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What Have I Been Up To during MCO (18 Mar to 12 May 2020)

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Today is the 51 day we have been on Movement Control Order (MCO).
The whole world is in some kind of controlled movement or lockdown due to this nasty Covid-19 virus. I hope you, your family, and friends are doing well and you are keeping yourself healthy and safe.

Starting this week, this controlled movement is now known as Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) or MCO5. Basically, some economic sectors/businesses and activities are allowed to take place with conditions. Four persons are now allowed to be in a car provided you are from the same household. There are many many more conditions but I am not going into that.
TBH, I would prefer MCO4 to continue until the 12th of May.

I have been wanting to update here, thinking that during this time I'd be able to post more often.
But behold, Working From Home (WFH) is really WFH.
....just realized that WFH is like working 24/7.

What have you been up to during this time?
Cooking?......baking?......cleaning?.......making wire jewelry?.......start a new hobby or hobbies?.......DIY DIY DIY?.........watch movies/dramas?........surfing the www?........exercising?........reading?........spring cleaning......go over your todo list?....oh there are many things to do if you are not WFH.

As for me, WFH takes up most of my time although I tried to stick to fixed working hours.
Ahh...that doesn't mean I didn't do other things though.
The food photos that people have been sharing online and all over the social media during this time are just too tempting.

So, one thing I discovered during this MCO is that I can BAKE cake.
I don't remember the last time I tried my hand on cake baking...
Must have been like 30 over years ago.
That was a failed orange cake. Or was it a butter cake?
Well, we don't have youtube, smartphones and google at that time.
So, I gave up cake baking after that one failed project.
On top of that, I am not a baking or cooking person.

Thanks to Emily of Emily Secret Passions, I tried out the Basque Burnt Cheesecake.
The reason I gave it a go is mainly because it only involves 5 ingredients and a hand mixer....haha I don't have electrical mixer since I have resigned to the fact that I can't bake. So, I don't have many baking tools and utensils at home....don't laugh...

So here is the result....my first ever burnt cheesecake.

MCO Basque Burnt Cheesecake ready to be eaten
 This is a very tiny cheesecake - 6 inches in diameter

A piece of Basque Burnt Cheescake ready to be eaten
 Ignore those cheese on top. Must oil the knife next time.

MCO Basque Burnt Cheesecake by Wirebliss
I used air fryer for my first cheesecake....easy peasy.

For those of you who think that you don't know how to bake, give this cheesecake a try.
If I can do it, so can you.

Here is the youtube recipe that Emily shared with me:

Have a great day and stay safe, stay healthy.
What have I been up to, to be continued...

Wire Wrapped Bookmark - Little Fish with Pearl

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

The last one from the bookmarks collection is this fish-themed bookmark.
The eye is wrapped with a turquoise 4mm bicone Swarovski crystal.
A little pearl sits at the bottom near the stomach to act as a stopper.

Wire wrapped fish bookmark with Swarovski Crystal and Pearl

Wire wrapped fish bookmark with Swarovski Crystal and Pearl

Wire wrapped fish bookmark between novel pages

Wire wrapped fish bookmark with Swarovski Crystal and Pearl on top of novel cover

Holding a wire wrapped fish bookmark

Wire Wrapped Bookmarks - Flora and Heart Themed

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Continuation of the wire wrapped bookmarks from last few days.
Here is a closer look at the flora and heart-themed bookmarks.
Look at the whole thing here - http://www.wireblissmei.com/2019/12/beaded-wire-wrapped-bookmarks.html
Instead of flat, these bookmarks' end stick out on top of the book.
I use 15ga stainless steel wire for all of them.

Wire Wrapped bookmarks by WireBliss

Wire Wrapped bookmarks by WireBliss

Wire Wrapped bookmarks by WireBliss

Wire Wrapped bookmarks by WireBliss

Wire Wrapped bookmarks by WireBliss

Wire Wrapped Bookmarks - Flat Ends

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Happy First day of the year 2020 to all WireBliss followers, readers, visitors.
I hope this new decade would be a great, happy, healthy, prosperous and successful one for all of you.

To start off the new year will be the continuation of yesterday's post for bookmarks.
We have a closer look at the "flat" bookmarks.
As you can see, the beads sit flat on the surface when in use.

Orange flat beaded sitting nicely
The size of wire is 15 gauge.
Orange Colored Bead Flat Bookmarks in use
  Flowery orange bead, very attractive about 1cm in size.

Pearl Bookmark by WireBliss - Flat

Pearl Bookmark by WireBliss - Flat
Colorful pearl for this one.

Paua Shell Bookmark by WireBliss - Flat
 Paua Shell and clear bead for this one.

Beaded Bookmark by WireBliss - Flat

Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks

Monday, December 30, 2019

Is reading books a dying art?
The answer can be yes or no.
With the internet and modern devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets, ebook readers, etc, etc., our reading habit changes from the physical form of reading materials to digital forms instead.
It's so easy to access millions of reading material online and read to our heart content...of course if we have the time :)
So, what is the use of these beaded wire wrapped bookmarks if we read fewer and fewer books?
Well, some of us still love to hold and read physical books on our hands. 
The feeling of holding a book, the texture of the paper is just different from reading an ebook.
Like me...hehe....but I must admit reading more online though.

WireBliss - Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks
They will look good in your novels...that special look
Cute dangle wire wrapped bookmark with Pearl
This one is with pearl..classic 
Cute Dangle Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks
The reddish-brown (left) is agate while the other one is fire-polished beads
WireBliss - Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks - Dangle with Pearl and Gemstones

WireBliss - Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks - Top Heavy
These three are top-heavy instead of dangling at the side of the book
WireBliss - Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks
They are all made of 15g stainless steel wire
Involved lots of hammering and knocking
WireBliss - Beaded Wire Wrapped Bookmarks
The wire bending to shape the bottom of the bookmark can be torturous. Yikes. Involve lots of finger and wrist power :D 
Still not finish editing and choosing the pics...will continue later.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Lighted Christmas tree with wishes by WireBliss

Simple Yet Elegant Studs with Various Stones

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Been a while but am still here.
Just showing some simple studs completed quite a while ago.
These are based on the "Simple Yet Elegant" stud earrings lesson.

Simple Yet Elegant Studs wire wrapped by WireBliss

Simple Yet Elegant Studs wire wrapped by WireBliss

Simple Yet Elegant Studs Earrings wire wrapped by WireBliss