I have been missing my mum terribly since she left back to Malaysia. and everytime i look at her boxes of beads, upstairs in her room i miss her even more. she LOVES beads. she makes her own necklaces, earings, bracelets and now her own watches. she sells them and i'm ever so proud of her. we would go to the local craft shops every week and come home full of excitement! we can spend hours and hours there. she'll head straight to the beads section, while i go to the paper and embellishments section!
Mum's got lots of talent and beading is definitely one of them. it takes a lot of patience to actually turn them beads into necklaces, combining the colours and layering them, not to mention threading them. tried making my own but sadly, i dont have the skill. so what i did was instead of stringing them, i gathered a few types of beads (some i got from her box), arranged them into a bouquet of flowers and pasted them.
This needs patience too cause some beads simply wont stick! and the ones i used were rather small. but that's the thrilling bit, you see! i'm gonna do a few more of these, in a different colour and frame it up. hopefully by next time she's here, it'll be on her craft table, upstairs in her room.
My mum's definitely a gem. this one's for you mum. missing you so so much. come back soon. i love you loads!