Tuesday, September 27, 2011

cubes // work for today

too cute wood cubes =)

Just when I thought I have used up all my dark purple beads, I found these hidden in my bead box, things are always forgotten all the time here!

Used them in a new bracelet that features a rocking horse too :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

the rain played a part // work for today

Rainy days churn out refreshing colours like this...
For a person who is very much inclined to pink & purple, I should be wishing for more of these times ;)
and it helps to wash away the stinky haze as well!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


It's almost 2 months since moving into my new home, and  f.i.n.a.l.l.y  I'm getting used to writing down my new address in the courier form.
Filling up forms absentmindedly meant reverting to the old address, it's like auto-pilot ;)
Though at the moment I still have to remind myself each time, at least I'm getting better.....

Anyway, the post office clerk gave me another huge stack of forms today.
The good thing about posting during peak periods is that they generously shove so many pieces to me.

Small things like this make me happy, must be that weird geeky greed in me! ;)

Monday, September 19, 2011

pink iris // work for today

Hello :)
I'm still quite terrible in keeping this place updated on a frequent basis, I was enthusiastic about blogging for a week or two, and then got caught up with more orders last week (& a fun afternoon spent with best friends), which unfortunately meant blogging here is relegated in my to-do list.

Over the past week I have taken many photos that were meant for work for today posts, still sorting through them but here's a piece but I really liked working on.

Custom order: Working on 3 pieces of Iris (pale pink version)

I have always preferred more vivid colours, eg deep pink or fuchsia so I thought it was a challenge to try solely lighter shades.
Luckily I have accumulated quite a big stash of light pink beads (bought with the intention of using them as fillers only) and seeing the completed piece, I must say I like this as much as the original, if not more! ;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

pink polka

these came in the mail today.

Self assembled gift boxes in soft pink, I chanced upon them in a deal site (those Groupon style coupons) and bought my first ever deal :) 

It wasn't really a bargain (the original price was quite ridiculously marked up too high) but the polka design was too tempting for me to resist :S
Especially when it's pink!


Monday, September 12, 2011

stars // work for today

Stars must be linked with blue, my brain tells me that....
here it is, bracelet listing

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I'm usually holed up in my room beading, so sometimes it's lovely when I can have all things laid on a tray (container cover actually) and work at the garden. Change of scenery :)

Just like today, working on tagging 50 pieces of jewellery for the boutique booth.
Cutting up tags, punching holes, then meticulously tying them to bracelets & rings, all these took up quite a ridiculous amount of time.
Good thing the embroidery threads are in bright spring-y colours to lighten the mood ;)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

blue hues // work for today

 When I first got these beads out, I planned to make a cluster bracelet with them, but after tinkering around and adding bits of charms, a flower etc, it turned out to be an asymmetrical piece instead.

This happens most of the time, if I were to summarize my work flow, this is it:
an idea comes to mind and I take out all the necessary materials, arrange and tweak, change the sequence, add more beads then tweak, pin them up and tweak the design again...
   resulting in a finished piece that is almost always totally different or bear just a slight resemblance to the original.

I have since learned no matter how I feel about the first draft, never to give up on it, because with all the fine-tuning, the final piece will be something I love! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

big brackets

In my last blog post, I used big brackets to hold up all the text, as inspired by what I saw in a mag.
Easy to do with almost any font types :)

I also used a Jane Austen font there, beautiful hand-writing with great flow, one of the best fonts I have recently found!

Monday, September 5, 2011

august '11 round up

time for a monthly post :)

August was expected to be a busy time for me locally, with the festive season at the end of the month, I worked on more custom pieces than usual. Many of them ordered to match with their new clothes, just like what happens during chinese new year come every January ;)

Over at the Etsy front, I worked hard as well, 15 pieces plus reworked listing details for a couple of expired ones.
Am satisfied :)

As I'm reflecting on the past month's activities, my mind's is actually filled with the new goodies my best friend is bringing home for me, especially the half kilo (about a pound) of colouful heart shaped beads, simply can't wait to get my hands on them!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

drafting necklace // work for today

Tinkering with a custom necklace design, I have been loving this style ever since I made the gemstone piece.
Instead of all beads / charms / flowers gathered at the end of the chain, like I usually do, this style uses all those materials to make up the chain :)