It's a memorandum about the things I have made or I am making, or I will make and the cats I live with.

by tedukurinoheya

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Bead Necklace

I made a pendant top with Swarovski glass beads and pearl beads.

I gave it to my ex-student who entered university last April.

Here's another.
This is for my daughter to wear in a koto concert.

The ribbon makes it a choker and it looks much more classy.

She has grown to be a beautiful lady.

I am ever so lucky to have a baby girl.

by tedukurinoheya | 2012-09-11 22:29 | bead


Been to the bead shop several times

and making brooches and ornaments,

I decided to make something more advanced.

3 dimension objects' recipes look so complicated.

It seems I could never cope with those.

If you want it it will come, they say. (If you build it???)

One of my acquaintances happened to be really good at bead crafts.

She helped me to walk through this.

Cute, isn't it? Thank you Ms. A!

To hung it you can connect two big pearl beads through a hall at the back.

This is the front face.
Really cute♪ 

It's all done! Well done!
Don't you go oink?

I made it once. I made it 3 times with different materials and sizes.

Oh, sugar! They are incredibly pretty!

My Princess
by tedukurinoheya | 2012-07-22 19:41 | bead

Bead Charms

Once I memorized how to make little charms

I want to make some variations.

Using bigger and better beads such as SWAROVSKI,,,

They sell beads made in China.

Those besds sometimes as good as SWAROVSKI. And cheap.

Maybe people who are fond of SWAROVSKI would protest

but look at these brilliance. Not so bad, is it?

Various beads make various charms.

The impression completely changes depending on the material.

Charms can be used on cell phones and bags.

But I use it on kimono sash.

Like this.

I love this hollyhock kimono. I saw it in the kimono shop in Tsukuba

that my teacher friend took me to saying "everything is really reasonable!"

The shop's merchandise is not always posh or attractive but when you

look thoroughly, you might make a lucky find and a good bargain.

This hollyhock attracted my eyes in a second.

When I got it tailored, the friend brought it to Tokyo for me, because

Tsukuba is such a long way away from my place.

She, as I say very careless, kept it in a paper shopping bag while

she had the kimono and when I got it it had as many wrinkles as it can get.

That made it cheap productand I was really disappointed.

I felt I bought rubbish.

I hung it as soon as I brought it back home to see it could lose wrinkles.

Despite my will they did not disappear, so I had to do ironing.

Wrinkles were gone but I was not sure if it is made with good material.

Feeling rather sad, I folded it and stored it away

like I would never want to see it again.

I thought this perchase was a big mistake.

Then spring came. I was choosing a kimono to go to Chinzanso in Mejiro.

My kimono friends and I go out in kimono from time to time.

Sometimes we visit a posh places like hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants.

Chinzanso was one of those occasions.

It was difficult time- too early to wear a single layered kimono,

but it was too hot and close to early summer to wear a winterly kimono.

Then I found this hollyhock.

When I tried it in front of a mirror, it suited me!

how's this? ;)


Don't I look rather slim? (I'm the left one.)

The lace stole is my mum's, so naturally mine. ;)

I love the stole, too.

The fod was good, the kimono was good.

Nothing to complain!

by tedukurinoheya | 2012-07-22 09:26 | bead


I've been avoiding beads in the past.

Do you wanna know why?

There was a reason.

It's because once I had touched them I could have never stopped!

Here is a proof.

The first one I made.

My daughter's PTA bead lesson takes place during the school fes.

Since I have become a member of it I helped visiters to make a charm.

We had 2 lessons beforehand so that we would be able to teach visiters.

After each lesson, we had homework to make 2 charms.

PTA sold the charms we made at the fes, too.

The back of it.

I added the back because it looked hollow.

Here is the one made last year by senior students' mothers.

And this time, I combined this year's and last year's.
So it has a soild middle.

After making two or three of them, I decided to visit the nearest bead shop.

It's called "Parts club".

I spent so much time since then.

To be continued...

by tedukurinoheya | 2012-07-22 00:35 | bead