Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Personalised Name on Rice Jewellery

Yes my eyes may be sore, yes reading a book will not be the same again but I think what I made my wife recently was well worth it!

This is a necklace personalised with her name written on a single grain of rice.

personalised name jewellery
With a steady hand and lots and lots of practice and patience I have managed to master the art of rice writing. Recognised as a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility (but we will ignore the last one!), writing on a single grain of rice dates back to ancient times and originates from Ancient Turkey and India.

Currently I can comfortably write 16 characters on a single grain of rice (eight characters per side), which covers most names and messages. However I am slowly aiming for the record of two hundred characters, made by a man in Turkey a long time ago and written with a strand of hair!

If you would like to know more about name on rice writing and its history and symbolism, please visit my website page Personalised Name Jewellery.

19 comments:

  1. Holy moley that is amazing my writing is barely legible on a piece of paper, lol! I have tagged you over at my blog for 7 things don't feel obliged it just means I am very nosey Elissa *_*

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  2. That is incredible - well done:)

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  3. Wow, that is fabulous Mick

    Well done

    Lynda
    Bags of Swank by SimJaTa

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  4. that is just amazing. Well done. I wouldn't be able to see the rice, let alone write on it!!!

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  5. Once again, you have done something which has left me speechless!!

    I have a headache just thinking of focusing on something that small for so long!

    Well done - this is brilliant work!

    Ali x

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  6. That's fantastic, well done and what a romantic thing to do!

    Myra

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  7. Well done Mick that's brilliant. I bought something similar in New York a couple of years ago and couldnt work out how they had written so small.
    Lovely
    Lisa

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  8. oh WOW!!!! You are very good!!! I knew the fact that some people are capable of doing this after a lot of practicing but I've never seen it properly like this before. How interesting rice turns out such a lovely piece of jewellery!
    You are very patient!! Well done!!

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  9. God, I would have to change my specs for a pair of large magnifing glasses to do that. Amazing work as usual. You never cease to amaze me

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  10. oh wow! That is brilliant and your writing so neat!

    Very impressive Mick.

    Chloe
    x

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  11. Amazing, I wish my boyfriend would write my name on a grain of rice :(

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  12. That's not an easy thing to do, well done! i saw a programme recently (sorry can't remember the name of it) hosted by Richard Hammond where they managed to write on a strand of hair - thought not quite as inpressive as your s they did it with lasers!

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  13. I always wondered how they did this, do you have to use a magnifying glass? :)
    Lou

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  14. Thats awesome!! I've been trying get the supplies to make this for a while now but hav not had time.. will get around to it..awesome site

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  15. That is madness!! A very thoughtful gift though ;-)

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  16. Olá, amiga!
    Conheci seu cantinho... amei!...
    Lindo, criativo e agradável.
    Você é muito talentosa!
    Um ótimo domingo!
    Beijinhos.
    Itabira - Brasil

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  17. Wow that is amazing!

    And a brilliant idea too! Good luck getting up to 200! :D

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  18. :) that is so cool....I hope you break the record..

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  19. I haven't seen this in years!!!!! When I first saw these being sold in Ocean City Maryland, back in the 1980's I was impressed. I am also impressed that you now offer this technique! It seems to have made a come back!

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