Wednesday, August 29, 2012

magnetic clasp

Hong Kong beadstore

After many trips to Kowlooon to the MTR stop at Cham Shi Po (exit A), I finally got to this bead store which stocks Miyuki and Matsuno beads. They only take cash as do the other stores there. They sell in ounces instead of grams and the prices are t he HK dollar which is about 8 to one US dollar. I felt prices were very good. I found Tila beads that were on the latest catalog list and was told they are the only store plus the main store in Taiwan to get them. But mainly I wanted gold beads and did get them. They speak good English and also stock needles, threads, some English books, etc. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Moussaka my way

1 lb ground beef and  1 large onion both fried. Add 1 small eggplant cut up in small pieces, half a red pepper, 2 small cans of t omato sauce, 1/2 cup of white wine, lots of water, salt, pepper and some Italian spice. cook covered on low fire for about one hour.

new brascelet (Jayccee design)

Bracelet design from Jaycee. Uses size 15s 24 karat gold, Swarovski 3mm pink pearls, rice pearls 4x6mm and some size 11 gold beads. 

Monday, August 06, 2012

Earring present

These earrings are for a dear email friend who couldn't find the earrings in red that she wanted so hope she likes these.

Maroon bracelet Ella Des

This is called the Maroon bracelet and is a  pattern available on line from Ella Des. I have also seen a bracelet very similar on a French site with the same name. I really enjoyed making this one and plan on doing it again. Ella des is very talented.

Cha cha bangle

The photo has two bangles with the same beads. The smaller one on the left took several hours to make a nd the larger one over a week. That one was a pattern on Etsy from Debbie von Tronder and the small one was figured out by an Israeli beader called Danni. The stitch is a type of RAW using the new Twin beads.