WHIMSICALMQUIRKY HANDMADE MALAYSIA

WHIMSICALNQUIRKY HANDMADE MALAYSIA
Welcome to my handmade craft blog where you can find handmade gifts for family and friends.
Items handmade in this blog are not mass produce and each product is personalised
and custom made 100% by me.
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Jewelry Making Benefits For Kids

few days back, my friend suggested that i do some research about how jewelry making hobby can benefit growing children. As we all know, art and craft is always one of the subjects in every school education module. why is that so?  i have not gone into depth with regards to this but what i have found so far has definitely made me glad that i have been doing craftwork with my kids as young as they were 3 years old!


My kids enjoy making jewelry and ever since i started teaching them the more creative part of wire working jewelry, they have become more and more creative beyond my expectation. just shows that there is no age boundary to creativity and skill. Children are like sponges. they will absorb everything we teach them and lets just instill good positive ones and hope it will stay on with them and pass on to future generations to come.


so with whatever little information i have manage to "google" so far, let me share some with you.


:)


M







BENEFITS OF ARTS AND CRAFTS - JEWELRY MAKING FOR KIDS


Young children are very active. They are learning so many different things such as dressing themselves, eating properly and being social. Everything that a child does is a critical part of his or her development and a very important part of their life. You hear a lot about crafts for young kids and how important it is to introduce them to making crafts but have you ever wondered why it is so important?
There are many benefits associated with introducing young children to crafts.

  • Crafts help to inspire the imagination and creativity
  • It keeps the child active and entertained in a positive way
  • It encourages hobbies
  • They make great family gifts
  • Crafts provide a sense of accomplishment for the child
  • It gives the parent a little extra free time


Crafts can be almost anything that you can imagine. For instance, kids can draw their own pictures and color them. They can cut pictures out of magazines and glue them on construction paper or put together a scrapbook. Making jewelry or macrame are crafts that children love. Even knitting and crocheting are excellent crafts for kids that help to build character.


Most of the time you can find everyday household items that can be used in craft making. Add some colorful construction paper, glue, crayons, paint or markers designed for children and who knows what you can come up with. You can also buy craft kits that can make specific designs by following simple easy directions.


Kids learn fast and the crafts they do today could turn into future hobbies they can always enjoy. Crafts help to build the character and self-esteem that children need to make it through this life. Help your child develop his or her creativity by introducing them to crafts at an early age. 


Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lisa_A_Mason







The Art of Living With the Help of Jewellery Making


Everybody loves buying and wearing jewellery. But there are some people who love making them too. Apart from the jewellery maker, the goldsmith etc., there are people who love making jewellery as a hobby. Making jewellery can be quite a satisfying and fulfilling hobby. It also brings about positive changes in us. And therefore many parents and schools encourage this hobby among children. In this article we are going to look at some of the benefits that jewellery making brings about in our life. 

Jewellery making is a creative activity - and therefore it
enhances creative thinking. This creative thinking also trickles to other aspects of life as well. If you are involved in jewellery making, your hobby helps you think creatively in various situations in life. You start to resolve problems in a creative way. Everything you do, has a touch of elegance in it - and that would also impresses not just yourself, but also others who come in touch with you.

Jewellery making also
improvises your organisational skills. You tend to grow an uncanny sense of how things are to be done and where and how the resources would get utilised. It builds your concentration power and you can focus on things pretty well. And having a strong ability to focus and concentrate is very helpful and critical in every sphere of life.

Helping your children take part in this activity would not only help them build these soft skills, but also apart from these,
jewellery making would instil self confidence in them. If you too are actively involved in your child's project, it will help you spend quality time with them. They would connect with you better and that would strengthen the bond of love further. Having made the 
jewellery, your child can wear them and this in itself is a great pleasure - a great feeling of exhilaration.



written by paul shane. Paul Shane cherishes a hobby of studying and collecting Jewellery, to dig out the making and story behind them, especially the rare or exquisite ones, also the Pearlsbeing used for manufacturing the jewellery. He also loves studying consumer behaviour related to jewellery selecting and buying. At present he is associated with a leading group called E-Beads Limited.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"buttons, spirals and swirls..." by SNA

,words can't describe how i felt when my apprentice showed me her latest work.
soon there will be more demand for her designs than mine! ;)







Thursday, November 26, 2009

Arwen Bracelet: Bare Copper - sold








an original design by M

Constructed using non-tarnish natural copper Artistic Wire, glass crystal and clear crystal quartz.

This bracelet is available for remakes only.
For remakes: please give me your wrist measurement

Price: RM95
[inclusive of shipping and handling and gift box]

for rest of world:
Price: USD40
[inclusive of shipping and handling and gift box]

Jasmin's Crafty Mind

Not to be left behind, aisyah's sister JASMIN.
Jasmin is only 9 years old, but obviously VERY ambitious. She wants to be just like her big sister and mum and proudly crafted these two rings [with one more coming up soon] as part of J's Ring Triology :)  by applying the circle of life wrapping method i taught her earlier.

I love to do art and craft with my kids because it encourages them to  think. I encourage them to come up with something new and creative.















Jasmin decided to make it into a pendant to give to her cousin sha sha as a birthday present :)




Aisyah's Creations



This posting is dedicated to aisyah. She loves art very much and very passionate about her craft. As my apprentice, part of her task is to re-construct my jewelry designs using pictorials i created as her guide. To know whether my pictorials worked or need more detailed instructions,she will test it for me.  if its an effective tool, she need not ask me anything but if she needs more information then i know that the pictorial has some flaws.






I encourage every student of mine to be creative in their own way. No doubt getting ideas from beading mags, books and tutorials can help but coming up with something new is always a challenge.

One method i taught aisyah is to start something with an open mind and heart. To get  ideas thru this way is very difficult but once you get the idea..it will just flow from your heart and into your work.

To come up with an original work sometimes can finish up to one full spool of wire...but as we all know to succeed, you must first fail. With all the techniques and patterns we are so familiar with, apply some of these but make it your own.

The bracelet below is designed and crafted 100% by Aisyah. With no reference, she twisted the wires and added the beads as how she feels would look right to her eyes. No doubt  its a tad rough, but with some polishing, she can be very shiny in this craft :) After all, aisyah is only 15...and she has a long way to go.
well done!









an original design by SNA







Tree Of Life: Sakura

This is my first attempt crafting this very popular design, Tree of Life.















Sunday, November 22, 2009

IN2WIRE CRAFT WORKSHOP Announcement





venue: beading.com.my store 
date: 5th december 2009


time: 2-5pm 
class module and fees : 


1.spiral bracelet and crystal earrings 
for beginners, rm95
 



during this class, you will learn to make the two jewelry projects above including jump rings, other variations of spirals and hooks.


2.mi amore earrings and arwen bracelet 
for intermediate rm125


 









during this class, you will learn to make the two jewelry projects above including jump rings, variations of wire weaving and hooks.





class fees are inclusive of materials for the projects and course fee. Tools are not included but available for students to use on loan. Students also have the option to purchase their own tools for class use.


For class bookings, please go to 
http://beading .my



address and location for BEADING.COM.MY,
25-1, jalan wangsa delima 10,
D'wangsa, wangsa maju







Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mi Amore Earrings


This is one of of the projects for my class module. I will teach you how to construct the frame, wire wrap it with beads, and ear hooks.




front view




front view




front view







back view



back view




back view

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Come Fly With Me... Bracelet (sold)





an original design by M

This very chunky bracelet is constructed using non-tarnish brass Artistic Wire, smoky quartz stone bead, large butterfly shape czech glass bead.

Price: Rm80
[inclusive of shipping and handling, gift box]

for rest of world:
Price: USD36
[inclusive of shipping and handling, gift box]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

IN2WIRE CRAFT WORKSHOP Announcement

Hello...hello! :)

.....school holidays are coming soon and i am organising a beginner workshop. Classes will be conducted in Ampang - Wangsa Maju  area, tentatively 5th-6th December 2009.

Anyone who is interested to participate please email me for more details.

Take care :)

M

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Busy Blue Day 2 - Customize Order



Emerald City 2 - Customize Order















Arwen Bracelet
















Constructed using non-tarnish silver plated Artistic Wire, large clear quartz crystal.









an original design by M

Constructed using non-tarnish silver plated copper Artistic Wire, glass crystal and clear crystal quartz.

This bracelet is available for remakes only.
For remakes: please give me your wrist measurement

Price: RM95
[inclusive of shipping and handling and gift box]

for rest of world:
Price: USD40
[inclusive of shipping and handling and gift box]



Vintaj Swallow Bracelet



















an original design by M

Constructed using VINTAJ brass wires from USA, VINTAJ brass swallow connector from USA, large smoky quartz crystal.

This bracelet is available for remakes only.
For remakes: please give me your wrist measurement

Price: RM140
[inclusive of shipping and handling and gift box]

for rest of world:
Price: USD65
[inclusive of shipping and handling and gift box]