Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Batch of Handmade Jewelries

Hi! It's been a long while, I wasn't able to post anything that I hand made the previous months. You've probably wondered what happened to my crafts? Well actually I'm still doing the same stuffs from time time but all my products we're sent to my sister-in-law in ZC, she does the marketing for me in here school. 

Today after so many months I decided to send some of the jewelries that I have sent to my SIL, luckily I was able to take some snaps before sending it to her.

I did some earrings and bracelets for her. Next batch will be delivered soon, for the meantime I have to buy some materials first.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Swarovski Crystals: How are they made?

Do you wonder how this very famous jewelry crystal ever made? Well, Swarovski Crystals do not actually occur naturally unlike other gem stones, instead they are man made. As a requirement in making crystals, they consist of 32 percent lead that allows the materials to withstand cutting and engraving. It was Daniel Swarovski who made the fomula for crystals in 1890.

Originally, crystals were composed of an alkali, silica and lime. Lead was then added to create a better quality crystal. The 32% lead content requirement is needed in order to maximize refraction.

Lastly, to achieve the look of the crystals, they are cut using the same precision-cutting process in which diamonds are cut.

And remember that, Authentic Swarovski Crystals are made only in Austria.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Teacher's Exchange Link List

Visit the following who made it to Vernz Exchange Link Project. Enjoy!

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Brighten Gold and Gems

Here's another read from Good Housekeeping Magazine this time it's how to brighten your gold jewelries and gems and stones attached to it.

Gold chains, pendants, gems can lose its glistening appearance through everyday wear. To bring up their bright image give your gold jewelries a bubble bath by pouring a few drops of mild dish soap into a small bowl of sodium-free seltzer water. Put the jewelry into a small strainer, and place it in the bowl to soak for about five minutes. Brush crevices using soft toothbrush. Return jewelry to strainer and rinse it under running water then dry with a cloth.

For costume jewelry, especially if stones are glued rather than set, dab a cloth into the bubbly solution and gently wipe smudges, then rinse with cloth dampened in plain water. Pat dry and lay the pieces upside down so that moisture won't soak into the setting,

That's it. Hope this short tip will help you too.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Make Your Silver Jewelries Sparkle

I have neglected this blog for some time now because I was so busy with my day job and wasn't able to do any handcrafted jewelries for almost 3-months already. I just hope I will be able to do new pieces to showcase to my sister-in-law's co-teachers at the opening of school year on June 2010. In the meantime, I wan't to share something about caring and cleaning your jewelries that I have read in an article written at the Good Housekeeping Magazine.

You can retain the shining moments of your favorite silver jewelries with no spacial products needed.

Tarnish is the enemy of silver jewelries. How about trying this methods:

1. For items that are merely dull, filmy or staring to discolor, mix a few drops of mild soap with warm water and dip in a soft cloth. Rub cloth wet with solution to jewelry, then rinse in cool water and dry using clean dry cloth.

2. For heavier tarnished silver jewelry, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (don't use tissue paper, this may scratch your jewelry). Work the paste into the crevices, turning the cloth as it gets gray. Rinse then dry.

Note: Don't soak the silver, this will speed up the tarnish rather than removing it.

Simple cleaning tip you can try.

Leave some message if you got good results. Have a Nice Day.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentines Balloons

I have been neglecting this page for quite sometime now maybe because I was busy with my day job and wasn't able to create handcrafts which is the main purpose of this page. Anyway while waiting for something that I have created I'll be posting a photo instead that I have took in one of the shopping mall here in Iligan City. Since its almost Valentines Day colors, hearts, balloons are everywhere and here's an example.

Good subject for Color Carnival right?

Visit Color Carnival for more colorful photos.


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sapphire Crystal Rosary

This is my blog about my handcrafts and creations and I'm enrolling this one to one of the coolest meme that I recently found the "Blue Monday".

Sorry if I wasn't able to post the BM badge yet, I got uploading errors on photobucket here at the office, I'll do it tonight at home.

My first entry for BM is one the Holy Rosaries that my friend who's in Qatar right now asked me to create, made of blue (sapphire) swarovski crystals and sterling silver. I sent this item to her together with 12 more items she requested, all are my creations too (yippee!).

My first entry for Blue Monday and more to go on the next Mondays to come.

More photos of blue HERE.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

CC#4 - Kasadya Festival

One of the contingent of the Kasadya Festival 2009 Street Dancing Competition held in Iligan City, Philippines.

Group of students from different schools in Iligan and neighboring municipalities came to participate in the yearly competition to celebrate the feast of St. Micheal the Archangel.

The feast grace the city of Iligan every 29th of September each year.

Join us @ Color Carnival.


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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lovely Spice Jars

Color Carnival is back Yipppeee!

For 2010 here's my first share for the very colorful meme in the world, "Lovely Spice Jars" in the Kitchen.

More colorful photos here.

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Meet Bambam

Happy New Year!

Meet the newest member of our family Bambam.

Mocha was our pet back in Zamboanga but unfortunately we weren’t able to bring her with us when we moved to Iligan City last year, we left her in my brother’s care.

On December 24, 2009, Manong Arman my elder brother came to Iligan City with his family for Christmas vacation. He then brought Bambam instead of her mother Mocha as a Christmas present. She is the daughter of Bamboo my brother’s Terrier and Mocha my Japanese Spitz.

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