Well, what do you know? It is less than a month until Christmas! I can feel the air around me shifted to a joyous breath of happiness, shop windows are full of Christmas decoration, Christmas carols are heard and Christmas shopping have well and truly begun!
In the spirit of Christmas, I have finally plucked the courage to do my very first market. I am very excited, yet nervous about it. There’s a lot of things to do, pieces to be created and fun to be had!
I recently listed on etsy a couple of new pieces that I have made. In the middle of listing, I thought I would re-list some of the pieces that I haven’t managed to sell (which is, everything…). A couple of weeks later, an unexpected passing of a loved one brought me back home to Jakarta. While I was mindlessly checking my emails during downtimes, I noticed an email from etsy informing me that I have just made my first sale!
Excitement was soon followed by a panic feeling as I forgot to put my shop on vacation mode. I thought that I was going to lose a sale as I was away and wouldn’t be able to post the order within the promised 48 hours.
I spoke to the boy about my first sale, and asked him to help me and post the order. He was such a trooper, rummaging through my box of supplies to find everything I needed to post, and going the extra mile in making a card as requested by the buyer. So here I am, thinking that I want to share this with you, as I feel that I have finally managed to make the first step and cross a big hurdle in selling my jewellery in Australia. I would always remember this unique first etsy sale experience, and I wouldn’t have been able to do so without the boy’s help 😊
It has been awhile since I last posted an update. I guess life has gotten in the way and I managed to shove jewellery making towards the end of my priorities list. It’s funny how the every day and mundane things manage to crawl its way and cloud your brain. At one point, I even contemplated whether or not I’m still passionate about jewellery making.
After what seems like an eternity, I finally plucked up the courage to try a different media and add a new flavour to my pieces. I have been curious to experiment with resin but I have always successfully reason with my curious mind into believing that it’s just not worth it. To make a long story short, curiosity finally got the better of me. I was (and still am) feeling romantic, possibly due to the endless wedding conversations with my girlfriends, which involves a LOT of talk on whimsical dresses, dreamy photoshoots and vintage inspired decorations. Thus, these pieces came about as I poured out the romantic in me. I hope you love them as much as I do
for more pieces, click here.
very excited with a couple of life-turning events happening at the moment. This includes new concept for Aglaia and exploring new designs and potential… stay tune!
A little last minute request was relayed to me on my last week of sole-vacation/waiting for paperwork from certain places in Melbourne last month. A blue neckpiece was to be created to complement a certain exquisite blue dress that a dear one was planning to wear for a special event (one of the many parties to celebrate a wedding!).
After countless drawings and searching through the web for the best materials, this little gem was born. And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of it too😉
Inspiration can come from anywhere, literally. These amazing rocks forms a little part of the beautifully tranquil Cataract Gorge in Tasmania. I can feel a bubble of rocky pieces forming in my (sometimes) wildly imaginative brain!
It all started with a simple question from my mom. She wanted to know whether I own any piece of yellow clothing. You see, she read from somewhere that in the upcoming Chinese New Year, every sign should wear a specific colour if they want to ensure a good year ahead. She thought it would be fun to play along and take some fun pictures of the family in bright colours other than the traditional red. My colour was yellow. Naturally, I got a colour that’s almost non-existent in my wardrobe. So, what better way to add a splash of yellow than a fun, braided ribbon bracelet?
Once I was done making this yellow number, I got a little carried away (comme toujours) and made more in different colours. I figured it’ll be fun to wear them individually, or stacked together. Who knows, I might even be tempted to make more of these infinity bracelets in bright, summery colours!
Happy Chinese New Year (and Happy 2012)!