Monday, 15 October 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 14



You have seen this bangle before. It is the Pandora Moments Silver Padlock Flourishing Hearts Bangle. It is a limited edition Mother's Day 2018 piece. If you love it, try and get it soon before it is sold out. It comes in a special lovely box too.



I used the Autumn 2018 collection Grains of Energy Safety Chain as a design element. From left Explosion of love charm, Flourishing hearts charm, Pink enamel flower charm (retired), Paw silver charm and Lock your promise clip.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

WIOSNA 2018 WIP 2



This is Scheme A Country Kitchen. I started Rounds 1-3 with Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 682 Country Grape Dark. Rounds 4-6 are tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 160 Country Kitchen. The next round will also be a colour change. Come back soon to see which colour. 

Monday, 8 October 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 13



More items from the Pandora Autumn 2018 collection. 

When I went to the Pandora store, I had no intention of getting any Pandora shine items but I just loved that limited edition Pandora Shine Circle of seeds ring so much. I could not bring myself to get the matching items like the pendant, bracelet and earrings though I may regret it one day. 

Instead I picked up the Pandora Shine Floating grains charm dangle and two Pandora Shine Seeds of elegance clips. They are on the Moments two tone clasp bracelet with Celebration of love spacers, Pandora Shine Honeycomb lace charm and the Locked hearts openwork charm.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Flower Bed



I went a bit closer to have a look to see what those pretty flowers were.



No flowers, just lovely leaves in a mix of greens and reds. This is the landscaping outside Paragon Orchard.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Lavender Doily 2 Complete (LHO 10)




This is done. The last round seems a little short and looks pulled. It reminds me of a dinner plate because of the colour change. Picotsnkeys asked if I was going to do another colour change - but I did not. Kathy, the centre is not difficult as long as you have a picot gauge.

Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 641 Lilac dark and Col. 646 Purple iris light. The pattern is from page 71 of Lee Hye-oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer.

Now I can concentrate on tatting Renulek's WIOSNA 2018.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Pandora Rings Spring 2018 Collection



I recently got these rings using the Pandora Get more for less promotion. They launched earlier this year but I did not get them then. 

On the index finger is Heart Swirls sterling silver and cubic zirconia. 
On the ring finger is the Glorious Blooms sterling silver with aqua blue, royal purple and vivid green crystals. 

I could not find the other seasonal ring called Multi-colour arc of love ring in store. If I do find it, I might get it during the next Pandora promotion.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

WIOSNA 2018 WIP 1

Thank you for your vote contribution to help me pick colours for this WIOSNA 2018 pattern by Renulek.
You can link to her blog pattern or Etsy shop. Thank you Renulek.

Please see my blog post for picking the colour scheme. I have also added all the Lizbeth colour codes for the schemes as suggested by Michelle. Thank you Michelle.

Below is what I have tatted so far in Lizbeth Size 40 thread in Col. 682 Country Grape Dark for Rounds 1-3.



Monday, 1 October 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 12



I recently purchased many items from the Pandora Autumn 2018 collection. In the photo above, the rings and muranos are from that collection. 

I love the Pandora Rose Enchanted crown ring with the black crystals so I got the two rings a few days after the launch. I had to visit two different stores as each store only had one piece in each size.

On the Moments Pandora Rose bangle are the pink mix archs of love clip, iridescent white glass murano followed by the Pandora crown O in the centre.

The other small black crystals bracelet is not Pandora but I thought it made a nice combination with the rings


Friday, 28 September 2018

Tatting on K Drama



I watch Korean Drama quite frequently. I was flipping channels one night on the cable tv and came across this. I was not following this series but was surprised to see tatting worn here. Quite elegant. She had the same black bracelet on the other wrist too. Sorry for the blurred photo as I had to quickly take a photo from the tv screen. The K drama is called Another Miss Oh.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 3 Completed (LHO 9)



I have no choice but to stop tatting here, short of one row to completion. I did not realize how much thread I needed for this pattern. I used thread that I have no option to repurchase and I used up the ball. The only other colour I have in this thread is white but it would look strange. So it is completed. It ruffles a little and the rings of the 'spokes' are elongated from the blocking.

Tatted in Victor cotton thread #40 in cream, it measures 15 inches across. The pattern is from Lee Hye-oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer on page 19.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Lilac Gladiolus



I have not seen this colour for gladiolus before. They are usually red, pink, white, yellow and orange. I saw these at a hotel lobby recently. So pretty! 

I remember my mom made a flower arrangement for Sunday church service once. I think she paired them with spider orchids from her garden and the pink Honolulu creeper growing wild near our house. Amazing, what you choose to remember from childhood.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Picking Colours WIOSNA 2018

Have you seen Tat-ology Fox on Instagram? She is tatting Renulek's WIOSNA 2018 pattern in beautiful autumn colours. The last WIOSNA pattern I tatted was also influenced by Fox. That was in a variety of purples. You can see it here.

I think I am going to copycat Fox and tat one too. I had lots of fun picking out thread. I have 3 colour schemes for consideration. Will you help me choose? In each, I picked a variegated thread and chose other solid colours to compliment it.



Scheme A Country Kitchen
Lizbeth Col. 160, 637, 661, 682 & 700




Scheme B Herbal Garden
Lizbeth Col. 179, 668, 675, 681, 693 & 697



Scheme C Purple Marble
Lizbeth Col. 173,  605, 606, 607, 643, 646 & 647

Which would you choose?

Monday, 24 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 11



This bracelet features a black and white palette. I love the retired black and white charms. They are all brand new charms except for one pre-owned Forget me not onyx charm I got from Etsy. 

From left to right: Pandora black enamel flower clip, Pandora silver CZ nautical black pave lights charm, Pandora openwork black enamel flower charm, Pandora white orchid dangle, Mystic floral enamel charm, Pandora black forget me not onyx charm and another Pandora black enamel clip.



Friday, 21 September 2018

At the National Museum of Singapore



These were 2 exhibits from the Signature Art Prize 2018 Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation. Top is a paper collage on Buddhist monk robes "Untitled ( Hua Lamphong)" by Thasnai Sethaseree from Thailand.

Below that is "The Infinite Episode" by Jitish Kallat, dental plaster sculptures of 20 sleeping animals from the different continents. The artist describes this as an animalian utopia.




Lunch at the Food for Thought cafe in the museum: Hawaiian Portobello Burger and Satay Beef Rice Bowl.



Wrought iron spiral staircase restored and relocated. It was once the only entry point to the roof of the building, supposedly haunted.



This is the swinging chandelier "Wings of a rich manouevre" by Suzann Victor. Read more about it here. Visit in the evening to see the lighting effect.


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP 3 (LHO 10)



Tiny rings and chains. You cannot see the design element yet. Hopefully in the next rounds. Will I regret changing thread colours? I had to as the remaining thread would not be sufficient to finish the pattern.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Mother of Pearl Earrings



The last visit to the local bead shop, I found these earrings. I love mother of pearl and this mosaic MOP reminded me of the Pandora Essence charm. These earrings were sitting in the revolving showcase beckoning. I initially found it a little too blinding because of the crystals but I soon grew to love it so much that I could not resist adding it to my basket. The lady at the shop told me that they come ready made from South Korea.

I spent an hour at the bead shop browsing and shopping. What a lovely time! 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 3 WIP ( LHO 9)



It has been a little slow. Added only 2 rounds and it seemed never ending. That is what happens when there are many other tasks and distractions.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 10



This is the Pandora Rose mesh bracelet stacked with the Freshwater pearl and ruby stretchy bracelet.

On the mesh bracelet is the Pandora Rose Pave heart clip, Her Majesty spacer with purple cubic zirconia, Pandora Rose Floating locket dangle with the pink LOVE petite locket charm. 

I love the Pandora Rose Collection. You can change the petite charm inside the floating locket dangle. I do find that water gets into the locket when I wash my hands but it dries up after some time. Can't wait to get the Floating Locket ring too.


Friday, 14 September 2018

Tube Sculptures Revisited





Remember these
Well, they were still there and I promised you details. 



Thursday, 13 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP 2 (LHO 10)



Simple but beautiful. I am glad you agree too. Reminds me of a lotus flower. It is not done but I cut and tied the threads because I want to change thread colour. Come back and see it next week.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Visiting National Museum Singapore

A friend and I spent an afternoon at the National Museum in July. We planned to meet at 10:30 am but I went to the wrong venue as I thought we were to meet at the National Gallery. No matter, after some walking and a short bus ride. I was there, 15 mins later.  We spent a couple of hours at the exhibits before and after lunch. I have lived in Singapore for over 30 years but it was my first visit to this museum. It was a lovely afternoon. Have you visited a museum recently?



Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP (LHO 10)



This is a new pattern from Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer by Lee Hye-oon. I am using Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 641 Lilac Dark. It starts with long picots and each round ends with a split chain. Looks simple.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 9



This week, I mixed it with two Swarovski crystal pearls in creamrose.

From left to right: Pandora Shimmering lace charm, Swarovski creamrose crystal pearl, Crystallised floral openwork charm, Swarovski creamrose crystal pearl and Glittering shapes charm.

My favourite in this bracelet is the Glittering shapes charm.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Freshwater Pearl & Gold Bracelet



This one is for days when I feel the need to stack with the gold two toned Pandora bracelet. The freshwater pearls have a gold tinge and I paired them with Swarovski bicones for sparkle and a gold focal bead. 

Stretchy bracelets should not be too tight as it will leave temporary indentations on your wrist. It should not be too loose either. It should sit nicely with a tiny gap between your wrist and bracelet. I feel that will be most comfortable. Of course the stretchy thread will need to be replaced as it will get worn out or loose its stretch. Try to do that before it breaks or risk loosing your beads. 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Tatting for Nectar 8



This is the last one.
In total eight.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Pandora Charm Earrings







I purchased the earring charm barrels recently so that I could wear charms as earrings. The fish hooks are also Pandora which I bought from Rue La La earlier. I am pleased! 

I have tons of earrings. Why do I need more? 

Well, these are Pandora Rose. I only have a few rose gold earrings. Love these Pandora Rose White Primrose Meadow charms! Perfect to match the Pandora Rose bracelet or bangle.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 2 (LHO 9)



I am so glad I listened to your comments on the last post on this. I had started the next round but made a mistake after a few repeats. Cut and ended it. Then came your comments. So I picked up my shuttles and decided to continue. Glad I did!

Now to continue with this Lee Hye-oon pattern and complete Elizabeth Doily 3. Pattern can be found in Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring & Summer. Come back to see it in a couple of weeks.


Monday, 3 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 8



This is the limited edition Mother's Day 2018 Pandora Moments Silver Padlock Bangle Flourishing Hearts. I love this bangle, especially the lovely padlock clasp. I just got it in July 2018. As with all new clasps, you need to practise putting it on and taking it off. I just love how pretty it is. I find it easier than the heart clasp and the cubic zirconia signature clasp.

Here I paired it with the Pre-Autumn 2018 Spinning Hearts of Pandora charm. The two inner rings are moveable. A little difficult to manoeuvre, worn on the wrist but if you wear it as a necklace, you can spin away your anxieties. 

In this collection, I also purchased the Pandora Rose Crown O and the Spinning Pandora Signature Dangle. Hope to show how I wear it soon.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Freshwater Pearl & Ruby Bracelet



The ruby briolettes were bought in Bangkok years back. It came in a long strand and it was quite pricey. The tiny faceted beads in between the freshwater pearls were from the local bead shop. As you can see the colour of the tiny beads are light pink compared to the briolettes.

Anyway this is an unusual way to use the briolettes but I like how it turned out. Another bracelet to add to my collection.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Tatting for Nectar 7



I think one more of these will complete this project. This one is tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 Sunshine and Lemon. At this point, tatting this is therapeutic.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Pandora Bracelets of the Week 7



Pandora Moments Silver Bangle with Pandora Rose clasp.

From left to right: Pandora rose dazzling daisies clip, Silver shimmering lace charm, Pandora rose filled with romance charm, Royal blue nature's radiance charm, Pandora rose heraldic heart charm, Silver glittering shapes charm and Pandora rose dazzling daisies clip.





Pandora Moments Silver Open Bangle with logo caps.

From left to right: Abstract silver with faceted royal blue crystal charm, Aqua heart charm and another Abstract silver with faceted royal blue crystal charm.



Two bangles stacked together. Strong colours give the bangles focus. I think it is a nice contrast with the silver and the Pandora rose. Although blue is not my favourite colour, I seem to have many blues in my wardrobe. It should match very well. 

Both the aqua heart and the royal blue nature's radiance charms are stunning. It was love at first sight for the aqua heart but the royal blue nature's radiance seems to grow on me.




Friday, 24 August 2018

Freshwater Pearl & Spinel Bracelet




I made this stretchy bracelet for myself. I prefer wearing stretchy bracelets on yoga days. It is more comfortable and east to take off and put back on. Love the colour of these freshwater pearls. I must have bought this strand from the beading shop years back. I have a lot of beading supplies from that time. The tiny black faceted spinel was a new purchase. I also got some sapphire, ruby, ruby zoisite and amethyst faceted beads to play with. They are really tiny (2-3mm) but quite pretty. Whenever I see them, I can only imagine how the tiny beads are being faceted.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Tatting for Nectar 6



I think the black petals really stand out and it will go with any colour background. My project continues.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Snacking



Snacking is not good. But this should be healthier than my favourite Lorenz balsamic vinegar potato chips. Or is it? Perhaps just stick to carrots or oats.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 6





This week's bracelet is purely Pandora.

From left to right: Heart clip, Paw silver charm, Black bubbles murano, Heart of winter hanging charm, White Fizzle Murano, Oriental fan silver charm and the Heart clip.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tatting for Nectar 5



This beige has a very slight tinge of green. Or am I imagining it? Anyway this is tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 in black and natural. The photo is shaded on one side. Its taken with natural light but there is a shadow on the left side.