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 🙂
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Been thinking about creating pretty, sparkly things to wear for my brother’s upcoming wedding. In the midst of exam week chaos, I managed to doodle some ideas on pieces which would complement the dress that’s promised to be oh-so-amazing! My head is currently filled with Swarovski crystals and rhinestones in all kinds of shapes and sizes that would sparkle under the bright lights, creating a sense of yumminess similar to an icing on an already delicious cupcake.
Ballerinas. Whimsical, delicate and beautiful.
I’ve been dreaming about ballerinas and pointe shoes lately. It reminds me of a childhood dream I once had, a little girl excitedly putting on her ballet shoes and pink tutu for performances. Loving the air of elegance, she pursued ballet with her eyes on the prize: the pointe shoes.
After what seemed to be an eternity, it was time to try on those pointe shoes. Sure, they hurt like hell. But the pain is nothing in comparison to the beaming smile of a little girl who thought she has just joined the higher ranks; a serious ballerina who can do magic tricks with her feet! Oh, the power of en pointe.
Went to the market on Sunday. As I lazily strolled and gazed, I found myself stopped at the sight of a bunch of abstract rocks that sparkled under the bright sun. I couldn’t help myself but approach the stall, only to squeal in delight when I saw what they were. Crystals! Gems! Best of all, they were in their best condition: rough and natural!
I knew what I wanted, but they were presented to me in so many different and unique shapes that it took me a while to decide (my friends were nowhere to be found by the time I made my purchase).
I got a beautiful black crystal originated from Brazil in the roughest shape possible. Naturally, one gem was not enough for me. So, I picked up an amethyst stone as well. The Amethyst were picked up in Arkansas.
I love the rough texture of these stones, it’s as if they are trying to tell us how the came to be. They are honest in the way the present themselves, and if I do decide to incorporate them into a jewellery piece, I would make sure that their truth are not lost in the process.
Q: do you have any favorite rocks/gems?