Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's been a while at least 3 weeks I think but i'm not so sure since I touched my pliers / tools and created something out of impulse ... I'd been so , so busy really with travelling lately and when at home , I'm pre-occuppied by my building of other websites and blogs and getting more news & updates in between from other Beading & Jewellery sites.

Truth is, I just realized tonight that I had neglected creating my own jewelries for sometime. So tonight I went to check my boxes and drawers of beads and found my untouched box of Austin Hamilton Lampwork Beads I had imported from Canada more than a year ago! I took out all my armaments ( Pliers and Bead Materials ) and started opening vials & compartments of Sterling Silver Findings for a change coz I always use plated metals. Since these Lampwork Beads are special ones, I prefer to use even much better quality materials to give it more life and importance. Here are the 2 pair of lampwork Earrings I had made ...



#GBER129 = SUMMER HOLIDAY SGD$35

These are Original Austin Hamilton Glass Lampwork Beads which are bold in color and truly attractive to the eyes . I had used 925 Sterling Silver for all the Headpins, Bead Spacers & Bali Sterling Silver Flower Designed Hooks to keep it safely in place.




#GBER128=DAZZLING PINK SGD$30

This 2nd pair of Earrings also had the Austin Hamilton Lampwork Beads as the Focal Drops accented with 925 Sterling Silver Bead caps, Silver Spacers, Swarovski Crystals & Crystal Rondell Beads in Very Light Pink Color.




#GBN054+E=GOLDEN WHEELS ( Fuchsia ) N+E Set SGD$50

This is a long Lampwork Beads Accented Necklace measuring at least 26-30" in lenght with Czech Glass Fucshia Color Beads & Gold Plated Designer Metal Chain . I had created this sometime ago but I took a photo of it only this afternoon which came out ok.






#GBN081+B+E = GOLDEN BLUE N+B+E Set SGD$35

I think I had missed my Pearls that I had mixed some into this design together with some Cathedral Beads & Foil Glass Puff Coin Beads in a lovely Gold & Turquoise Blue Combination. All Metals used are Gold Plated.



#CRCH20 =GOLDEN HARVEST Bracelet SGD$60

Ok, it's been a while since I made any Charm Bracelet too coz whenever I plan to make one, I get distracted when called by friends to lunch meetings , for coffee or tea or even night out to go dancing ( which I prefer the most ! ) somewhere in the city. For this kind of design I always make sure I have at least 3 hrs straight for me to sit and have the item finished . This Bracelet took me at least 2 Hrs at least but it's worth it ... see ?




#GLCH30 = I'll REMEMBER YOU Bracelet SGD$60

So far , this is the chunkiest charm Bracelet I had ever made. Quite heavy coz it's full of Glass Beads although I'm not really accustomed to very chunky ones I like the way this Bracelet feels on the wrist. Heavy so I have to raise my hand and bend my elbow to balance my arm and to release any stress from my wrist and arm. Good Exercise tool though ha-ha !


#SPN0129+E = Aventurine n Lady Bug N+E Set SGD$20


This is a set I had given as a birthday present to my daughter's classmate in Grp 8 from the Hollandse School. It was a cute set with Glass Lady Bugs with Aventurine Round Beads. The Chain is Rhodium so it has a nice shiny finish.





























Monday, April 06, 2009

Now I had the TOP 100 BEADER'S HUB ONLINE Ranking Site going well with all the necessay accessories to make it look convincing and attractive to look at .


Then now is the time to figure out what to do with ISLAND-OF BEADS.COM site for the moment. I'd been revising the layout and pages and it's been taking ages ... I'm not even half way yet ! Tripod is quite slow sometimes but I'm patient enough to deal with it. Maybe because I'm already used to the way they are after 5 years with them .. lol. I'd been trying some logos every now & then and came up with some quite simple looking ones with a tagline compared to the previous colorful logo I had published before . Here they are :


What do you think about it ? as compared to the older one below :



Which one should I choose ?


Saturday, April 04, 2009



Above was the original photo I used for the banner or ISLAND-OF-BEADS.COM . I created this website last December out of I don't know what & why then neglected it just before the Christmas Holidays. Then few days ago, while working on my new laptop, I found the website again and decided to work on it to revise a lot of things .Plus, I had finally decided to put a logo to give it some face . I'm Just not so sure yet what description I could come out to that would nicely fit into this one as compared to MY-SECRET-CORNER.COM. which I'd been using for my beaded jewelries all these years. I guess , this site would be a great home for my tons of beads I have at home ! Only problem I encounter is, I still don't have any description for it . Although the tagline ... " There's a Reason for it " ... sounds ok to me ... for the meantime, still I'm not 100% convinced !

http://island-of-beads.com

The site now looks much , much better than yesterday even if there's still alot of empty pages all over the site LOL !. I had uploaded some beads in it and had started re-arranging the categories but had not been on the item's prices yet. Need a bit of manipulation with Paypal buttons / Shopping cart to get the business starting on this one. Probably a week work ? OMG that would be very fast I must say ! Oh well... I had no sleep for almost 48 hrs now and my eyes are starting to twinkle in broad daylight ... too much work in the internet ... I better go drink more coffee before I take my son to his Judo class , hoping I don't fall asleep and snore there ! I'm soooooo tireeeeeeedddddddddddd!!!! Sigh !!!!