Friday 4 February 2011

Long Necklace: Leaf and Neutral Tones.

Remember the leaf bead I mentioned I liked but wasn't sure what to do with? I did have some good suggestions from sisters, including my dear freind M who sent me this picture:

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Unfortunately, much as I want to learn the skill with which this pendant has been wrapped, I am not able to yet. I eventually picked out the colours in the beads and alternated them; pale brown faceted glass crystals rondelles and some off white and garnet coloured stone chips:

I am really looking forward to wearing this one insh'Allah, over my little brown dress - okay, my chocolate brown abaya.


  1. Lovely! How far you've come dear! I love your work! About the wire wrapping, my SIL can do it. I'd love to learn.

  2. Asalaamu alaykum,

    It has been a while since I posted, but I have been following and reading all the posts. I enjoyed all of them - especially the one with food! :D

    On a more serious note, your article for incultureparent was most enlightening. Do you think in general most Muslim women are capable of working and looking after children as you do?

  3. Also, I must add, it would be good to learn from you how you balance work and children?

    Also, did you always have the intention to work after you had children? Are certain years of a child harder than the others? Would you recommend Muslim women to work? Do you feel the you spend more quality time together as you are not always in their face? Do you feel your children are more independent?

    Sorry for all the questions. It is your article was most enlightening and has made me re-think my position on not working after I had children inshaAllah. wAllahu a'lam.

  4. Assalam-alaikam,

    Dearest Sis Saffiyah,
    I remember when I first started writing and blogging, very tentatively, a certain sister encouraging me alhamdulillah.

    Cosmic Cook - so many questions dear sis. Insh'Allah, I am going to put down my thoughts properly in a blog post.