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Date Joined: May 6, 2014
Last Online: February 23, 2023
Birthday: April 9
Country: Singapore
My Zentangle Studio at 7F5R
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About Me

hesedetang prounounced as "her-ser-the-tang" – means "brown sugar" in Mandarin.

I am located in sunny Singapore and my name is Debbie.

I am a thirtysomething Christian. I am also a business person trying out new things and living life on the edge.

As of April 2015, I am now a certified Zentangle teacher, building a practice in Singapore.

I run a series of international ZIA swaps on SB, and I have been very fortunate to meet a lovely group of swappers here. So much talent goes into these swaps! We can be found on Pinterest.

About being a CZT

What is Zentangle? There are no short answers to this, as you will see on Zentangle.com. Zentangle is an art method that promotes mindfulness and relaxation.

Since graduating from the 18th Certified Zentangle Teachers Seminar in Rhode Island, I have been teaching Zentangle classes in Singapore and have been very fortunate to meet some very inspiring people. I am very happy to be on this new adventure :)

This is my Flickr album devoted to tangles.

About my Craft

  • I enjoy making jewelry and I have an online shopfront where most of my creations reside. I also have a Facebook Page

  • I have been making jewelry since 2006 for friends and family, but only started to sell them in 2014. It is cathartic and helps me get through times when I am highly stressed.

  • I like to up-cycle random parts from pre-loved or store-bought jewelry and include these as features in my creations. I make sure that I clean and sterilise every component manually, before I re-work them into any design. I like how unique the end product becomes - it is truly one of a kind. Up-cycling is a fascinating process and I am fairly addicted. That said, I will only swap jewelry with new, silver tone components and features, to avoid any unhappiness.

  • I love working with antiqued brass in my jewel craft, though I understand most people like silver tone. Hence I will swap silver tone unless specifically requested otherwise :)

  • I also love electroplated glass suncatcher beads [they can be half or full silver, AB plated or rainbow] and tibetan silver charms. I feature these very often in my work.

  • I like flea markets and craft fairs, especially if they are in benefit of a good cause. In July 2014 I took my little shop on the road for the first time ever ^_^ and I must say what a wonderful adventure it was. I now have a few more fairs coming up ;)

  • My shop updates, including discount codes, may be found here on the FB page.

About Swapping

  • First off, I do not have any intentions to flake or skip out on commitments at all. I am located in Singapore, where our national mail carrier is highly efficient and effective (I do not work for them lol).

  • 100% of my outgoing International mail is sent by airmail, 100% of the time.

  • If something has not arrived after a reasonable timeframe, please let me know so I can resend :) I already do several swap and non-swap post-runs a week, and so does my business partner -- so a quick re-send is no issue.

  • I appreciate open and honest communication at all times.

  • I actively decide to participate in or host fewer swaps and go for quality instead of having so many swaps which would eventually cause me to not even remember who my swap partners were.

  • I also promise to rate. Let me know if I have not rated and I will check to see if I received your package. If I have missed something, anything! do let me know!

Personal Preferences

  • I like photography, especially macro photography. Waterdroplets are one of my favourite photography subjects.

  • White is my favourite colour, and I like neutral shades like grey and teal.

  • I listen to J-pop and K-pop, and have a K-drama addiction :)

  • I am partial to animals. I have two Ragamuffin kittens [Dyllis and Dexter] and three hamsters. I have an active Hamstery and my Roborovski line is awaiting it's 9th generation.

  • I like to look at photography featuring Asian ball jointed dolls [BJDs] and Blythes. However, I only collect LaTiDoll Yellow 16cm dolls, as larger ones creep me out in real life. I do have a Blythe and a LaTiDoll Green 30cm doll but I reckon they'd each be my first and my last of their kind. [The said Blythe and LG dolls have both found loving new homes :) ]

  • I collect Re-ment miniatures. I am happy to do a private swap if anyone is interested in Re-ment too :)

  • I like white, green and flower teas best. Earl grey and other fruit teas are also fine.

  • I am not particular about brands of tea. That said, my favourite tea brands are DavidsTea, which we cannot get here in Singapore, and Gryphon, which is a Singaporean brand. If you happen to be my swap partner and wish to try out some Gryphon tea, do let me know and I will add something from my Gryphon stash to the package :) Or we could do a private DavidsTea/Gryphon swap ;)

  • I like glaciers, snowflakes and snowscapes.

  • I love travelling. Some places I have been include USA, UK, Australia, Japan and Korea......

  • I would prefer not to have any cartoon character items in swaps but these are the only characters I DO love:

  • Kapibarasan [Tryworks]
  • Totoro [Studio Ghibli]
  • Mamegoma [San-X]
  • Kyutusita Nyanko [San-X]
  • Sumikkogurashi [San-X]
  • Purin [Sanrio]
  • Cinnamoroll [Sanrio]
  • Sugarbunnies [Sanrio]

My dislikes

  • I appreciate thoughtful, hand-written notes instead of extras (I am quite minimalist).

  • I am not a fan of Ginger, Chamomile or Chai teas, and I am kind of allergic to strong coffee. [Though even if these are sent, no problem - I can simply swap them again ^^ so please do not feel too badly.]

  • I do not like overly pagan/religious stuff. [I am a Christian. Scripture verses are v. welcome, however.]

  • I do not like receiving chocolate or candy in the mail because I live in the tropics. Someone once sent me some food items that were not packaged or wrapped, in a paper mailing box. It was a serious mess and one I'd like very much to avoid in future.

  • Non-raters. In my time on SB, I have met a few non-raters. To me, not rating is equally rude and as bad as flaking. If someone has taken time and effort to pick out and send something, I cannot see why the receiver cannot take time to rate, barring any exigencies.

  • I do not like gore, violence, crass or crude images or texts in any form. I just simply do not appreciate them, even if they are made in humour.

My Pets

Past and present.. Always in my heart..

Mocha the Brocolli Lover hesedetang on flickr

Ham-kiddies.. the highlight of my life.. hesedetang on flickr

Little Peanut-munchers.. hesedetang on flickr

Dyllis hesedetang on flickr

Dexter hesedetang on flickr

My Photography

hesedetang on flickr

hesedetang on flickr


Comment: Your card is lovely! And both the swap tangles. I was so excited to get you for this swap. I love your style and all you do at 7F5R. Will post finished pieces soon.
Comment: I was so when I opened the envelope and see that beautiful card you made. I hardly every see anything with my name on it because it is not common, it was a surprise to have my name on it. The colors and only using white ink,,, so good, thank you
Response: My pleasure! Take care :)
Comment: We saved moneys on stamps for this swap, eh? :D Just pass over the table and we're done. Thank you for the lovely tile. <3 It is beautiful and I love it very much.
Response: I don’t remember which one this was hahaha!
Comment: Sorry for not rating you immediately after I received your tile. Thank you for the lovely art. ❤️
Minxy1964 rated for ZIA #66 - Holistic Hollis ATC on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: Another stunning Zentangle, as always, Debbie. And thank you for the Phi Tile. I've never seen of those before and I'm looking forward to using it xx
PrairieKittin rated for ZIA #65 - STRING-spiration ATC on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Wow! I love the ATC... AND the pretty splash of color with it!! Thank you so much!!
Comment: Wow! I need to up my game. Debbie spoiled me. Lovely package. I can’t wait to tangle on those tiles. Love my poem! Xoxox
Tamawi rated for ZIA #63 - Zentangle Genesis on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Beautiful, thank you for sharing it with me. The shiny accents in the background add am extra refined finish.
Tamawi rated for ZIA #62 - Holiday Hurry ATC on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Pretty! What a beautiful combination of colors and highlights. You always have a nice eye for natural flow.💗
Response: Thank you for rating! I have another package on its way to you for the Genesis swap! I hope you aren't sick of me yet LOL!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love what you tangled
Response: Thank you for rating, it was wonderful to have you as my partner. Happy holidays, be safe x
Comment: Thank you so much for the gems and the beautifully colored Bijou!!
Response: Thank you for being my partner and for taking the time to rate me! Have a great week!
Comment: Thanks! I love what you sent!
Response: Thank you for rating :)
Itti rated for ZIA Swap #59 - "Beautiful Bales" ATC on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous tangle! Thank you. The tangles on the envelope were lovely too. Sorry for rating so late!
Response: No worries, better late than never! Enjoy!
elflady rated for ZIA Swap #60 - Autumn Aura ATC III on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: I received your lovely ATC today. What a great piece of work. I love it. Thanks so much. Also am in awe of rthe envelope that I presume you did. This is something for me to aspire to. elflady
Response: It was a pleasure being your host and partner. Take care!
Reikan rated for Travelling Tangles Sept 2019 - Autumn on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: This was more then gorgeous!
Response: Thank you for being my partner and for rating! Have a great week!
Comment: Thanks for this great postcard. I love it all.Thanks also for the extra zentangle card. We cannot get these down here. I am becoming addicted to zentangling and try to do some every day. elflady
Comment: Dear Debbie, your happy mail arrived today,and i ame excatid to see your beautiful starters. thnx. 💚💚💚
Response: Thank you so much for letting me know! I was beginning to worry! Enjoy and take care xx
Comment: Love the combination of black and white and color on the twinchies! Interesting corners, too! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for your rating Prairie - it's been a long time since our last swap! I trust you are keeping well. Sending warm thoughts from Singapore.
Comment: Debbie Thank you so much for your tiles and extras, I feel very lucky. I know you are in Edinburg this summer, unfortenately I don’t live near Edinburg and during Summer I am in my home in Holland, otherwise I would have loved to meet you.... who knows one day we will!
Response: Dear Diana -- It was an honour to send you a package after so long. I love Hamadox (as you know) and couldn't resist all the extras <3 Love from Singapore. P.S. My trip was a whirlwind trip, too short for any social and I do apologise. I will make better plans for a longer trip in future, hopefully when you are available <3

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LizzyJo on May 19, 2015:

Congrats on becoming a CZT!

hyperoma on Mar 9, 2015:

Shout out to a fellow Singaporean swapper!

anrtist on Dec 28, 2014:

THANK YOU FOR Hosting such a great SWAP in the ZZ Group! ;-) we just got some bookmark swaps up too! I hope you will join in those too! ;-)
Blessings, cc

kats on Dec 19, 2014:

Hello lovely! I just received your note, kitty stickers and photos! Wow your cats are beautiful; thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you too! Sending love from Canada xo

LunaMoody on Nov 14, 2014:

Thank you for you kind comment on my profile. It means a lot to hear that someone cares. I hope you have Happy Holidays 💙💙💙 Lisa

Candyn29 on Oct 29, 2014:


kats on Sep 26, 2014:

Thanks for the warm wishes! It's been an eventful few weeks-- getting married, moving back into our home, and turning 30 years old! I couldn't be happier (and the kitties are over the moon to be home too!). Just posted your parcel, I don't want to give anything away but the toys have catnip in them! That's all I will say! I sent it airmail so it should arrive soon! xo

anrtist on Sep 3, 2014:

Hi! LLL Group Greetings! Blessings, cc

mickeykul on Aug 15, 2014:

Got your wonderful envelope :) Thank you so much you are wonderfull! love the earings...so nice :) have a great day :) mickeykul

gmastubby on Jul 17, 2014:

Received earrings today, they are beautiful and I will wear often. Thank you for RAK. Best Wishes Judy

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