Beading & craft class / Custom key rings


This Monday, I opened my beading and craft class and we made a custom key ring! Firstly we made a draft on a paper then practiced a metal stamping on a small aluminum blank. It was the first time for almost all of participants so they got a bit nurvous when using metal stamping kit.

Beforehand I gathered some nice words and short sentences for someone who didn’t decide what word to stamp on the blank yet. But it didn’t seem necessary for all participants. Everyone brought their own words like a family name and message and they did really great job! I wish these custom key rings bring them happiness.




Metal stamping


I really wanted to try metal stamping for a long time and introduce it to my beading and craft class! In this way, we can create a personalised and customised accessory by ourselves. I thought it would be very nice to make a something related to the family because all of my students are from all over the world and left from their family for a long time.

Laguna Hanson, Constitution 1857 National Park


乾燥した気候で、山肌は背の低いサボテンなどの植物に点々と覆われた景色を連日見ていたので、 Continue reading “Laguna Hanson, Constitution 1857 National Park”

Ensenada, Baja California


Ensenada の街は、カリフォルニア半島の上部にある海沿いの港町です。とは言え、実は大学や研究施設が集まっていて、友人曰く「南米トップの学術研究都市」らしい。
Continue reading “Ensenada, Baja California”

Visiting friends in Mexico


オーストラリア時代の友人が、メキシコの研究機関で働くこととなりオーストラリアから引っ越してきました。 Continue reading “Visiting friends in Mexico”