Learning Art and Craft – Making My Own Jewellery

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I always very jealous of people who can come out with art & craft masterpiece so easily. I like art & craft but I have been keeping on telling myself that I am not good at it and I do not have the talent at it. After years and years of telling myself that I am not good at art & craft, I realise, this is a bad habit and I am absorbing negative energy into my body.

When I am telling myself I am not good, I actually have shut my heart that I am not good, but after I learn Super Life Secret Code, I just notice that if I do not try it, how would I know that I am not good. Complaining will not lead me to anywhere.

There is where I decided to take up some art & craft classes. Last year, I went and studied Graphic design at IACT College. I love it. I start learning how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Is interesting but I need more practice. This year, I decided to explore on accessories. As my husband is growing his essential oil business so I decided to learn some DIY accessories to tie up with his business.

So I found Elegant Jewellery Studio on Facebook. They do sell jewellery as well at the same time, they are passionate to teach people who are interested in exploring on jewellery to be part of their hobby or as an additional income. To me, I join because I wanted to find my passion at the same time, I want to see what I can assist in helping my husband.

Elegant Jewellery Studio is inside Shangri-La Hotel shop lot,  1st floor. Honestly, I did not know that hotel has such thing. As I am not familiar with the place, so I took a Grab service from Jalan U-Thant. I only need to pay RM7.00. Easier and convenient as parking is an issue there unless you part at Hap Seng, all day RM4.00 on weekend it seems.

I start with basic classes. This basic class of 3 hours cost RM198.00. In the basic class, I learn how to do a necklace, bracelets and a pair of earrings. Tadaa~~~ It looks simple, but it took me 3 hours to complete this set of accessories. Maybe because I am not familiar, that is why I will need more practice. Practice makes perfect.

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I bought the whole set of tools that needed to do own jewellery. These whole sets cost me RM299.00. They come with pliers but I told them I already have one set at home, I do not need the pliers, so they exchange the pliers with a pair of diamond earrings hook. Is interesting. I do not mind explore more.

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I am taking all these changes very seriously now because I do not want to live sadly with full of complaining about my life. Is draining up my energy. Life can be colourful and interesting if I following the right path. Let’s enjoy our life~~

Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturizer

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17 days in the year 2018 has gone and I have been continuing reviewing myself by note down at my Kittypiggy Colourful Life blog. As I am not an adventurous person, it will end up my life is too simple that people will always tell me that my life is very boring.

So I am trying to make a change. In the year of 2018, I want to be more adventurous and try new things. I never had any interest with anything except watching YouTube, reading a novel, listening to music and most important sleep. In the year of 2018, I have found a new interest which is DIY own healthy products. Firstly, I save a lot of money because healthy products are expensive. With some good brands, it will cost me a boom. Secondly, by doing my own products, I able to control the scent that I prefer. Third, life is short, I am enjoying myself with the DIY products.

A few days ago, my husband has tried up again to DIY own moisturizer. This time around, we put few 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 5 drops of Tea Tree Moisturizer.

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Why we use Lavender and Tea Tree?

First of all, Lavender scent able to make you more relaxing and calm. Not only that, it can be used for healing purpose too.  There are few benefits of Lavender essential oil as explain in Alternative Day website.

  1. For acne
    • Lavender oil able to penetrate pores to kill bacteria.
  2. For skin lightening 
    • Lavender oil is anti-inflammatory. It helps to reduce redness of the skin and help to restore bright and natural skin tone. When is been used regularly, it may help to reduce dark age spot and other skin discolouration.
  3. For anti-wrinkle
    • Due to Lavender oil is rich in antioxidants, it will be able to protect your skin from damaging free radicals which contributed to your fine lines and wrinkles.
  4. For eczema and psoriasis
    • Lavender oil may help to reduce the itch and irritation caused by psoriasis and it may help with eczema outbreaks.
  5. For sunburn
    • Lavender oil may help to relieve the burning and swelling.
  6. For skin fungus
    • Lavender oil able to kill fungus infection and irritation on the skin.

As for Tea Tree essential oil, we added it in because it has similar benefit as Lavender. So by adding in into our DIY moisturizer, we have a wonderful scent with double benefits from these 2 oils. The moisturizer can be used as a balm ointment as well. I bring the moisturizer around now. Safe me a lot of money on buying expensive hand cream with limited benefit.

I am learning to love myself now. Life is full of colourful scene, be more positive and be happy.

DIY Your Own Natural Moisturizer

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I start practising my Love Rules resolutions. Yesterday night myself and my husband try out something interesting. Remember I was telling you we are planning to have our small business? It will be related to Essential Oil.

Yup, I just started using doTERRA essential oil a few months back and I start to fall in love with essential oil. The best part of it is I can use it without worrying that it will be harmful to my family as this oil is natural where you can be used aromatically, topically and the best part is you can even drink or add into our cooking.

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Yesterday we tried to make our own moisturizer using lavender essential oil. We got the ingredients from doTERRA blog. Very easy and very convenient. The ingredients that you need are:

⅓ cup aloe vera gel (do not use juice or aloe from a plant as the cream won’t whip properly)
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
½ tablespoon beeswax
10 drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the almond and jojoba oils with the beeswax. 
  2. Once melted, transfer your mixture to a deep mixing bowl. Leave to cool for an hour or until the mixture reaches room temperature.
  3. Slowly add the aloe vera gel and Lavender oil as you blend the mixture with a hand blender.
  4. Continue adding aloe until you have reached your desired consistency.
  5. Store in an airtight container and apply to skin liberally.

The below is the final outcome before we mix the essential oil and aloe vera. Forgive us for the colour of the image because we did it at night and the lighting is warm white at our home =)

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Somebody is enjoying mixing the Lavender oil and Aloe Vero into the moisturizer.

I normally use doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil and 2 drops of Lavender oil on my dry skin. Sometimes I find it quite troublesome when travelling because bringing the Fractionated Coconut oil around. Moreover, I am worried that the coconut oil will spill and leave a stain on my bags which it already happens on my Longchamp =(

With this, DIY moisturizer, Is so easy and handy now because I fill them in a 15ml size bottle which is my previous eye cream bottle and I do not have to worried about coconut oil spilt in my bag now. Yea…..

We have opened a Facebook page name “doTERRA Wellness Natural Essential Oil” just to share the products we are selling and also information that we collected. Do like our page for more information.

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