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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kelvin Gems- The Charm workshop

Charms or many would like to call them talismans or amulets have been around since ancient times, often associated with magic and religious beliefs, they are to be believed to bring good luck and fortune to it's wearer.

I went to a charm workshop today organized by Kelvin Gems.

At first, i was not too hyped up about it because craft making don't mix well with me in general perspective, but  I decided to tag along anyway.

We were introduced to Angie, our instructor for the day. She showed us the ingredients that we can use to make our own versions of charms.

Some might ask at this point of the post, why would you want to waste your time in making something that you can buy in stores and much more nicer and well crafted.

Well, Angie said something quite true about charms, each charm tells a story of creativity and heart.

Who are you making this for?
What feelings to you have for this person?
Would it make the receiver happy?

These thoughts instantly generates into a unique charm, full of the love and the joy from you to them through the heart.

A handmade charm might not be as pretty or shiny as a well made and bought one, but there is something in the hand made that makes it special and gives it a reason to be cherished by the receiver.

At this moment I realize that it's pretty good to learn a simple way to make a charm, it's just like making a personal postcard to a really nice friend or writing a letter to someone you cherish.

Throwing the fact that I am really bad at it, I gave it a shot.

Angie and her colleague was really helpful throughout the session, not only showing us how to do it correctly but also gave us step by step coaching.

Getting the hang of it, although clumsily working my way through shaping and fine tuning the charms.I was having a lot of trouble with shaping up the hook, lucky Steph (colleague of Angie) helped me a lot by giving me tips and showing me how it's done.

Soon after , everyone was getting into the mood, thinking what to use and what sequence matters the most, even the guys were being very enthusiastic.

Finally, (with much help from Angie and Steph) I finished up a charm bracelet and a pair of earrings.

 So I also got my picture taking with the trainer Angie, who is also an image consultant, haha.

"I had a really fun time at the workshop, gave me an experience that is both educational and eye opening, although I may not be the best at charm making, but I certainly gave it a shot. If I ever want to make something really special for someone, I have the option of going to a near by shop that sells certain charm ingredient then to just spend on a bracelet that is both costly and possess less meaning then a personally made one."-benjaminfoo @
Check Out Kelvin Gems official site as well.

MilkADeal will be having a deal for this workshop session soon.

Stay Tune to find out more in the days to come.


Qi Wen said...

Never have so much fun in a workshop before! Nice one :D

LauraLeia said...

Aaahh I love these kinda crafty stuff! And your bracelet and earring turned out really nice. :)

Koh Kian Fai said...

make a bracelet . . . LIKE A BOSS :P

cutebun said...

So cool eh! I like the charms you made!

benjaminvai said...

Thanks guys, it was really fun. ^^

Xue Ren said...

too bad it's too far. if not i would want to go =(

bendan said...

Love the workshop!!! So much fun fun fun!! XD

Jayren Kwan Hann Yaw said...

The workshop is awesome ! A very fun and interesting workshop . =D

Hilda Milda™ said...

The tortoise charm is so cute, not bad ah your bracelet xD

Nana Eddy said...

weh, I TOTALLY forgot about this! I was planning to go too actually. :(

I see Jayren and Elwyn was there too~ huhuu~

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