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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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 😉
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)!
We were all shaken to our core when news of an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan yesterday. I kept on replaying footages of when the water hits, houses were crushed, people in cars attempting to escape death by speeding over the road, with massive waves of the sea chasing after them not very far behind.
I thought I would dedicate this week to Mother Nature. Mother Nature has been good to us, but it is apparent now that we haven’t been good to Mother Nature.
This bracelet was born out of my love of the sea (hence, the name of the piece: La Mer). I hand-shaped the cuff with my two bare, imperfect hands, and pretty much free-formed the piece. A mix of turquoise beads, freshwater pearls, natural stones and clear czech crystals; whenever I look at them, I can almost always see the ocean and hear the sound of the waves with seagulls flying high in the sky.
I truly hope we can all take a moment to thank our Creator for the blessings He has given us, and to pray for light in this very dark tunnel that’s enveloping those who were affected by the disaster.
UPDATE: I’m sure there’s plenty of organisations that are accepting donation, but since I recently joined the Red Cross, here’s where you should click if you’d like to donate: Australian Red Cross (if you’re in Australia) or Red Cross (for their International site). What may seem to be a little to us can make a big difference!
Coco was born out of curiosity. My fingers wanted to weave strands of freshwater pearls into a pretty, elegant bracelet.
Whilst weaving, it struck me that Coco would be perfect adorning the wrist of a dear friend. Naturally, I told her about the birth of this chic bracelet, and like me, she fell in love with Coco the moment she set her eyes on it. I am happy to say that Coco has found a loving home and can be seen around Jakarta’s social scene.