Monday, July 22, 2019

Wire Wrapped Butterfly

Another 2018 project.
A wire wrapped butterfly for the little boy.

Multi colored wire wrapped butterfly by WireBliss

Happy boy with wire wrapped butterfly by WireBliss

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Wire wrapped bracelets - long overdue post

Very belated post of these bracelets and earrings done last year ๐Ÿ™‚
Just basic wrap involved. 
Two wire wrapped bracelets and earrings

Wire wrapped bracelet and earrings

Matching wire wrapped pearl bracelet and earrings by WireBliss

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wire Wrapped Pearl Studs and Tutorial

One of my popular designs - simple yet elegant studs.
Pearl wrapped with 20g wire.
The wraps give them the herringbone weave look.
If you are interested, check out the tutorial here:
Etsy Shop

It is for beginners to intermediate level.
Relatively easy and quick.

Simple yet elegant - pearl studs by WireBliss
 
Simple yet elegant - pearl studs by WireBliss

Simple yet elegant - pearl studs (bronze) by WireBliss

Close up of Simple yet elegant - wire wrapped pearl studs by WireBliss

Simple yet elegant - pearl stud earrings by WireBliss

Sunday, October 15, 2017

BIB Conference 2017 is Back in Kuching

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wire Jewelry - Older Pieces from Simple Yet Elegant Collection

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.
Close up of Cherry Quartz 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.

You can make a pair of these wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss in 30 minutes

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

▼Cherry quartz, tiger eyes and turquoise

Wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss


Saturday, September 09, 2017

Wire Jewelry - Several Pairs Dangle Earrings

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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Rainbows

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

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Wire Jewelry - Wire Wrapped Rose Studs

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.

Close up of stainless steel wire wrapped rose studs earrings

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

Etsy - 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.

Close up of view of side and bottom of wire wrapped rose studs

Front view of the wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss with stainless steel wire

Have a great Sunday.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Offwire - Potato Roses

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 ready for baking in the oven
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 out of the oven

Pretty potato roses ready for the stomach
This one here was back in December last year.
They love having them with creamed corn.
Potato Rose and cream corn on the plate

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

Have a Rosy Sunday.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wire Jewelry - Tree of Life Pendant

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 with peridot, garnet and tourmaline
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 with peridot, garnet and tourmaline

Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant and matching bracelet with peridot, garnet and tourmaline

Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant with peridot, garnet and tourmaline
Minlet with peridot to accompany the TOL pendant.
Wire Wrapped Peridot Bracelet by WireBliss
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.