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First step

Yoo Hoo! My first step to making practical & beautiful corsages/wedding gifts for my jiemeis – I finally attended my first jewellery-making class @ Novena Sq yesterday evening! =D

The finished product from the first class on stringing.. (for some reason, I have come to appreciate semi-precious stones nowadays – sign of aging? =P)

aventurine-necklace

Made using aventurine (in my fav green), bloodstones & silver beads! =)

Interesting facts on the stones used; well, I like them more for their uniqueness than healing properties! ^^

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. Aventurine is also used to aid nearsightedness, and has a stabilising effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.

Bloodstone is green with distinctive red spots that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. The bloodstone was used to stop bleeding especially nosebleeds. It is also used for circulation of all energy in the body and helps to remove energy blocks, and aids in the circulation of blood. It is good to have several pieces of Bloodstone in the home to increase the flow of life energy.

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[Update as of 31 Jan]

Went for my 2nd class yesterday! =) It’s fun but I must say it’s an expensive hobby -_-”

rose-quartz-necklace

Made using rose quartz beads in 2 sizes, reddish brown garnet, silver ring & silver beads

Interesting facts on the stones used:

Rose Quartz takes its name from the flower because of its translucent and delicate pink colour caused by traces of iron, manganese or titanium. It is often called the ‘love stone’, being associated with forgiveness and compassion and can create a wonderful calming influence. It is soft and delicate, inspiring feelings of love and friendship. It is said to aid the spleen, kidneys and circulation system. Rose quartz also eases sexual and emotional imbalance and can also improve fertility. It makes a lovely gift as a symbol of love.

Garnet is said to the stone of passion and vitality. The word garnet is derived from Latin word called ‘granatus’ which means grain (pomegranate seeds). It is a symbol of fire, truth, courage, faith, grace and compassion; the most popular and common color is reddish brown. Garnet is one of the ancient gemstones used since thousands of years ago, supporting problems like blood deficiency disease and provokes pituitary glands and blood flow. Garnet also fights against depression and protects against negative thoughts; it is to be kept near to the body as its energy is balancing and peaceful. Garnet is birthstone of the month January and anniversary gemstone for the 2nd year of marriage.

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[Update as of 13 Feb]

Went for my third class on 10 Feb (possibly my last lesson as the materials are so expensive!) Check out the necklace below (had to complete it at home – it was too tedious and I just finished it yesterday after a few redos) =P

jade-necklace

Made using olive jade, taiwanese jade & yellow calcite

Interesting facts on the stones used:

Olive jade – New “jade” is available in a no. of green shades including olive, sea green and peridot, and is said to have the same spiritual values as green jade. Because it produces a tranquil mood, it helps to alleviate depressing situations. Like green jade,  new “jade” serpentine can help you get grounded, so you can live with the situation and feel more tranquil while you’re doing it.

The green Taiwanese jade, which comes in a yellow-green or avocado shade, is less hard than the other forms of Nephrite, and is actually a “cousin” of true nephrite. Jewellery from Taiwanese Jade is inexpensive and not always put in solid gold mountings. Sometimes known as “costume jade”, it is a natural gem, and of true color.

Yellow calcite stimulates the intellect and can help one organise intellectual thoughts and information. It also boosts one’s general energy level, and is also very helpful for psychic abilities and meditation. In the physical realm, yellow calcite benefits the stomach, upper intestines, upper back and upper spine.

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The AD (i.e. actual day in wedding jargon)

Haha.. we’ve learnt quite a few jargons used by BTB (i.e. brides-to-be) online from forums such as singaporebrides.com. Of ‘coz, jargons include words like MUA (make-up artist), PG (photographer), WTB (wife-to-be) & HTB (husband-to-be), etc etc. =)

AD is used to denote the day of the customary wedding. Hmm.

Since we’ve secured our house, that becomes the next milestone we have to work towards! =) We’ve started to think abit about the lunch/dinner venue albeit rather frivolously. Have passed the msg to our parents to perhaps start counting the no. of ppl they want to invite. We’re not even very excited about the pre-wedding shoot (i.e. coming up in Apr) ‘coz all we’re thinking about is the house! Oops. I must say furniture-hunting is REALLY fun, more so if you’re a cash cow ‘coz they are all just so expensive and going into the thousands!!! >_<

And I’m starting to think about the corsage for my 姐妹s.. kekeke very fast hor.. =P (I say all of them should have a unique piece! =D)

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