered beaded bracelet.

Black Striped Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap as Bracelet
Turn the strap into a layered beaded bracelet when not use for face mask or eyeglasses.

Thirdly, you guessed it - convert it into a beaded necklace. 
Just hook both lobster clasps together to turn it into a necklace. 

Black Striped Agate Onyx Face Mask Eyeglasses Strap

Actually, there are at least 2 more options for lets leave it for another day.
Have a great weekend, stay safe and stay healthy.