Monthly Archives: January 2011

>Allegra 1.3: the ring

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Allegra: freshwater pearls, czech crystals, faux pearls, silver plated wire

A long overdue post. The second to last installment of Allegra.

I personally LOVE rings, I love making them and I love wearing them. Naturally, this piece developed rather quickly and I am very happy with the end product.

On another note, I’ve finally succumb to the idea of moving this blog to wordpress. I’ve been reading quite a bit of tips from G&G (V has A LOT of useful tips and infos!!!) and hopefully will be able to make a smooth transition soon.

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>Allegra 1.2: the earrings

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Allegra: freshwater pearls, czech crystals, faux pearls, silver plated wire

As soon as I posted Allegra (the bracelet) for my little blackberry community to devour, I was approached to create the whole nine yards (earrings, ring, necklace, the whole lot). The focus are still on the gleaming white freshwater pearls, hence the decision to create a free-formed skeleton (those round, squirly things as a dear friend would describe them) that can bring the different materials, colours and textures together.

This is Allegra 1.2: the earrings.

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>Allegra 1.1: the bracelet

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Allegra: freshwater pearls, czech crystals, faux pearls

it took me weeks to create the perfect bracelet that exudes elegance, with white as its main colour. All I can say is that I am reaping my reward now, as people seem to love the concept of Allegra, and I’ve been kept busy with creating more and more of them. This is Allegra 1.1: the bracelet.

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>Handmade Love From Me to You

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The super woman behind Posie Patchwork got me excited on this concept of handmade pay it forward.

 “I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!”


Now, I know that I love me some handmade goodies *making AND receiving them* and am so excited to start making these 5 gifts! So start writing up your post, leave me a comment with the link and the first 5 people will receive a little bit of Aglaia on their doorstep. Let’s make this a fun start to 2011 đŸ™‚

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>the best final week of 2010 – part 3, the jawbreaking cute stuff

>we’re finally at the last part of the best final week of 2010 series, and dare I say this is the most EXCITING part! Japan’s full of amazingly adorable stuff and I couldn’t get enough! Allow me to show you…

the fancy toilets
 the gorgeous traditional outfits
 the Japanese Kokeshi dolls


the Japanese paper dolls

the hello kitty tribute
 the adorable and breathtaking shopfronts
the more than 5million vending machines scattered throughout the country

the countless cute edibles and green tea attributes
I am determined to come back to Japan during sakura season. Until then…

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>introducing: the Queen

>Reine (the Queen) is a piece that I made during the festive season. I was getting sick of the lack of expensive looking jewellery in my jewellery chest (I only left behind numerous amount of bangles home when I left for Canberra earlier last year) and decided that I would make one that I can wear during the festive season, as well as for any other occasion. Et voila!

Reine: gold plated chain, japanese wooden beads, swarovski embellished clasp

I have been wearing them almost everywhere, and have got comments (and orders!) from people. Couldn’t have been happier with my Queen; it’s truly luxury at a budget!

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>the best final week of 2010 – part 2, the food

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the market and food stalls
 the meals
 desserts and green tea-related sweets

 the displays

would you believe me if I tell you that I ate everything I’ve shown you and actually lost weight? (aside from the displays and that bright red raw octopus)

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