Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crafty Traveller [Part 2: "Danchung"]

My favorite International Airport to date is in Seoul, South Korea - Incheon International Airport.  I like how they feature and promote their culture to travellers.  It takes 14 hours from Chicago to Incheon and it is relaxing to be able to visit their Duty Free stores and join their free activities while waiting for my connecting flight.

In 2011, the project that I made was a Korean Doll that we covered with hanji paper.

This time, we made a "Danchung" inspired project.  Danchung is often referred to as "decorated shapes of stone-powder paints on buildings of the past and has been usually used to deify palaces and temples."
Time flies fast when you're having fun.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Have a Soupa Great Day! [The 5th BSBP]

Welcome to the 5th Beasd Soup Blog Party hosted by Ms. Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog.
Today is an exciting (and an anxious) day for me as I serve my bowl of soup.  This is my very first bead soup blog and somehow I had "designer blackout" if there is such a word.

My partner was Ms. Melissa Meman.  She gave me a wonderful bead soup - she made the mixed metal focal piece, enameled beads and clasp.  Awesome!
I love how Melissa made the mixed metal focal bead - it looks very interesting and is such a good conversation piece.  Let me share with you the necklace which I call:  "Serenity."
I love the enameled green beads so I worked around it.  The color Green means self-respect and well-being; it is the color of balance and also means learning, growth and harmony. 
 The suspended glass leaves give the piece more character to the neckalce and for me, it symbolizes life in its active form.
Melissa sent me many beads that could be used to create several pieces but since I didn't use everything, I have time to design and create more jewelry.  I will keep you posted of my future BSBP projects.

And now, it's time for you and me to hop on and parteeeeeey!
So grab your bowl of warm soup and start to click away!
There are 200 participants - now that you've visited my blog, you have 199 left more to go.
Have fun!

Hostess, Lori Anderson
Special Book Sneak Peeks, Cindy Wimmer
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Singapore) and Hajer Waheed (Kingdom of Bahrain)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)

21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs

32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)

41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
43.  Evelyn Duberry (Canada) and Gaea Cannaday
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)

76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
82.  Melissa Meman and Michelle Escano-Caballero ---->  YOU ARE HERE!!!
83.  Michelle Jensen and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)