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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.

Name on rice pendant
Name on rice pendant

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 page Personalised Name Jewellery.


  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 *_*

  2. Wow, that is fabulous Mick

    Well done

    Bags of Swank by SimJaTa

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

  4. 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

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


  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

    Very impressive Mick.


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

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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

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

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

  15. Wow that is amazing!

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

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

  17. 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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