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Hibiscus and other blooms

 

 

Yellow Orange Hibiscus
Yellow Orange Hibiscus

Blooms are what I love to look at to perk up my day. There were so many different flowers which I managed to view lately. Here is a collection of random flowers which I captured.

Light pink bloom
Light pink bloom

I can’t remember where I spotted this but it was during one of my trips to Taiwan.

purple bloom
purple bloom

I spotted these at a small plot during the Rose Festival exhibit that we visited in February this year.  They were certainly lovely blooms to have in a mini garden and I do hope to plan such flowers if I do get the opportunity .

Gnomes in the garden
Gnomes in the garden

I love these little statues of gnomes in the garden. They surely give the garden some character.

Another garden gnome
Another garden gnome

This one had a sign which said ” Home Sweet Home”.  They really brighten up the garden and make it more cherry.

Butterfly  on a plant
Butterfly on a plant

I saw this butterfly which had settled on the edge of a plant. I think it was savoring the nectar from the tiny purple flower.

White blooms
White blooms

These white blooms were not on bushes but on trees. It was an amazing sight to see.

An electrifying purple bloom
An electrifying purple bloom

This particular flower was certainly eye catching. The last time I saw something similar was in Jeju island,  South Korea  3 years ago.

Have you been admiring any flowers lately?

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Jewelry Making in Taiwan

 

The rings that R and I made.
The rings that R and I made.

During the recent pre- anniversary holiday trip R booked a couple jewellery making workshop for  us to try out. It has been a long time since we attended a couple workshop.

If my memory doesn’t fail me it was the 2nd couple workshop which we  have attended together. The first one was a cooking workshop back in 2012 at TOTTS,

The jewelry workshop
The jewelry workshop

There were many stations for students at the Jewelry workshop.   There were about 5 couples and a single lady which attended the 2pm Saturday workshop that we signed up for.  It was really interested to see what went into the making of a silver ring.

Another view of the workshop
Another view of the workshop
The window view onto the road below
The window view onto the road below
The tools that we used
The tools that we used

It was the first time for me to be in a hands on workshop which involved the use of tools. I had fun playing with the different hammers and even used the blowtorch for wielding.

The apron that we had to use before starting the session.
The apron that we had to use before starting the session.
The key ring
The key ring

Each participant in the workshop had to use the key ring to self measure the size of the ring that would be made.  I was contemplating on whether to make a ring for index finger or my ring finger. In the end I decided on the ring finger as it would certainly sit more comfortably then on the index.

Engraving tools
Engraving tools

We started off the lesson learning how to engrave and were given copper plates to try out chiseling in the letters to form words.  It took me some time to decide what to engrave on my ring and after much consideration I decided on carving in our 5 names.

Our instructor for the day
Our instructor for the day

The pretty instructor taught us how to use the different tools that we will be using on our work bench. You can see her above giving instructions on how the blow torch was to be used.

The instructor showing how to knock the ring to size.
The instructor showing how to knock the ring to size.

We were taught how to knock the ring to expand it to our chosen size. It was interesting that a single piece of silver was able to shaped and molded into different sizes.

Creating the design for our double band ring
Creating the design for our double band ring
The finished product
The finished product

It took nearly 2.5hrs from start to finish to make the silver rings. It was certainly an experience which  both of us would treasure.

Have you made your own jewelry?

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