Craft market

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I participated a craft market with friends. It was snowing outside and unfortunately, we had to close our market earlier due to the cold weather. But it was a wonderful experience for us and we had a great time with our lovely customers.

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I got a painting and a pair of earrings from my friends. They are very pretty, aren’t they? I LOVE them!!!

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初めて友人たちとクラフトマーケットに参加しました。その日はふわふわと舞う雪が街を白く包み、寒くも幻想的な景色でした。上の絵は、花が好きなチリ出身の友人が描いたもので、下のイヤリングはキルギスタン出身の友人が作ったものです。どちらもとても気に入っていて、マーケットが終わった後にふたりから購入しました。

まさか、こんな南の場所で雪が見れるとは!どこからともなく人が集まり、至る所に雪だるまが作られ、大きなおもちゃ箱のふたを使って斜面を滑る子どもたちも沢山いました。

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Organizing tip for beads

A couple of weeks ago, I gave an Origami workshop for an international cultural event. After finished my workshop, I took the rest of Origami papers home and made these small boxes for organizing my beads. This box’s pattern is very easy! I used to make it as a child but had not been doing Origami for quite a long time. Now I am surprised how it is useful for our everyday life! … Origami easy box

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今まで、手元にある色々なビーズをそれぞれ小さなナイロン袋に入れて保管していたのですが、作る度にビニールを開け閉めするのが何とも作業し辛く、個々の包装に包まれたままではイメージがしにくく在庫管理が難しいので、色と形でパッと見て作れたらなぁと考えていました。

インターナショナル文化交流イベントで折り紙ワークショップをした後に、手元に残った折り紙で小さな箱をせっせと作り、色とタイプでビーズを仕分けて机の引き出しにセット。

これが思った以上に使いやすくて気に入っています。

Circle lace earrings

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I got inspiration from my friend’s earrings and made these round shape earrings. They look like lacy crochet motifs. I also made some different color variations and they became my new favorites! While I’m working a cup of coffee is always beside me. That day I made “Wiener Kaffee”. Melted cream made me smile:)

いつだったか友人が付けていたイヤリングからアイデアを得て、オリジナルのパターンを作ってみました。レース糸で編んだクロシェ編みのモチーフのようで、小さなビーズが光を受けてきらりと光る表情が気に入っています。

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Candy earrings

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Yesterday I joined my friend’s beading session and made these earrings. They look like real candies and very pretty! Continue reading “Candy earrings”

Pennant-shaped earrings

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Finally, I decided to connect my beading ornaments with chains and charms. They are so pretty! It is easy to wear them with any casual coordinate. Continue reading “Pennant-shaped earrings”

Listen closely

One evening, while taking some pictures I heard strange chirping sounds from the window. I listened to it carefully. That sounds like the bell crickets. But the rhythm and tone are not my familiar one. Even cicadas are still singing boldly every day, the summer will be disappearing day by day. Then a sense of Autumn is filling up the places where the summer has gone.